In the Yunnan Province of China, far from any pollution tea trees grew among the oldest in the world. For generations, these tea of forests are cultivated by the Bulang, a buddhist minority among the oldest in Yunnan. For the Bulangs, just as for true tea lovers, Pu’er is a treasure. It is the only tea variety in the world to benefit from the riches of ancestral human culture and the wonders of nature. Thanks to a slow, cold fermentation process, authentic Pu’er teas improve with age and only achieve excellence after tens of years.
And what the Bulangs have understood intuitively has now been demonstrated by the very latest scientific studies of Pu’Er teas. This tea which is unique in the world, contains almost 50 different types of microorganisms (phylums) which contribute to the cold fermentation, making it a product of rare biological diversity, almost like a fine wine. Pu’er has therefore become to Chinese teas what les grand crus are to French wine. For some experts, it encapsulates the very essence of Chinese culture.