A robust and full-bodied health-promoting premium tea!Les Jardins de Gaia Pu Erh Grade 1 Loose Tea.
Premium pu erh tea is obtained from ancient and precious tea bushes. An intensely full-bodied tea drink with a damp, earthy aroma and taste.
Tea processed in the same way as Pu erh wine:
Like green tea, pu erh is not oxidized at all. Unique to this tea is the fermentation process (lactic fermentation). The tea leaves are piled into mounds, covered, humidified and turned. The process lasts 60 days, after which the tea is matured like fine wine, for months or years. In China, pu erh teas are grouped by year and growing region, like wine. The best, most mature teas can cost thousands of dollars.
This high-quality Pu Ehr Grade 1 tea is fermented in a modern way, with an average fermentation period of three months. Modern fermentation is a good process that respects the tea leaves and allows for good flavour.
Les Jardins de Gaïa
As a tea house, Les Jardins de Gaïa in north-eastern France is a pioneer in organic and Fair Trade. Their philosophy is to respect people and nature, while uncompromisingly making the best quality tea. The most amazing teas and flavors are born from the rich soil and diverse nature, through ancient knowledge and tradition. Founded in 1994, Les Jardins de Gaïa has been actively working from the outset to promote organic farming, fair trade and sustainable development around the world. Gaïa enters into long-term contracts with farmers and creates financial stability, e.g. advance payments and price and purchase quantity guarantees, and supports small cooperatives and local projects for the benefit of the environment and people. Fair trade projects have been launched in India, China, Africa and East and South-East Asia.
Les Jardins de Gaïa products deservedly carry a number of prestigious and reliable certificates: ECOCERT / AB (organic), DEMETER (biodynamic farming) and MAX HAVELAAR (Fair Trade). Gaïa currently has more Max Havelaar Fair Trade certified products than any other company in France.