Tea Review – Pu-erh – Gramercy Tea

Tea Selection: Pu-erh Tea

Name: Gramercy Tea

Location: NY NY

Owner: Aaron Barnes


Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:

My name is Aaron Barnes and I started Gramercy Tea with the mission to bring high quality tea to America. We are only online at this moment and we only serve loose leaf tea for the time being but we are hoping to expand that one-day.  Thank you for coming to my page, I hope you come back often!







Gramercy Tea is one of those companies that strive for perfection in their teas and in their service. Their product line may seem simple but indeed it is the true essence of what tea is about, serving those that want to taste the purest form of tea to those that like to dress it up with a little bit of this and a little bit of that (herbal). Thank you Gramercy for allowing me to review your teas and tell the world about them.



Read more about Gramercy Tea on their website HERE




These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.


Time and Temperature Guide:

Tea      Temperature Minutes

Black      95°C / 205°F 3 – 5

Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4

Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3

Herbal/Tisanes.         100°C / 212°F 5 – 15

** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.



Pu-erh tea



Puerh or Pu‘er is a variety of aged dark tea produced in Yunnan province, China. Fermentation is a tea production style in which the tealeaves undergo microbial fermentation and oxidation after they are dried and rolled.


COSTS: $6.00 / 2 ounces

Price may vary according to the amount purchased.




Brewed: Surprisingly to me this was a darker amber brewed liquor


Scent: First scent is straw, vegetal with a woodsy note


Flavor: Not surprisingly this tea has a vegetal taste with a note of wood and mint in it. A very forest or earthy taste with a smooth creamy feel in your mouth.


Sentiments: I am a fan of true teas and even though a Pu-erh gets more notice as “the diet tea” I think it’s a number one great tea from the providence of China. You have not tasted a tea until you have tasted a pure unadulterated product like a fresh tea from the land it was cultivated.


My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “9”.


Till next sip…




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