Perhaps you have tried black tea, green tea, white tea, and even oolong, but your tea-tasting experience is incomplete until you have tried a robust cup of pu-erh tea. Like the more classic tea, pu-erh originated in China, and is also made from the Camelia sinensis plant. What makes pu-erh tea unique is its preparation. The leaves of the tea plant are allow to ferment over long periods of time before drying. The result is a tea with a rich, woodsy aroma that excites the senses even before brewing. A cup of pu-erh tea offers a deep, earthy flavor much like black tea, but without the astringent bite of its cousin. When it comes to pu-erh, the longer the aging, the better the tea.