These traditional Dai earthenware jars are ideal for storing Puer tea. They are hand made and fired in a wood kiln. The variation in colour comes from the difference in temperature in different parts of the kiln. Black jars are fired to a higher temperature so maintain a lower moisture content.
We sell jars in a variety of sizes that are made to traditional patterns as well as some more contempoary designs. We can also have them made to order. If you have specific requirements please contact us with your details in order that we may assist you.
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The storage of Raw Puer tea is a critical aspect of the ageing process. If done properly, a good tea will improve with age and a poor tea may become more palatable.
Puer tea should be stored away from stong smells which it will absorb. It should be stored where there is a flow of air and with a relatively high humidity (60-80%). Higher humidity helps the ageing process, but if too wet there is a risk of mould. Tea should be kept away from direct sunlight, but it is acceptable to air it which can help remove odours.
Puer should be stored at a moderate temperature; too high will risk the tea maturing poorly but too low a temperature will slow down the ageing process. A temperature between the upper 20's and mid-30's is ideal. We suggest storing Puer tea in earthenware jars as it helps stabilise temperature and humidity fluctuations and allows the tea to breathe.
Read more here on the details of aged Puer tea and the ageing process