Pu’Erh, the capital of Yunnan province in China, is the home of the world famous tea named after the capital Pu’Erh. World famous, at least nowadays. Say 10 years ago, there was hardly somebody in the West how knew it, but it was one of the products which was traded along the Ancient Tea Horse Route, also known as the Silk route, stretching from Sichuan, over Pu’erh up to Lhasa in Tibet.
Pu’Erh is said to have the oldest tea trees in the world and is seen as the heritage of tea, estimated about 3000 years ago.
The tea we use is grown and picked on the mountain flanks of the Himalaya. All tea leafs are steamed or fried to stop oxidation. In Pu’Erh, or more general Yunnan province, the tea, after the oxidation has been stopped, is stored in huge humid shelters to pre-ferment and this makes the tea so different from the other “black” tea kinds we know in the West.
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