Pu’er Tea is made of sun-dried broad-leaf green tea leaves selected in certain areas of Yunnan Province as raw materials. The raw materials are post-fermented and processed into loose tea and pressed tea. The products include raw tea, which is aged naturally and ripe tea which is artificially fermented.
PU’RE is the original spelling but it has been anglicized several times during its westward expanding use. It is manufactured in the Pu’re tea district of southern Yunnan Province in China. It takes its name from the small city of Pu-er and is only a few hundred miles from the Laos and Burma border.
Yunnan Pu’er tea is large-leafed varieties are made fresh leaves. its shape thick ,the color black bloom or Brown red, Commonly known as liver-colored. Mellow sweet taste, has a unique Fragrance, the “cosmetology tea” reputation.
Introduction and history Pu’er tea is traditionally made with leaves from old wild tea trees of a variety known as “broad leaf tea” or Camellia saneness var. assimilate, which is found in southwest China as well as the bordering tropical regions in Burma, Vietnam, Laos, and the very eastern parts of India. The shoots and young leaves from this varietal are often covered with fine hairs, with the pekoe (two leaves and a bud) larger than other tea varietals. The leaves are also slightly different in chemical composition, which alter the taste and smell of the brewed tea, as well as its desirability for aging. Due to the scarcity of old wild tea trees, Pu’er Tea made using such trees blended from different tea mountains of Yunnan are highly valued, while more and more connoisseurs are seeking Pu’er Tea with leaves taken from a single tea mountain’s wild forests.
Pu’er Tea rose up in the Eastern Han Dynasty, turned into comity in the Tang Dynasty, began to be popular in the Sing Dynasty, as finalized in the Ming Dynasty and was prospered in Qing Dynasty with a history of thousand of years. Pu’er Tea was originally named by its central trading area, in 1729 Qing government had first established an administrative zone named Pu’er Tea zone in Yunnan. From the 1970’s, Pu’er Tea become hot in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and so on. Pu’er Tea is hot because its habitat of high elevation and fogy growing environment, in is pollution-free in nature, is mellow in taste and long in the aftertaste; Moreover, the unique manufacture, transportation, packaging of Pu’er Tea made it become a unique second fermenting tea, thus has formed it’s the unique crusted fragrance and the health care function.