The production of pu-erh is surrounded by music. What sets puerh apart from other types of tea is that it is compressed and given the opportunity to develop - or has added - a bacterial culture after oxidation, and preferably stored over time. Some types can be stored as fine wine. It is common for pu-erhs to be 3 to 10 years old.
Puerh tea has a very complex, strong and earthy taste.