Timeless Teas – The Art of Aged Tea

Just like fine wine, there are certain varieties of tea that age beautifully, accentuating or transforming their flavor and increasing their value. While most teas have a shelf life of about a year, after which the flavor becomes dull and stale, specific varieties of white, oolong and pu’er tea taste even better with time. Artfully aging high-quality tea bestows tea leaves with astonishing depth of flavor and complexity, as well as the special essence of time that the soul savors with delight. In order to be considered “aged” tea must be at least 5 years old but can be aged upwards of 50 years if stored in good condition.

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Our Liji Red Pu’er

We recently enjoyed a tasting of one of our most unique teas – a 2012 red pu’er made by the head tea master of Liji Gu Zhuang in Yunnan Province, China.  In fact, we’re the only tea specialists in America to have an artisan red pu’er.
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Brewing Pu’er Tea 101

Something we’re proud of here at Arogya is the fact we’re the only authentic, artisan pu’er tea distributor in the United States.  Wei, who grew up in China, has spent the last 10 years cultivating direct relationships with producers in Yunnan Province, therefore avoiding any middle party between the source and the cup.

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The Journey of Our Tea

We are proud to share this video, “The Journey of Our Tea.”
You can also watch it from our Arogya Facebook page!

Learn about our unique selection of teas from Arogya Director, Wei Huang Bertram, as she shares the story of Arogya as well as footage from her most recent trip to choose tea during the Spring Harvest.

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