Inner Circle (2013)
With a stunning burnt-umber liquor, Inner Circle maintains bold complexity through many steepings. One can distinguish aromas and flavors of roasted plum, cacao, wicker, tobacco, and chestnut. Comprised primarily of golden buds and heavier grade leaves, which were then fermented for nearly two months after harvest, this first flush ripe puerh is a wonderfully balanced tea.
Connoisseurs will enjoy comparing this 2013 harvest to the 2020 we also offer. Notice how shou puerhs tend to decrease in astringency, relax in qi, and develop a smoother, rounder body as they age.
Origin: Bulang Mountain, Xishuangbanna, China
Inner Circle (2013)
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Benefits of Puerh Tea
For thousands of years, Puerh has been the best multi-functional beverage you've never heard of.
Puerh tea contains the phyto-chemicals GABA and theanine, which have been attributed to lower stress levels. These phyto-chemicals increase the production of melatonin, which can aid in better sleep and a calmer demeanor throughout the day.
Thanks to the caffeine in Puerh tea, drinking a cup a day can help to increase your energy levels and focus. Every 8-ounce cup of Puerh contains about 60 to 70 milligrams of caffeine, and the naturally-occurring polyphenols in tea slow the release of caffeine in the body. (Read: No 2pm crash.) Compared to the 105 milligrams in a standard cup of coffee, this makes Puerh a good choice for people who find themselves too jittery after just one cup of coffee.
Puerh tea is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and disease-fighting
catechins. Since Puerh is fermented, it has higher concentrations of these antioxidants than non-fermented teas, supporting your body's ability to maintain high levels of immunity and overall well-being.
Puerh contains high levels of polyphenols (flavonoids, catechins and theaflavin), which are not only known for their antioxidant activity, but their anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Healthy Gut Microbiome
Because Puerh is fermented, it contains probiotics that when consumed regularly, contribute to a balanced and robust gastrointestinal (GI) system. By regularly drinking Puerh tea, you can help maintain healthy flora throughout your digestive system.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When does my order ship?
Our Chicago-based distribution center ships 3 days per week. Expect your order to ship within 1-3 business days, at which time you will receive automated tracking updates via email.
What is your returns & exchanges policy?
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If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, we offer returns, exchanges, and refunds on a case-by-case basis. Please review our complete returns and refunds policy by product category.
What comes in my shipment?
Your order is carefully packed to ensure safe transportation of your tea and teaware. General brewing instructions are also included to help you make the most delicious cup of tea!