Our Fair Trade Shou Pu'er Tea (熟普洱) is grown and produced by members of the Wa minority in Lincang, Yunnan — about as close to the birthplace of tea as it's possible to get. This shou pu'er brews smooth and dark, silky and earthy with hints of vanilla. It's a lovely tea: mellow, moderate, and enormously pleasant.
Shou Pu'er is available by 3.75 oz tin or by the pound. Wondering if you'll like it? Try a taste! Tasting samples are available for all our teas and good for two cups.
Please see our Brewing Guidelines for more information.
This was my first experience with Pu'er tea. Initially, I wasn't sure what to think, but after a cup or two I really like it, but it's not for everyone. That said, if you're curious about tea and like to experiment with new flavors, it's definitely worth at least getting a sample. The flavor is earthy with a hint of vanilla and it brews super dark, almost black. It's super smooth, with no astringency or acidity, and helps to calm the stomach. And it resteeps forever! I got about 15 infusions brewing gongfu style and could have gone for more, with the flavor evolving each time, and have gotten 4-5 good infusions brewing with the instructions on the tin. Give it a try!
This tea is excellent. It tastes great out of my small clay pot, but if you prefer a western style brew this will do that too. Low acidity. It'll brew very strong or light and subtle depending on water temperature/quantity and time. Resteeps well. For the price, won't be beat.
This is a super smooth, sweet, easy to drink pu'er! Great for beginners and long-time tea drinkers. Hints of tobacco and chocolate with a thick texture. Very pleasant!