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Raw Pu-Erh (Sheng Cha) - Organic

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Also known as Red Tea, this tea has been produced in the Chinese province of Yunnan for 1700 years. Fermentation gives this tea its dark red color and earthy taste. Pu-Erh tea will become tastier with age.

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Raw Pu Erh tea, mild, enchanting and packed with health benefits - Het Kleinste Huis Amsterdam

Treat your senses with our Raw Pu Erh tea. Mild, enchanting and packed with health benefits. Enjoy the purity of nature in every sip. Order now at The Smallest House in Amsterdam.

What is Raw Pu Erh exactly?

The name "raw Pu Erh" refers to the specific processing of the tea leaves used to produce this unique tea variety. The word "raw" in the name refers to the fact that the leaves are not fully fermented during production, unlike "boiled" or "shou" Pu Erh tea, which undergoes a more complete fermentation process.

The process of making Raw Pu Erh tea involves the following steps:

Plucking the leaves: The first step is plucking young tea leaves , usually from a tea variety called Camellia sinensis var. assamica, which is commonly found in the Yunnan region, China.

Withering: The plucked leaves are briefly exposed to the air to wilt them. This helps reduce moisture in the leaves and makes them malleable for further processing.

Rolling and drying: The leaves are carefully rolled to break their cell structures and promote oxidation. They are then dried to stop the oxidation process.

Fermentation: Unlike "shou" Pu Erh tea, which undergoes accelerated fermentation, Raw Pu Erh tea is only slightly fermented during a natural maturation process that can take many years. During this slow fermentation, the leaves undergo a gradual change in taste, aroma and chemical composition.

Aging: After initial processing, Raw Pu Erh tea is often stored in humid conditions to mature. This maturation process can take decades and contributes to the complexity and depth of the tea's flavor.

The name "raw" refers to the fact that the tea leaves are not completely fermented during this process, as with black tea, but rather undergo a slow and natural fermentation. This results in a tea with a characteristic earthy aroma, a slight bitterness and a rich flavor profile.

The name "Pu Erh" refers to the region in China, Yunnan, where this tea is traditionally produced and comes from.

How does Raw Pu Erh taste?

Rich Earthy Notes: The most striking flavor characteristics of Raw Pu Erh tea are the deep and earthy notes that dominate the drink. The taste has often been compared to the smell of damp earth, autumn leaves or forest floor after a rain shower. This earthy quality is one of the characteristics that make Raw Pu Erh unique.

Subtle Bitterness: Raw Pu Erh generally has a mild to moderate bitterness, providing a pleasant balance for the earthy taste. The bitterness is usually not overpowering and is often considered refined.

Sweet Undertones: Subtle sweet undertones are often observed beneath the earthy and bitter tones. This sweetness can vary, but is often described as honeyed, floral or fruity. It is this sweetness that balances the flavor profile of Raw Pu Erh and gives it a surprisingly rich and complex taste.

Refreshing and Invigorating: Despite its deep and complex flavor profile, Raw Pu Erh is Pu Erh is often experienced as refreshing and invigorating. It has a vibrant and uplifting quality that makes it a great choice for morning consumption.

The taste of Raw Pu Erh tea can vary depending on various factors, such as the origin, harvest time and ripening time. The flavor profile can also change as the tea ages, making Raw Pu Erh a compelling and evolving tea for lovers of subtle nuances and complexity in their drink.

What is the best way to brew Raw Pu Erh?

  1. Preparing the water: Bring fresh water to a boil and allow the water to cool to approximately 85-90°C (185-194°F). Using water at this temperature is crucial to prevent the tea from becoming too bitter.
  2. Heat the teapot or cup: Pour a small amount of the hot water into the teapot or cup and let it sit for a few seconds. Pour out the water. This helps preheat the teapot or cup, which maintains the temperature of the tea.
  3. Tea leaf dosage: Measure approximately 1-2 teaspoons of Raw Pu Erh tea leaves per cup, depending on your personal taste preference and the size of your cup. If you like a stronger brew, you can add more tea leaves.
  4. First infusion: Place the tea leaves in the teapot or cup. Pour the hot water over the tea leaves, making sure all the leaves are evenly moistened. Place a lid on the teapot or cover the cup with a lid or saucer. Let the tea steep for about 2-3 minutes for a lighter taste or 3-5 minutes for a stronger taste. It is important not to exceed the time to avoid a bitter taste.
  5. Pour and enjoy: Pour the Raw Pu Erh tea into your cup and enjoy the rich aromas and flavors. It can be interesting to observe how the flavor evolves with each infusion.
  6. Re-infusing: Raw Pu Erh tea leaves can be infused multiple times. Simply pour boiling water over the same tea leaves again and follow the same steep time guidelines as the first infusion. Each brew will reveal subtle variations in flavor and character.
  7. Please note that steeping methods may vary depending on your personal preferences and the specific Raw Pu Erh tea you have. Experiment with dosage, water temperature and infusion times to find the perfect cup of tea to suit your taste. Exploring the nuances of Raw Pu Erh tea is a wonderful journey for tea lovers.

When best to drink Raw Pu Erh?

Raw Pu Erh tea is a versatile tea that can be drunk at different times of the day, depending on your personal preferences and needs. Here are some times and situations when people often enjoy Raw Pu Erh:

In the morning: Many people start their day with a cup of Raw Pu Erh tea because of its uplifting and refreshing characteristics. It can be a great alternative for coffee and helping you wake up and feel energetic.

During the meal : Raw PU erh tea can be enjoyed during the meal, especially with greasy or heavy food. The tea is known for its ability to support digestion and can help to process heavier meals.

After the meal : a cup of raw PU erh tea after eating can help with digestion and reduce a bloated feeling. It also offers a pleasant moment of relaxation after dinner.

During relaxation time: Raw Pu Erh is often drunk during moments of relaxation, such as reading, meditating or reflecting. The tea has a calming effect on the mind and helps to reduce stress.

As a snack: Some people simply enjoy a cup of Raw Pu Erh tea as a tasty and healthy snack during the day. It can help to suppress hunger and reduce sweet desires. For Weight Management:

People concerned with weight management can include Raw Pu Erh tea in their diet for its fat burning properties. It is often drunk before or after light exercise.

Is Raw Pu Erh healthy?

Raw Pu Erh tea is known for its antioxidants, polyphenols and probiotic properties. It can aid digestion, reduce cholesterol and promote healthy intestinal flora. A real treat for body and mind.

Rich Antioxidants: Raw Pu Erh tea is a treasure chest of antioxidants, including catechins and polyphenols, that protect the body against harmful free radicals. These powerful antioxidants can help slow the aging process and reduce cell damage.

Healthy Heart: Regular consumption of Raw Pu Erh tea is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. It can help lower bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) levels and improve the health of the cardiovascular system.

Weight control: This tea can be supportive of weight control, because it can stimulate fat metabolism and reduce the absorption of fat from food. It helps the body break down accumulated fat, which can contribute to a healthy weight.

Healthy Digestiong: Raw Pu Erh is known for its probiotic properties, which promote the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria. This can improve digestion, support healthy intestinal flora and reduce discomfort such as bloating.

Stress Reduction: Enjoying a cup of Raw Pu Erh tea can have a calming effect on the mind and body. The tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that promotes relaxation and relieves stress.

Immune system strengthening: Thanks to its rich concentration of antioxidants, Raw Pu Erh tea can strengthen the immune system and improve resistance to diseases. It can help ward off colds and infections.

Digestion of Fatty Foods: This tea is known to support the digestion of fatty foods, which can help reduce discomfort after a heavy meal. It can also contribute to a feeling of lightness after eating.

Detoxification: Raw Pu Erh is often considered a natural detoxifier. It can help remove toxins from the body and promote overall health.

These health benefits make Raw Pu Erh tea not only a pleasure for the taste buds, but also a valuable addition to a healthy lifestyle. Experience the harmony between body and mind while enjoying a cup of this refined tea from Het Kleinste Huis in Amsterdam.

Frequently Asked Questions about Raw Pu Erh

Do you have a question about using Raw Pu Erh? Below we have answered the most frequently asked questions for you.

Read all about the best way to bew Raw Pu Erh tea in this article.

Our Raw Pu Erh tea comes from the lush tea fields of China, where the climate and soil create the ideal terroir for this exceptional tea.

Is Raw Pu Erh tea healthy? Yes, Raw Pu Erh is known for its potential health benefits, including aiding digestion and reducing stress. Read more about this in this article.

If stored properly, Raw Pu Erh can last up to about 1 year. Keep the tea in a cool, dry place and in an airtight container to preserve freshness and flavor.

Sure, you can experiment with blending to create your own unique tea blend. Raw Pu Erh harmonizes well with green teas and flowers.

Do you have more questions about Raw Pu Erh?​

If your question about Raw Pu Erh has not been answered above? Send an e-mail with your question to info@hetkleinstehuis.nl.

We will answer your question as soon as possible.

Niels' Tip

Voor een unieke ervaring met Rauwe Pu Erh thee, probeer het eens te combineren met een donkere chocolade of een gerecht met paddenstoelen. De aardse tonen van de thee complementeren de bitterheid van de chocolade en de umami van de paddenstoelen, wat zorgt voor een rijke, gelaagde smaaksensatie. Dit kan een heerlijk ontspannen avondritueel creëren of een speciaal moment toevoegen aan je culinaire avonturen.Niels, the owner of Theewinkel Het Kleinste Huis, smiles while holding a pack of tea

Category Pu-Erh Brand Het Kleinste Huis EAN13 4801288678280 In stock 5 Items SKU 501-50
Gluten Gluten free
Lactose Lactose-free
Nuts Nut-free
Country of origin China, provence Yunnan
Ingredients Pu-erh
Amount of tea per cup 1 - 2 tea spoons
Indication brewing time 2 - 3 minutes
Temperature water 80 ºC - 90 ºC (176 °F - 194 °F)
Organically grown? No
Palette Espresso, Plums, Forest, Mushrooms
Color infusion Donker rood
Caffeine? Yes
Time of day In the afternoon / In the evening
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Raw Pu-Erh (Sheng Cha) - Organic

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