Jesse’s Teahouse: Ancient Tree Raw Pu'er Tea
*NOTE: As of 12/2022, we have replaced the previous version of this tea with a new, Bingdao ancient tree ball since our old stock ran out. Give it a try!*
What is Ancient Tree Raw Pu'er Tea?
Pu'er tea is a type of tea that grows in Yunnan Province in Southwest China. It has a strong, distinctive flavor and deep history.
"Ancient Tree" Pu'er is some of the finest available, harvested only from wild tea trees that are at least 300 years old. These trees are so tall the tea can only be picked by hand on ladders - so only a small crop is made available each year, and it is very hard to find outside of China.
Each box contains:
Bingdao Ancient Tree Raw Pu'er Dragonballs x10
(10 7-gram dragonballs, ~2.5 oz)
Raw Pu'er is very different from shou, or "cooked" pu'er. This tea is bright gold, with a distinct taste which marries a honey sweetness with a mild astringency -- the type of "dry" flavor found in good red wines.
Ancient Tree Pu'er has even deeper flavor, and, according to Chinese Traditional Medicine, additional health benefits.
As of Dec. 2022, these tea balls are sourced from Bingdao, known for its sweet, easy-to-drink flavor.
VALUE AND QUALITY
Jesse's Teahouse started because Jesse realized the quality and value of the tea directly from the Beijing Tea Market was so much higher than what could be easily found in the States -- and around the world.
Jesse contacted his tea friends, they shipped their best teas to him, and he sends them to you. That's it!
These teas are high quality and can be re-steeped multiple times! Each serving makes between 4-8 cups of tea, so at around $.50 a cup, you get top quality Chinese teas at a price that you can enjoy every day.
NOT JUST TEA, TEA CULTURE
Jesse believes the key to making good tea is to help his Chinese tea friends share not just their best teas, but the best ways to make the teas.
That's why each box comes also comes with an info card that tells you:
- Tea Origin
- Steep Temperature
- Steep Time
- Directions for both teapot steeping and gaiwan steeping
All Jesse’s Teahouse Tea Friends (that’s you now!) also get access to private YouTube videos where Jesse and his Chinese tea friends show you how to make the teas and explain the tea-making process.
The links are on QR codes on the back of the info card included in the tea box.
Don't Forget Your Tea Pets!
In Chinese Gongfu Tea Tradition, Tea Pets accompany you at teatime and you "raise" them by feeding them tea! Check out the tea pets at the bottom of this page.