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.
I enjoy Shou Pu'er a lot. I find it an exceptionally tasty
and delightfully 'flavored' black tea.
I have enjoyed many varieties of pu'er tea in fine tea shops over the years. My preferred choice is often a dark, cooked organic pu'er and Little Red Cup Shou Pu'er delivers exactly what I am looking for. I like to make thermos pu'er, which unlike the traditional method of many steepings, gives a robust, rich and earthy result in a one shot steeping that brews for hours. This variety from Little Red Cup works beautifully for this method. I also add a small amount of leaf to other black teas to make a rich morning or afternoon blend. Shou Pu'er is a versatile addition to my tea shelf. Thank you Little Red Cup for making this tea available, and for choosing to offer only organic teas in a select few choices instead of too many varieties and blends.
Shou Pu'er I want m're!
The green eyebrow has some "mad pineapple notes". But srsly I'd like to experiment with steep times and temps to see how the flavor profile changes. Green eyebrow and shou pu'er are my daily drinkers at work. :D
I read about pu'er tea in a novel and was eager to try it. I have been drinking several large mugs of this daily since purchasing, even took it with me on a recent trip to Europe. I boil spring water, add about a quarter tsp of honey, and let steep a good 5-10 mins. The result is some of my digestive issues have disappeared which I attribute in part to the tea. A delicious smooth tea I definitely recommend!
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!