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’.Page 1 of 5 – Pu’erh (Puerh) Tea – posted in The Middle Kingdom – 中国: The green tea thread was very interesting but I wanted to put in a plug for my favorite type of tea from our new home province – Yunnan, Puerh tea. I find green tea rather bland personally and read about puerh before I was able to try it. As the article says it has a bold, earthy taste and a beautiful dark, reddish amber …Introduction and history. Pu-erh tea is traditionally made with leaves from old wild tea trees of a variety known as “broad leaf tea” (Traditional: 大 葉 Simplified: 大 叶, dà yè) or Camellia sinensis var. assamica, which is found in southwest China as well as the bordering tropical regions in Burma, Vietnam, Laos, and the very eastern parts of India.Introduction and history. Darkening tea leaves to trade with ethnic groups at the borders has a long history in China. These crude teas were of various origins and were meant to be low cost. Darkened tea, or Hei Chá, is still the major beverage for the ethnic groups in the southwestern borders and, until the early 1990s, was the third major tea category produced by China mainly for this …Get the best deal for Loose Leaf Tea & Infusions Pu-erh from the largest online selection at eBay.com. Browse our daily deals for even more savings! Free delivery and free returns on eBay Plus items!Pu-erh tea (普洱茶), also spelled as pu’er tea, is a variety of fermented tea produced in Yunnan province, China.Fermentation is a tea production style in which the tea leaves undergo microbial fermentation and oxidation after they are dried and rolled.Pu-erh, Pu’er tea, Puer tea or Bolay tea is a type of tea made from a “large leaf” variety of the tea plant Camellia sinensis and named after Pu’er county near Simao, Yunnan, China. Pu-erh tea can be purchased as either raw/green (sheng) or ripened/cooked (shu), depending on processing method or aging.Puerh tea over the centuries has been used as a form of currency in China and an important international trading item. The tea leaves are collected from growers of a special broad-leaf tea tree, which are said to be related to ancient prehistoric tea trees.Kunming wholesale dealers I interviewed often refer to the unique character of Yunnan’s natural environment to explain that tea’s special taste, one that no other “Puer” fully achieves. Using Yunnan’s large-leaf tea as the raw material for Puer has been listed as a necessary criterion by some Puer specialists (e.g., Deng 1995).major categories —- Pu Er Tea,Yunnan Green Tea,Yunnan Black Tea, Yunnan White Teaand Yunnan Flower and Herbal Tea. 1. Pu Er Tea. Pu-erh is particularly special because it can be aged for decades or longer, always changing and (in most cases) developing more depth and texture. Pu Er Teais one of the most fascinating of all teas.