Pu-erh tea gets its name from the region in China where it was first harvested, the city of Pu-erh in the Yunnan Province of China. Pu-erh tea is often classified as being a variety of tea by itself, and is sometimes classified at being a dark tea (dark tea is one of the six classes of tea in China), or as a type of black tea in the United States, although it is actually a variety by itself, such as green tea or white tea. Pu-erh tea is available as a loose leaf tea or in a compressed form such as tea cakes or tea bricks, or our TeaVivre miniature tea cakes.
Where is our Puerh tea produced
It is produced as it has been historically in the Yunnan Province of China, which has been a mecca for Pu-erh tea of the highest quality for over 800 years. The Yunnan Province is on the edge of Tibet, and has a very high elevation with warm summers producing abundant rainfall which gives these tea trees especially large, plump buds and leaves which are ideal for producing a premium Pu-erh tea.
Pu-erh tea is one of the oldest types of tea in China, with a history stretching back over 1,700 years to the Eastern Han Dynasty, when the tea was called Jing Cha. Pu-erh is named after the town of Pu-erh in the Yunnan province of China, which was the early trading center for this tea. Pu-erh has also been used as a bartering currency or dowry in parts of China. In Southwest China the famed Cha Ma Gu Dao - “Tea Horse Road” - was built especially to transport Pu-erh tea through the Himalayas to other countries and areas in Tibet.
Q: Are these bricks from any notable puer factory? Posted on 11/21/16 by Nick
Reply: Thanks for your question.
This tea is come from the largest ecological tea garden of Yunnan—— Ying Pan Shan Tea Garden and it is adhere to Eurofins' regulations.
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Q: Are these mini bricks and all of your other Puerh teas organic? I thought all Puerh tea was organic as the tea leaves are picked (wildcrafted) from very old, wild tea trees and the way Puerh tea is processed the tea would remain organic after the aging. Posted on 1/9/16 by Michael S.
Reply: On our site,all organic teas have the organic certification from the United States and European, therefore, there is no organic pu erh teas on our site. For now, many "organic" pu erh teas can only pass the test in China. Because of the complicated chemical reaction in the pilling process, these pu erh teas can't meet the requirement of organic from US, or EU. And Ripened Cube Tuo Cha Pu-erh Mini Brick 2006 have through the test of the requirements of regulation (EC), which stricter than Chinese standard. Please do not worry, Teavivre also pay attention to the security of the teas as all of you. When we are selecting the teas, we also put the security at the first place. Hope this is helpful to your concern.
Q: What is the difference between your Ripened Cube Tuocha Pu-erh Mini Brick and your Ripened Aged Pu-erh Mini Tuocha? Are the mini bricks just bigger, have more tea than the mini toucha? How many bricks come in 100 grams? Posted on 1/9/16 by Michael S.
Reply: Thank you for your question. Yes, the Mini Brick is a little bit larger than mini tuocha. Therefore mini brick can be steeped 2-3 times more than mini tuocha. And the material of mini brick is picked in 2006 while the mini tuocha was picked in 2007. The liquid of mini brick is a little bit brighter and clearer than that of mini tuo cha. Both these two teas are the entry level of puerh tea. And the taste of them are typical ripened pu erh taste. And about 15 pieces mini bricks are 100 grams. Hope this is helpful to your concern.