Tea time: pu-erh tea
Pu-erh is about as far from your average tea as you can get. It’s exciting, it’s exotic, it’s a little left field, so we think it’s exactly the sort of interesting and exciting tea worth whipping out when you’ve got some friends around. After all, tea is about generating conversations and connections, and what better way to get the conversation started than by sharing a tea that’s guaranteed to expand some horizons?
Depending on how long it’s been left to mature, Pu-erh can come in a pretty broad spectrum of flavors—everything from a mature and earthy black tea, to something more akin to a traditional green tea (albeit one that has rather robust ‘darker’ undertones). Because of these flavor variations, we think our Pu-erh works well alongside foods that can simultaneously hold their own in taste and texture without being overpowering. A cup of Pu-erh sits brilliantly next to a lovely meal of garlic mushrooms on toast or plate of creamy spinach pasta.
Get the best from your brew: pu-erh tea
To really experience the full-bodied, dark and earthy flavors of Pu-erh in all their bold brilliance, we recommend a robust brew time of around 3 to 4 minutes. And the longer you brew it, the stronger, thicker and sweeter these characters will appear. Pu-erh can be enjoyed with or without milk, it’s entirely up to personal taste!