This was my first introduction to Pu-erh teas and has become one of my favourites. I love the fact that you can’t oversteep this. I once left this tea accidentally for 20 minutes and it still tasted great!
“I was quite perplexed with this tea. A worker at Peet’s told me that this was one of the more sought after ones at their location. The tin felt heavier than the other teas, and for good...” Read full tasting note
“Peet’s is really the only chain where I can go and reliably get a decent tea – forget about Starbucks or that other place, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. I didn’t even know there...” Read full tasting note
“Every time that I’ve peeked into my tea cabinet this year, Peets’ Ancient Trees Pu-erh has stared right back at me. I purchased a tin way back in January with a christmas gift card, and...” Read full tasting note
“Having finally replaced my very, very old tin of this with a fresh one, I’ve got to bump the rating up a few points. It’s smoother, cleaner, more complex, and far better than I...” Read full tasting note
In the mountains of southwest Yunnan is a forest containing semi-wild tea plants, many of them centuries-old and as tall as trees. The local people have been making organic Pu-erh tea from these old-growth tea trees for generations. The unique bowl shape is termed Tuo Cha, achieved by traditional pressing and drying techniques. The cup is rich, earthy, nutty, and densely flavorful, as thick and dark as coffee, yet exceptionally smooth.
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Ancient Trees Pu-erhSpice Merchants
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