• Lenore Hietkamp January 1, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    That’s a great list. You have 33 varieties of pu erh! That’s astonishing. I didn’t even there were that many.

    • Christina January 9, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Yuuup. Pu’erh is like wine. Most tea-growing regions have their own varieties, and differences occur because of region, cultivar, and processing method. There are literally THOUSANDS. And, just like wine, fluctuations in climate mean that harvests vary from year to year, so you can have “good” and “bad” years.


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