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Elora Tea

Scottish Caramel Toffee Pu-Erh

Regular price $7.95 CAD
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Dessert in a cup. The earthiness of pu-erh fuses with caramel for a sweetly decadent finish.
INGREDIENTS: Black tea (Pu-Erh style), Almond pieces, Natural flavors (Natural Flavors are Organic Compliant). **Allergen Alert - Contains Almonds**

SOURCING China (Yunnan Province) / Canada (Quebec)



ETHICS:  Ethical Tea Partnership, GMO Free
The Story of Scottish Caramel Pu-Erh
Introducing the favorite beverage of the Scotland-China Association. While it might sound odd that an organization with a mandate to combine kilts and haggis with dragons and dumplings exists, it does! The SCA was founded in Glasgow in an effort to strengthen ties between the two very different countries and offers seminars in Traditional Chinese medicine, language courses and more.

Scotland and China have a long history. The first recorded encounters occurred in the 17th century, during the days of the old British Empire. At that time the world of the Orient was wildly foreign to the Scottish sailors who visited Canton and Shanghai. Over the centuries, relations between the countries developed but it wasn't until the 1980s, with China's Open Door policy, that things really began to heat up. Since then, the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh began working collaboratively with Chinese botanists to facilitate scientific research between the two countries. Who knew?

We're proud to present the only tea in existence known to link the two vastly different cultures - Scottish Caramel Toffee Pu-erh. Now, for those of you who familiar with the earthy, musty character of traditional Pu-erh and are scratching your head over this flavor combo, scratch no more. The sweet, burnt sugary profiles of Caramel and Toffee blend in perfect harmony with the loose leafed Pu-erh. The cup is warming and thick, layered with notes of damp sweet earth, burnt caramel and cream with balanced astringency and medium finish.  As an afternoon tea, this one has no peer. Interestingly, while most Pu-erh teas are best enjoyed on their own, the unique sweetness of this cup is well suited to a splash of milk. Here's to the future of Sino-Scottish relations!
Pu-erh teas undergo a unique fermentation process that infuses them with their defining earthy character. In China, many people believe that Pu-erh aids in digestion by breaking down fat in foods.

Why should you be drinking Pu-Erh?
For many years, Pu-Erh has been prized by practitioners of Chinese Medicine to aid digestion, break down fat in the body, treat arteriosclerosis and more. Modern science suggests it aids in reducing cholesterol.  Tea for life, tea for health.