Teas & Mates / Pu Erh

Pu Erh teas are teas that undergo an additional fermentation stage, after the other stages required to produce black, green or even white teas. They are also the only type of tea that can get better with age. They have long been appreciated both for their distinct flavours, with unique notes of undergrowth, and for their properties so useful to lovers of gastronomy. They are divided into "sheng", obtained from unoxidised teas, and "shu". The best qualities are best prepared with the "gong fu cha" method, in multiple infusions, revealing the range of aromatic nuances of the tea.

Buy natural Pu Erh tea from La Septième Tasse

For nearly 30 years, the team at La Septième Tasse has been perpetuating the art of tea advice and sales with passion and expertise.

Our physical boutique and our online sales site offer a wealth of Pu Erh teas. Floral and sweet notes, dominant caramelised dried fruit, dominant peaty notes... Discover our colourful selection: our blends will surprise more than one palate!

You'll also find organic teas in our wide range.

The positive impact of Pu Erh on your health

Do you regularly suffer from stomach upsets or bloating? Then natural Pu Erh could well become your best ally! It is renowned for its excellent digestive properties.

This dark tea also helps to detoxify the body thanks to its high antioxidant content (catechins, polyphenols, flavonoids, etc.) The result? The risk of chronic disease is reduced, your cardiovascular health is improved, liver cells are better protected and cholesterol levels fall. The icing on the cake is that it also improves your skin.

How do you enjoy a Pu Erh tea?

It's tea time! Like a fine wine, Pu Erh improves with age.

This noble beverage seduces with its distinctive, deep and complex flavours. Thanks to a unique ageing process (the leaves are infused until their aromas are exhausted), it is naturally fermented and makes a perfect accompaniment to a wide range of dishes.

This type of tea can be enjoyed at any time of day.

A little history...

Pu Erh tea originated in Yunnan (and more specifically in the town of Pu'Er) during the Tang dynasty. It comes from the large-leaf trees that line the mountainous region.

Initially seen as a commodity for merchants, it soon became a veritable star throughout the country. As it was originally intended to be used as a currency and was likely to have to endure long journeys, the Chinese found a particularly interesting solution to facilitate its transport and storage: compress the leaves as much as possible to create compact volumes.

Thus was born the famous tradition of bricks, tuo cha (bird's nest) and patties!

Today, the town of Pu'Er remains a major trading centre. In the past, local harvests converged here for distribution throughout the country.

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