Ultimately, the way in which the leaf is packed or pressed has very little to do with the quality of the final aged tea. Good pu-erh flavor comes from quality leaves, careful craftsmanship, and mindful storage – not the label on the cake or the claims of shady tea sellers.High quality Pu-erh is in short supply as it is coveted and hoarded by tea connoisseurs in China and Asia. Relatively small amounts of good Pu-erh are left for shipment to tea lovers in the West. Indeed, Pu-erh is a secret treasure yet to be discovered for many outside of Asia.Raw Loose Pu-erh Pyramid Tea is derived from large leaf tree plant grown in Yunnan, China. It has a bitter taste when compared with ripened Pu-erh tea. The liquid is bright yellow in color and have a strong fragrance which is believed to have medical functions of eliminating fat, reducing weight, strengthening body.In China, pu-erh tea is known as black tea, while the black tea we are familiar with in the West and North America is known as red tea. Pu-erh tea is made from the leaves of the tea plant known by the botanical name Camellia sinensis.This tea is called bo nay or po lei in Cantonese and is frequently spelled as pu-er, puer, or pu’er tea.Pu’er or pu-erh is a variety of fermented tea produced in the Yunnan province of China. Fermentation in the context of tea production involves microbial fermentation and oxidation of the tea leaves, after they have been dried and rolled. This process is a Chinese specialty and produces tea known as 黑茶 hēichá (literally, ‘black tea’) commonly translated as ‘dark tea’.We sell the finest Organic Sheng Pu’er tea (raw green tea) and Shu Pu’er (ripened black tea) made from sun-dried Shaiqing Mao Cha Green Tea. Pu’er tea has a unique bold and earthy character, and we offer various grades of both sheng and shu pu’er types, all of which are tailor-made for us.Buy authentic Yunnan Pu-erh online at Real Pu-erh Tea Shop. We also offer a wide range of oolong, green, black, white Chinese teas, and Taiwan Oolong teas.Mostly from unoxidized Camellia sinensis, Pu-erh is processed from a large leaf variety of green tea. Sold in loose form, bags or in cakes (similar to small hockey pucks), good quality pu-erh tea has a deep, rich flavor that many consider to be earthy, leathery or mushroomy. Bad quality pu-erh often tastes muddy or moldy.A high-grade loose leaf pu-erh made with superior quality tippy leaves, this “superior” grade was offered as a tribute to the emperors in China long ago. Refreshing and smooth on the palate, this tea is slightly earthy with hints of nuts and cocoa.