An ancient tea from Yunnan, Pu-erh's earthy pleasures have a passionate group of followers. A Harney & Sons Fine Tea
are the only truly ferment teas and they are made in the remote Yunnan
Province (where the first tea plants were found).
For the traditional method (aka green, raw, and sheng), the tea leaves
are made and then stored. Then naturally occurring yeast react with the
dry tea leaves, creating new and changing aromas and flavors. Sort of
like sourdough bread, however it takes years and decades.
For this Pu-erh, the aging and fermentation process has sped up. The
Chinese have used the "wo dui" (the moist track). They pile the oxidized
leaves into a heap in moist rooms, where the fermentation process is
This tea can brewed several times, for each additional brew, please
steep tea an extra 15-30 seconds.