Pu-erh is the wine of the tea world: earthy, strong, and complex. Infuse the same tea leaves again and again to emit dark flavors of cedar forests, tobacco, bittersweet chocolate, and espresso. An epicurean experience favored by coffee drinkers and wine connoisseurs.
Blood Orange Pu-Erh
Blood orange rind blended with pile-fermented pu-erh yields notes of wet-redwood and stewed-citrus. Intricately pleasurable, this brew takes you far and wide: from the forests of Yunnan to the Tarocco orange grove range in Italy.
Maiden’s Ecstasy Pu-Erh
Wild-crafted from 30-foot trees in the jungles of Southwest China. Deep, strong forward notes of earth and moss with a lingering raisin sugar sweetness.
Velvet Cacao Pu-Erh
Creamy chocolate notes and earthy pu-erh balanced by the sweet bitterness of dandelion and yerba mate. Pair with rich and meaty meals like root vegetable or venison stew, or chocolate truffles.
Other Gifts for Dad:
Limited Edition Pu-Erh Duo
If you’re in San Francisco, bring your dad to the Tea Lounges to share two connoisseur teas: White Sprout Da Xue Shan, a rare white pu-erh with honeysuckle sweetness and a dry finish, and a 1995 Sheng Pu-Erh, a green pu-erh with smoky, earthy undertones.
On Father’s Day, June 16, order this tea duo for just $22 (regularly $28). Only available at the Mission-Castro and Hayes Valley Tea Lounges (not our Yerba Buena location). Each tea can be re-steeped 10 or more times, so you might be a little “tea drunk” by the end of your visit…