Just in time for Valentine’s Day and to sip along with the latest from the Countess Grey Book Club, the tea of the week is a rich, dark, chocolate Pu’er.
Pu’er, or Pu-erh, (sounds like pour in the Chinese pronunciation) is a fermented black tea, from China. Mostly widely from Yunnan province in China, and named for the city of Pu’er, it comes from leaves that are tightly packed and left to ferment or oxidize.
Due to the preparation process, Pu’er tea is often sold in the shape or form it was pressed into to dry and can be found in blocks, bricks, disks or other shapes.
The delicious chocolate Pu’er I found to go with reading Chocolat is an incredibly complex blend of black tea with cocoa, vanilla, hints of orange and a spiced finish. The chocolate flavoured Numi Organic Pu-erh can be found here, if you’d like to try it as well.