Pu-erh tea or Pu-er, pronounced “poo-erh,” takes its name from a town in the Yunnan Province of China. Like wine, it improves with age; some pu-erhs are still drinkable after 50 years! Also known as weight loss teas in traditional societies, the health benefits of Pu-erh Tea are helping this aged tea gain popularity in the West. The tea leaves are processed like green tea, then heaped into piles or formed in bricks. Heat is then combined with moisture to encourage natural bacterial fermentation. A natural choice for true tea lovers, loose leaf pu-erh tea is sure to impress.