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Our Review
Pu-erhs are the only truly ferment teas and they are made in the remote Yunnan Province (where the first tea plants were found). For the traditional method (aka green, raw, and sheng), the tea leaves are made and then stored. Then naturally occurring yeast react with the dry tea leaves, creating new and changing aromas and flavors. Sort of like sourdough bread, however it takes years and decades. For this Pu-erh, the aging and fermentation process has sped up. The Chinese have used the "wo dui" (the moist track). They pile the oxidized leaves into a heap in moist rooms, where the fermentation process is accelerated. This tea can brewed several times, for each additional brew, please steep tea an extra 15-30 seconds.
Dry Leaves Large twisted dark brown leaves, with a bit of dust on the leaves.
Liquor Inky: dark and murky
Aroma The aroma is an earthy flavor.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body This is a medium bodied tea
Flavors Earthy and the better flavors to be found in a barnyard, like a simple Burgundy red wine. The flavors lighten and sweeten after a few brews.
Brewing Time No
Brewing Temperature 205° F


An ancient tea from Yunnan, Pu-erh's earthy pleasures have a passionate group of followers. Brigitte Harney is especially a fan.
tea bags
Pu-erh – Loose Tea, Sample
SKU: 49008-201
Wild Pu-erh 1998 – Loose Tea, 2 oz Tin
SKU: 44560
Ziyun Pu-erh Maocha – Loose Tea, 2 oz Tin
SKU: 44502

Out of stock

Pu-erh – Loose Tea, 4 oz Tin
SKU: 44266
Pu-erh – Loose Tea, 7 oz Tin
SKU: 48079
Pu-erh – Loose Tea, 1 lb Bag
SKU: 41671

Customer Reviews



Something a Little Different
Average Review:

This is a different and pleasant tea. Liquor is dark brown, similar to coffee. Leaves are dark and larger in size. Aroma of wet earth and hay, hints of smoke and seaweed. Flavor is lightly smoky and earthy. Low astringency. A pleasing cup of tea.

Jo Anne


A good digestive tea
Average Review:

This is a tea that really settles the stomach after a rich (i. e. fatty) meal. I eat fried chicken frequently and I never have any problems related to consuming oily dishes. It is a very good quality tea.



Drink Pu-erh every morning
Average Review:

My husband and I drink Pu-erh tea from Harney's every morning and have been doing so for many years. We love it's unique flavor!

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