dark tea/pu-erh (bulk)

Pressed into heart-shaped cakes, this tea follows the century-old tradition of creating bricks of tea for use as currency or for efficient travel by ship or camel. This tea’s sensual, easy-to-enjoy flavor releases notes of smooth wood and a delicate, velvety whisper of rose. Veiled in mystery, dark tea is a special category of aged tea from China that is seldom seen in the West and revered for its medicinal effects.

BREWING TIPS: Use one heart in a mug (6-12 oz) and briefly steep for 1-2 minutes, or use one in a larger pot (12-20 oz) and steep 2-4 minutes. This tea can be re-steeped multiple times, presenting a different character with each infusion.

NET WT (per bag): One Pound (16 oz; 453.59 g).  Each pound contains approximately 162 hearts.


dark tea/pu-erh (bulk)

  • Dark tea
  • Roses

This tea is made from 100% natural ingredients.


dark tea/pu-erh (bulk)

Hunan, China


Teas purchased in bulk by-the-pound quantities are packaged in a heat-sealed foil bag with a re-sealable zip lock. These sturdy, foil bags protect the tea's freshness and flavor.

Orders for multiple pounds of the same type of tea may be packaged together in a single foil bag. Orders exceeding 10 lbs of the same type of tea may be packaged in plastic barrel liners.

If you are ordering multiple pounds of the same tea and need them packaged in individual one-pound bags, please note this in the “Order Instructions” section during check out. Be advised that this type of packaging may not be possible for certain discounted orders over 10 lbs of a single tea.



  1. Fantastic rose flavor on a tasty ripe pu-erh heart.

    Posted by C B on 5th Mar 2020

    I didn't intentionally wait to try this on Valentine's Day but it seems a goodaday as any. The cutest tiny heart shaped ripe pu-erh that unravels into small pieces of pu-erh and plenty of tiny rose petal pieces as well. The rose flavor is certainly there in the cup. The pu-erh is definitely dark yet none of the negative pu-erh qualities at all. The third steep I really let loose for a very long time (15 minutes), and surprisingly for a pu-erh it did have a touch of bitterness. User error. But this might be the longest I've ever let a pu-erh steep. Dark enough, smooth enough, and rose enough. There is nothing to dislike in this unique offering.
    Steep #1 // 1 piece for full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // rinse // 2 1/2 minute steep
    Steep #2 // 10 minutes after boiling // 3 1/2 min steep
    Steep #3 // just boiled // 15 min steep

  2. The best tea you'll ever drink.

    Posted by Knight of Tea on 10th Sep 2019

    This tea is absolutely amazing, combining my two favorite flavors, pu-erh and rose!

    The taste is soft and contemplative, taking you on a journey into the ancient!

    I highly recomend you all to try this tea.

  3. New Favorite

    Posted by Steve on 15th Aug 2014

    This is my new favorite tea. The whole "cake" idea was a little intimidating. However, it just dissolves in the strainer so... doesn't really change my process. I love the flavor- it's really awesome.

Write your own product review

© 2021 Octavia Tea.