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Pu-erh Tea

Pu erh Tea


Traditional Pu-erh teas are allowed to ferment gradually over a period of 10 – 50 years. As the teas age the flavor advances. Because of the long aging method, this kind of Pu-erh called Sheng or raw Pu-erh can be rather costly. In the 1970s a new variety of Pu-erh called Shou or prepared food Pu-erh was evolved. The Shou variety is quickly fermented over the course of 1½ to 2 months. It is less costly than the Sheng kind. Because it has been fermented quickly, it is meant to be enjoyed directly and need not be elderly.
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