Happy New Year! Thank you for being a part of our tea journey. We wish you happiness and have a good health in 2017.
Here are our updates. We now carry high quality Pu'reh tea.
What is Pu'erh tea?
Pu'erh tea is one of the most unique ways to enjoy one of mankind’s hot beverages. Even the name is special: Pu-erh comes from a trading post that was often used to barter for such products as tea in the Imperial China.
The first time I tried pu-erh, I thought I was drinking some kind of dirt. It was so earthy! As you might suspect, it was a low quality pu'erh. Do not drink low quality pu'erh tea, it is harmful to your health. After learning more about pu'erh and found the “real” stuff, my experience with pu'erh has changed.
The tea itself can come in two varieties: the regular leaves, which are referred to as being “raw,” and the “ripe” cakes, which means that they have already gone through the fermentation process and pressed into cakes. Raw leaves are dried, fried in a pan, shaped into leaves, then dried some more. When it is ready, it can officially be sold as “raw” tea. If ripe pu'erh is desired, the fermentation process adds another long series of steps in which the tea is essentially composted. During this process it is exposed to specific bacteria and fungi in order to ferment it, a technique that must be carefully controlled (If not carefully controlled, it gets moldy and super earthy like dirt as I mentioned above). Teas that ripen more evenly are more highly prized because of their consistency and taste.
Our pu'erh is flower raw pu'erh tea. It opens up in the water. With added Chrysanthemum, it has vitamin C. It helps ease digestion and helps in alerting the senses and rejuvenating the brain.
Changing within Great Tea Road Co.
We believe tea should calm your mind, soothe your body and lift your spirit. GREAT TEA ROAD has the best quality tea. We strive for organic teas and even locally blend them in order to bring these sensations. We are slowly adding more teas from each of our journey. Our process is to get to know the tea farmers and understand their farming process before we source from them. We are particular about what we source because we want our communities to get what best available from each of our journey.
We have always been improving our process for better and more efficient; so we can pass on the cost saving for you to enjoy your favorite teas. Many of our teas' prices will be lower due to the new vendors that we added to our list. It is on its way!!
We try to change prices only once per year. We are planning a change to pricing reviews. For items which have increased are at the top of our list, we are going to try and lower those prices.
Disclaimer: We are not associated with any local or oversea tea organization.
Staff at Great Tea Road Co