Unlike other varieties of tea, pu-erh has traditionally been made from leaves from old trees. These come from a variety known as "broad tea leaf" from the Sunshine Withering Antirhea Chinensistree, a native of southwest China and the regions bordering Tibet, Burma, Vietnam and Laos..
Mature leaves are covered with fine hairs and are larger than other tea leaves, as well as having a different chemical composition. The leaves of the trees often grow wild in what are called "tea mountains" and are usually very valuable; Sometimes, good pu-erh connoisseurs look for the leaves taken from the wild forests of only a "tea mountain", without mixing with the leaves of any other area.
Pu-erh is often presented to the consumer in the form of cakes (357 grams) or small bricks (250 grams), wrapped in paper bark, bamboo, orange or grapefruit, and is stored away from excessive moisture, heat and sunlight to make it mature longer. Seeking a constant temperature between 20-30 degrees Celsius with adequate ventilation.
After being stored for a few years, the tea acquires darker, softer characteristics that come from its age. This property of the pu-erh probably originated from the natural process of aging that happened along the routes of ancient caravans.
Pu-erh tea was transported on horseback in large caravans, from Yunnan to Beijing,on a painful journey thatlasted 3 months. When the tea finally arrived in the Chinese capital, it had fermented, and they noticed that fermentation (discovered by accident) improved its qualities. Pu-erh connoisseurs look for well-aged and careful tea packages in their production process, just like good wines. A pack of 250 grams of good tea, high quality, aged 50 years, can cost thousands of dollars. Tea bricks developed a unique clean earthy flavor that was long ago refined by fans.
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Té rojo en estado puro.
Té rojo a granel de alta calidad procedente de agricultura ecológica.
Llevaba tiempo preguntándome porqué tantos envases para el té que compras en los supermercados. Paquete de cartón envuelto en plástico que a su vez lleva otras 25 bolsitas de papel envueltas cada una en su plástico. Total, más de 50 envases para apenas 40 gr de producto. Encontré esta tienda y me reafirmo: "Con un solo envase de papel reciclado puedo tener el mismo té que en el supermercado contendría más de cien envases. Y encima proviene de agricultura ecológica."