Pu-erh is a specialised type of tea that comes only from Yunnan in China. It is referred to as ‘dark’ tea in China and is large leaf green leaves that are packed into cakes and aged or fermented to produce a unique taste. It is highly prized and can be traded for large amounts of money.
Welcome to the February 2022 edition of the Curious Tea subscription! This month, we have a purple tea special! If you would like to read an overview of different purple teas out there, head over to our What is Purple Tea article. Here’s a closer look at the four… Read more
Welcome to the February 2020 edition of the Curious Tea subscription! Here’s a closer look at the four exciting new teas that we are sharing with our subscribers this month. The first light tea this month is a particularly floral high mountain oolong from the famous Alishan tea growing… Read more
Welcome to the January 2018 edition of the Curious Tea subscription! As usual we have four exciting new teas to share with our subscribers this month. This month all of our teas are united by one theme – they are purple teas! If you are unfamiliar with purple tea,… Read more
It’s time for another month of Curious Tea subscriptions! We have an intriguing selection for August for you to try. We have selected the following four teas for you this month: a Chinese tea straddling the divide between white and green, Xue Long Snow Dragon; some rather large Raw… Read more
It’s time for another month of Curious Tea subscriptions! We have a great selection for July for you to try. We have selected the following four teas for you this month: a real champagne of teas, a 2016 First Flush Darjeeling from Castleton Tea Estate; a delicate and floral… Read more
Welcome to another month of Curious Tea subscriptions! This month we have some contrasting teas for you to taste, some of which are very much at different ends of the tea spectrum in terms of processing and flavours. For February 2016 we have an exquisite and light Xue Ya… Read more
In October 2015 we are featuring the following four very different gourmet teas: A delicate Yin Zhen white tea; the rare Rohini Green tea and complex Smoked Oolong, both from India; and our first dark tea – Tuo-cha, a type of pu-erh. Light: Yin Zhen Silver Needle and Darjeeling… Read more