Uncovering Pu-erh Tea &
Its Brewing Types
There are 2 classifications of
Pu-erh Tea… What are they?
[ Raw / Green Pu-erh ]
Sheng is the original Pu-erh made to age
many years before being consumed.
Mao-Cha is the
It is less
[ Ripe / Black Pu-erh ]
It can be immediately consumed and is
oxidized to hasten aging. It is cheaper and
can be consumed within 2-3 years.
Time required to achieve full
20-30Years Several Months
Color or the Brew:
RAW - between golden yellow to orange, the color
varies depending on age of the tea. Leaves are
more solid, soft and plump.
RIPE – Dark chestnut; Leaves are not
intact, color black and no longer soft.
RAW - Has similar characteristics to green tea. As
the tea ages, it improves. Known for strong
sensations in the mouth and lasting after taste.
RIPE - Earthy and mild. Ripe Pu-erh is
smooth and tastes like ripened plum.
Popular Varieties of Pu-Erh Tea:
Pu-Erh Tea Cake Red Dayi 7262 Menghai
Tea Factory, 2003 (Black/Shou)
Pu-Erh Tea Brick, Wild Leaves, Ke Yi
Xing, 1990s (Green/Sheng)
Pu-Erh Tuo Cha, Xiaguan Tuo, Xiaguan
Tea Factory, 1990s (Green/Sheng)
Emperor Pu-Erh Loose Leaf Tea 2000
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