Young Pu-Erh Tea
Young Pu-erh is broken up from tea cakes which contain tea leaves that have been picked, rolled, withered in the hot sun and then steamed and pressed. It is of course, the steaming process that generates the moisture that is responsible for the musty and earthy characteristics of Pu-Erh Tea. Like wines, young Pue-Erhs are considered less valuable than older teas ( some 5 years or older) as indeed the taste of pu-erh becomes more mellow with age. This tea is classed as a young pu-erh as is only 1 year old, however it has the wonderful earthy, musty flavour associated with many older pu-erh black teas.