Does Pu Erh red tea really come from China?
Yes, Pu-Erh red tea is a product originating in the Yunnan region, a province incorporated into China in the 13th century near Burma, Laos and Vietnam.
The "eternal region of spring", which is known as such, is especially favorable for the cultivation of tea, especially in the mountainous regions, where rains are almost cyclical, with a smooth temperature and without frost, causes the tree of red tea - Qmingmao - It's especially mysterious. Those who know the area say it is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
How is red tea produced?
Pu Erh red tea is actually a green tea that takes its characteristics after a ripening process. Its large leaves are compressed and hidden for years in very specific conditions. Although it has never been fully explained how the process is carried out, it is known that they are hidden in caves where they are stored in barrels for more than 50 years.
Like wine, more time is spent on the best barrel (some are kept for 60 years) also, obviously, more expensive.