Yunnan Pu'er - Grower's Select Loose Leaf Tea


Pu’er is truly special among even the finest teas China has to offer thanks to its unique fermentation and maturation process.  The tea, known as “dark tea” in China, maintains a dark complexion when brewed and offers a smooth, mellow, and earthy taste. This pu’er tea is grown by Zhou Guy Ying near the mountains of Yunnan Province, in China’s leading pu’er producing region.  The tea maintains its place as one of the most popular and widely recognised fermented teas in China; it also resides on a number of lists of China’s indelible teas.

  • Growers Name: Zhao Gui Ying
  • Age: 39
  • Years in Industry: 18
  • Tea Specilization
  • Changning
  • Population: 340,000
  • Climate: Subtropical highland
  • Weather: Mild to warm summers, with moderate to cool winters. Temperatures range from around 27 C (81 F) in the summers to 8 C (46 F) in the coldest months.
  • Elevation: Largely mountainous across the province, with an average Elevation of 1,980 meters, with peaks rising much higher.

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Fuzz: What is it and why is it in my can? Is there something wrong with it?

No, nothing is wrong with your tea – in fact, fuzz is a good thing. Don’t be alarmed, it is not mold or any other fungus. Although it may appear unsightly at first, this fuzz is proof of the youth, vitality, and quality of the tea leaves. This fuzz appears on tea which is harvested at the most opportune time, and is simply the hairs from the collected tea leaves.

Caffeine Content:

Many people drink tea both in the morning and before bed, but won’t the caffeine levels affect their sleep (and help them feel alert in the mornings)? Now, most teas have nowhere near the levels of caffeine that coffee does, but there is enough to be aware of. An 8oz cup of black tea will have anywhere between 14-70mg, and green tea ranges between 24-45mg.

Is Teagora tea gluten free?

Because traditional tea is made from Camellia sinensis, it is naturally a gluten-free product. Gluten comes from gluten grains, such as wheat, barely, and rye, and unless tea is subjected to cross-contamination during processing, it will be naturally gluten free. All of Teagora’s teas are gluten-free, unless otherwise stated. If you are still curious about our gluten-free policy, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to point out which varieties you should shy away from, if any.

How long will the delivery take?

Because we at Teagora strive to bring you the highest quality, freshest teas directly from the grower, it may take a few days longer for your order to arrive. We ship our teas directly from the growers upon your order, not from a storage facility in your different country, so in order for us to provide you with tea that is truly Grower Direct, it takes a few extra days because of the international shipping.

How long is tea good for?

The good news is that tea, if properly stored away from air, light and moisture, will never spoil. With that being said, tea will gradually lose its flavor over time. Most teas are seasonal and therefore picked during a specific growing season each year. The further they are off plucking date, the less fresh they become.

Should I keep my tea leaves in the refrigerator?

We do not recommend keeping your tea leaves in the refrigerator. Certain teas are refrigerated by growers, distributors, or retailers, but those teas are vacuum sealed and do not let any oxygen (and more importantly moisture) in. By putting tea leaves in the fridge, you are adding extra moisture to them and that will cause them to spoil.

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