Pu-Erh - Imperial 帝国

China Humus, Woody, Cereals, Powerful

A nose offering iodine, cereal, humus and woody notes. This tea's characteristic is that it improves over the years. Made from the leaves of the Yunnan Camellia sinensis, the main notes develop a powerful taste with an earthy and spicy amplitude. The leaves having been rehydrated after fermentation, a second fermentation was able to complexify its broad aromatic palette; it was then refined in cold cellars. A tea with a dark red colour.

Infusion time: 4 minutes.
Infusion temperature: 95°c
Dosage: 12g/litre.

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Yunnan Pu-Erh Imperial black tea from the Ming Dynasty: the top of the range from Yunnan

The name of this tea betrays its origin. Imperial Pu-Erh black tea comes from Yunnan, a region located in the south-east of China near the borders of Laos, Burma and Vietnam. Note that only teas produced in Yunnan can benefit from the Pu-Erh appellation.

This original tea is a little marvel, it is the top of the range of teas from the region. It is particularly appreciated by the Chinese, but also by Europeans who love black tea.

The Imperial Pu-Erh black tea is quite specific. Its leaves come from Camellia sinensis and are rehydrated after fermentation. This is what allows it to accentuate its aromatic palette to make an exceptional tea.

What are the flavours of Yunnan Pu-Erh Imperial black tea from the Ming dynasty?

Yunnan Pu-Erh Imperial black tea develops woody, slightly spicy and earthy notes. Some find it a bitter taste, which can easily be corrected by respecting an infusion time not exceeding 4 minutes. This tea is full-bodied, but not extremely powerful, and is perfectly suited to the most sensitive palates.

Yunnan Pu-Erh Imperial black tea from the Ming Dynasty: from the plantation to the cup

Imperial Pu-Erh tea is grown in the mountains of Yunnan between heat and humidity. All conditions are met to produce a great tea.

As for all black teas that are oxidized, the leaves of the Camilla sinensis tea plant are withered in a ventilated room at 20-24°. They are then rolled, an essential operation as it will determine the strength of your tea. The tea leaves are then oxidized in a ventilated room. The quality of the oxidation is determined by the control of the heat and humidity in this room. After this stage, the leaves are roasted to stop the oxidation. They are placed in a dryer at high temperature.

Generally speaking, this is the last step in the processing of the tea tree leaf before sorting. However, to obtain a Yunnan Pu-Erh black tea, the leaves are rehydrated. This post-fermentation step consists in sprinkling them with water and covering them with a tarpaulin in a room where heat and humidity are controlled. The leaves are stirred regularly. This step lasts from 45 days to 3 months depending on the desired level of fermentation. We then obtain a cooked Imperial Pu-Erh. Raw Pu-Erh is matured in a humid cellar for several months.

Finally, the leaves are sorted and classified in two grades: broken leaves and whole leaves.

Food and tea: David Vanille's pairings

Pu-Erh is a tea that can naturally be enjoyed with sweet dishes as a snack or at the end of a meal. Dark chocolate is ideal with this Yunnan black tea.

However, it can also be drunk during a meal and is particularly recommended with game for a sober Sunday meal.

It can also be enjoyed with cooked cheese: Comté 18 months, Beaufort or Emmental.

The virtues of Yunnan Pu-Erh Imperial black tea from the Ming dynasty

Yunnan Pu-Erh Imperial black tea has been used for a long time by the Chinese who, beyond its taste, appreciate its virtues.

Pu-Erh helps digestion, it is very pleasant to drink it after a meal, but also before to prepare the digestive system, especially if you are planning a heavy meal.

The theine it contains increases your energy and concentration, so you can drink a cup in the morning at breakfast or in the morning if you feel weak.

Pu-Erh black tea preserves the cardiovascular system, prevents obesity-related diseases and acts against bad cholesterol.

This Yunnan black tea has antioxidant properties that improve blood circulation and fight migraines. The polyphenols it contains help to develop greater bone mass and thus reduce the risk of age-related bone diseases.

Finally, Yunnan Pu-Erh black tea combats stress. When you can enjoy your taste buds while taking care of your well-being, why deprive yourself?

Preparation and tasting advice for your Yunnan Pu-Erh Imperial black tea

Brewing temperature: 95°
Brewingtime: 4 minutes
Dosage: 12 g for one liter of water
Ideal moment for tasting: In the morning to start the day with a cup full of energy or after a meal

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Humus, Woody, Cereals, Powerful
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Ahmed L. published the 08/09/2021 following an order made on 23/08/2021

5/5

Aussi doux que puissant

Philippe P. published the 27/04/2021 following an order made on 18/04/2021

2/5

yunnann,pas encore goute, hahahahaha

Jean-François M. published the 27/03/2021 following an order made on 15/03/2021

5/5

Le préparer comme à Li Jiang. Verser la première eau trop noire et goûter la délicate saveur fumée. C'est un voyage retour vers cette province si magique

Roselyne L. published the 25/03/2021 following an order made on 12/03/2021

5/5

Thé super à recommander pour le cholestérol

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