These pictures were taken in and around Lijiang China, in the province of Yunnan. Lijiang is located in the northwest part of Yunnan, close to the Himalayas. For centuries traders have journeyed on this route, known as the highest and longest trading route in the world, from Yunnan China to Tibet. The Chinese Emperors traded […]
Join us this Sunday, November 16th, 2nd floor of the Ferry Building, for the 3rd Annual San Francisco International Tea Festival, 10AM-5PM. Enter the promotion code: Pure to receive 20% off the price of admission Buy tea festival tickets This is a fun event for us, hope to see you there!
Puer Puer Tea is traveling in Asia. Orders placed after 12 noon PST July 14 will be shipped after we return on August 3.
Join Pure Puer Tea in San Francisco, on Thurs, April 10th 10am-2pm at the Jewish Community Center for the 7th Annual Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair, sponsored by UCSF Medical Center. Presentations by UCSF medical experts on healthy living. Topics include: Sexual health and the aging woman, How not to have a heart […]
In the Han dynasty, Chengdu was one of the three capital cities in the Three Kingdoms of Romance. It followed the Dao philosophy for thousands of years. Today Chengdu mixes the old and new so well. I visited a 5 star hotel. The founder dreamed of being an artist but ended up becoming a business […]
The city of Chengdu is over 2000 years old. The history is everywhere and antiques abound. I have been to this flea market many times because many tea houses are in this area. Here you can find many antiques, but 9 of 10 are fake. You can find old paintings, china, jade….. even teapots. I […]
My friend and I visited a new Puer tea vendor. I was told the average 357g Puer tea cake here costs $2500 USD. This price is for relatively young Puer (tea which hasn’t been aged for a long time.) The owner gave us a very extensive tasting. I tried their aged Te Guan Yin ( […]
In a tea city such as Chengdu, tea already seems to be an integral part of life. I pass by a hotel lobby and I am not surprised to see a big tea room just for the guests. The other side of the lobby is Starbucks Coffee. I came early in the morning […]
We will not be at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market today Saturday Feb 8, due to the (much needed) rain. Orders may be placed online.
We will have a tea tasting on January 28th (Tuesday) between 1-4pm. This time we will taste the organic Oolong teas and some Puer. If you would like to reserve a place we ask for a donation of $15 per person to cover our costs. Please email or call us as at 415-924-7837 as seating […]
This is what award-winning food writer, radio talk show host, and author Michele Anna Jordan wrote about Pure Puer Tea in her latest “Mouthful” column in the Santa Rosa, CA Press Democrat Newspaper: Pure Puer and King Cakes: On Sunday morning, when the Sebastopol Farmers Market returns to its traditional space in the parking […]
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Yang Su and Larry would like to express our condolences to the family of Judy Rodgers, to the staff of the Zuni Cafe, and to all who knew and loved her. Judy passed away earlier this month after a long illness. She had recently discovered and enjoyed our tea, and was gracious enough to suggest […]
For that last minute gift or if you can’t decide what to give, consider our Pure Puer gift certificate. You can immediately email the certificate with a message or print out the certificate yourself 24×7. Your loved one, friend or colleague can contact us for expert and personalized advice regarding tea selection, brewing and storage […]
This event was held on Dec 15, 2013. We had fun meeting the members of the church and people from the public. It is quite beautiful to see the sunrise on the church.
On December 12, 2013 people came to the Wellness Center to enjoy and learn about puer tea, eat great food (many dishes prepared by nutritionist Sharon Meyer herself), to celebrate the holiday season, and purchase gifts for friends and loved ones. Pictured in the group photo (first slide in slideshow) are: L to R, 1) […]
This is Amie and Chalita’s newsletter.
Season’s greetings! Pure Puer Tea 10% holiday discount on all online orders till midnight Dec 20 PST. As always, free shipping for orders of $100 or more shipped in the US. Both rewards exclude shipping and taxes. Just visit us online, shop, and save. No discount codes needed. Discount will automatically be applied […]
Pure Puer Tea and the Marin General Hospital Center for Integrative Health and Wellness will have a holiday event with a discussion from nutritionist Sharon Meyer and Pure Puer Tea about the health benefits of tea. Puer tea and teaware will be available for tasting and purchase for holiday gift giving. Thursday, Dec 12, 5:30-6:30. […]
Please join us for our 8th annual tea tasting event and celebrate the holiday season with fellow tea drinkers. You can stop by any time in between 2-4pm and enjoy a tasting of teas that we don’t always sample at the market, and also see our new teaware. Items may be purchased at the […]
On Nov 18, 2013 Larry gave a presentation at the University of San Francisco at the request of Jillian Smith, peer advisor for the International Studies major at the University of San Francisco (pictured in last slide of slideshow.) Larry discussed the two main reasons why he became interested in the tea business. As a […]
This is why people need to be educated about the cholesterol lowering benefits of puer tea: 1 in 3 Adults Should Take Drugs to Lower Cholesterol, Says Heart Association November 13, 2013 (AP) By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Associated Press The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have issued the […]
Join Larry Chin and James Norwood Pratt at the University of San Francisco as they discuss tea history, culture and health benefits at the Maier Room, Fromm Hall, 6-7:30. The event is free and open to the public.
Hi Larry! As promised, I am sharing my blood test results after taking the puer tea for 2-3 months at 10 cups per day (now with chia seed). My “bad” cholesterol went from 300 to 232!! My good cholesterol, which was already at a good place, increased from 75 to 76. So, I am very […]
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Larry and Yang Su will be speaking live on the radio next Sunday, Sept 15, 7-7:55pm PST on Michele Anna Jordan’s “Mouthful.” We will talking about puer tea and our new concept for weight loss, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar control and more: www.puerchia.com The radio show info is as follows: Mouthful is broadcast live […]
This has been great! Puer tea is smooth as silk and delicious. I’ve been using the (Mila®) chia seed and (Pure Puer Tea®) puer tea mixture for 6 weeks now. I have diabetes Type 2 and it’s lowered my glucose readings considerably. On average days, my sugar levels now run in the 100-120 range, which […]
I am glad that I was invited to a one-year-old girl’s birthday party in Chengdu, China. They use a tea time to celebrate the day of her birth with happiness and love. So many well wishes and so much appreciation. The mom selected a few kinds of old tea tree puer tea for the party. […]
This was Matthew’s response to Larry’s puer/chia post: It is just a pure coincidence that I happened to start eating chia seeds and drinking Puer tea at about the same time, but I found this whole thing amusing because I am also experiencing better than expected rates of weight loss (I had gained 45 lbs […]
This time I had a chance to visit a new little tea house in Chengdu. This tea house is hidden in a garden, so most visitors only know about it by word of mouth. It is small but it has many collections to read and browse. There is a thangka of Guanyin that captured my […]
Dear Friends, Yang Su will leaving for China for 3 weeks. If you have any need, please contact with Larry at 415-924-7837 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our August market schedule is as follows: WEDNESDAY: 8/28 12-5pm Corte Madera Town Center Mall. SATURDAY: every Saturday 8:30a-1:00p Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market. 2-5:30p Walnut Park […]
Hi Larry, I just wanted to let you know how well the Puer tea and Mila are working for me. For starters I have dropped 8 pounds with no other lifestyle or dietary changes. I think the satisfied feeling I get from my Tea and Mila in the morning is the main reason. I have […]
I began eating chia because it is full of omega 3’s (8x more than Salmon), protein (5x more than kidney beans), fiber (2x more than bran flakes), calcium (6x more than milk), potassium (2x more than bananas), iron (3x more than spinach), manganese , phosphorus (9x more than milk), selenium (4x more than flax seed) […]
Our 2013 pesticide-free Bao Zhong tea has arrived! It is one of Taiwan’s most famous teas. This tea is served in some of the top restaurants in San Francisco, including La Folie, and the Zuni Cafe. It is a light green tea, in the oolong family. Bao Zhong is baked soon after picking, […]
Please ask for our Puer tea and Bao Zhong tea at the famous Zuni Cafe on Market Street, San Francisco
Try our Pure Puer Tea iced or hot at the Farm House Local cafe and general store in Larkspur, CA. You can also take home a bag of our tea to enjoy.
Hi Friend, As summer arrives we look forward to days of fun, evenings with friends, and time for quiet reflection. To help you on this journey we have some new Yunnan Clay and Yixing Clay containers for aging your puer, and a new high quality black puer tea brick. www.yunnanclay.com www.yixingclay.com 2006 Menghai […]
According to head Nutritionist of Marin General Sharon Meyer DipION CNC, nutrition tips for cancer survivors: 1) Eat real food: From the periphery of the supermarket Reduce sugar Drink Teas Drink water Increase phytochemicals from vegetables & fruit Eat the right fats-more omega 3’s to omega 6. Add spice 80/20 balance Enjoy food Try one […]
Come join Pure Puer Tea as we serve tea at the Marin General Hospital Center for Integrative Health and Wellness Cancer, “Survivor Celebration” Thursday 5-6pm. There will be a discussion “Surviving and Thriving After Cancer” 6-8pm. Cost is free, reservation required. This event is for male or female cancer survivors of any type of cancer. […]
Dear Larry, I want to let you know how much I am enjoying the green puer tea. I also enjoy the black one as well. You are right how smooth the green puer tea tastes, I love it. I drink about 2-3 cups a day. Hot and cold. Just in case you don’t know […]
Please visit us in the Healthy Living Pavilion – Natural Medicine, Macallister between Polk and Larkin in SF. Look for our green tent with a white banner with red letters “Pure Puer Tea.”
Marsha Nunley, MD H.E.A.L. Medical Corp Dear Marsha, Happy spring! All of us at H.E.A.L. are enjoying the sunshine and waking our bodies and minds up after the rainy days of late. Patients have been in for regular checkups, personal “spring cleaning” or for an HCG weight loss protocol evaluation (next program […]
In this article, Alice Waters, the “mother of California cuisine” mentions how puer tea has helped her. Alice Waters Financial Times Puer Tea
Pure Puer Tea will be sampling and selling our tea and our Piao I teapots and infuser bottles at the 2nd Annual San Francisco International Tea Festival Sunday, March 10, 10-5, on the 2nd floor of the Ferry Building. Come and join the fun!
Upscale restaurant network Hakkasan, with locations in international cities such as London, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Abu Dabai, Dubai, Doha, Mumbai, and soon to be locations at the Las Vegas MGM Grand and LA, use the Piao I teapot to brew and serve at their restaurants. Pure Puer Tea/ Piao I USA is the […]
Yang Su is in Asia for the month of February, so we will not be at the Mill Valley Farmer’s market during the month of February. Pure Puer Tea will be at the Corte Madera Market every Wednesday as usual, except February 13, as well as the Sausalito Farmer’s Market every Sunday. Our website is […]
As a farmer, husband, and father, I often find myself in constant battle with time. Being up and about from place to place disrupts my energy level and my eating habits. I have noticed a major difference in my cholesterol, fatigue, and weight since I have been drinking Pure Puer Tea. I really couldn’t have […]
Ask for our Puer, Bao Zhong, or herbal Hari Tea at the famous La Folie restaurant San Francisco, 2316 Polk St., between Green and Union. Here Larry and Yang Su visit with Master Chef Roland Passot, co-owner of La Folie. Chef Roland, and his brother, wine director George Passot, personally selected the teas. (4 pictures) […]
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I am really enjoying my puer tea. After being a lifelong black tea drinker I have noticed an improvement in my health since I started drinking 5 or 6 cups of puer tea a day. I have a condition called Reynaud’s syndrome where my fingers turn white and go numb in the cold. It started […]
We encourage you to watch this fascinating presentation to learn about the many health benefits of tea. The video may be viewed fullscreen by clicking on the full screen symbol on the bottom right of the video player. –>
Archimedes Banya in San Francisco is now serving and offering a limited selection of Pure Puer Tea for you to take home.
We look forward to seeing you at the beautiful Archimedes Banya Spa in San Francisco. Larry and Yang Su, owners of Pure Puer Tea, will be sampling tea. Banya now carries a limited selection of our tea, and it may be purchased at the restaurant. Come enjoy the spa, have a massage, and enjoy healthy, […]
Pure Puer Tea 10% holiday discount on all online orders till midnight Dec 20 PST. As always, free shipping for orders of $100 or more shipped in the US. Both rewards exclude shipping and taxes. Just visit us online, shop, and save. No discount codes needed. Discount will automatically be applied in the […]
(text version) Holiday Tea December 6, 2012 4:00pm – 6:30pm (Tea lecture 5:30pm – 6:00pm) Center for Integrative Health & Wellness (Lobby Atrium) 1350 S. Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae, CA, 94904 Please join us as we celebrate friendship, life, and the holiday season! Learn the history, traditions and healing properties of tea while we sample a […]
In Chinese Medicine we understand coffee to be more Yang. It’s internally warming and it disperses and scatters energy (or Qi) in the body. Coffee consumption causes the kidney’s adrenal glands to release adrenalin, producing a temporary increased energy high, but eventually a down-cycle of fatigue later in the day. Over time, excess coffee […]
My name is Marian. I am also known as Mama, from Mama’s African Kitchen. About 3 years ago the doctor told me that I had arthritis in my knees and in my ankle. I used to take an Advil when the pain became too great. About 3 weeks ago, I started drinking Pure Puer Tea, […]
I started drinking Pure Puer Tea after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’m doing so well now that I’m now running half marathons and doing Olympic distance Triathlons:) I take other medications but I feel like my improvement has ties to the tea. I take the lowest possible doses of medication now…..no anti inflammatories […]
Hi Friend, You and a friend or family member are invited to attend Pure Puer Tea’s 7th Annual Puer Tea Tasting Event. We invite you to enjoy our tea selections, complimented by delicious food. We look forward to seeing you, meeting new friends, sharing experiences, listening to great music and drinking tea. We are […]
Larry took these pictures of Yang Su as we enjoyed tea with our new friend Sunny, who is originally from Beijing.
In Shanghai, there are so many places serving English tea time. Each place has its own character. It was raining on this day. The food and tea were was so delicious that it made me forget to take more pictures. I even forgot to take a picture of the the Hwung Pu river.
Afternoon tea in Shanghai: This beautiful place was French colony in 1920. It is called Sinan Mansions . In busy Shanghai, this is a nice place have a tea time and talk with friends. They serve Chinese style and European style afternoon tea. They also serve coffee.
Every time I visit Chengdu, I always have a new discovery. In the City, I visited a beautiful tea house. It is hidden in a alley on the 2nd floor. If I had not followed a friend there, I would have never seen it. They have many rooms. Each room all has its own personalty […]
On January 23, 2012, my Chinese New Year’s resolution was to do something for myself and go on a diet. I have always eaten healthy organic foods, but I needed to do something different. My starting weight was 153 pounds. To put things in perspective, before I had my two kids, my normal […]
We would like to announce that Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco will be using our puer tea for cooking. Michael Mina Restaurant is located at 252 California St., in the heart of the financial district. Michael Mina was named restaurant of the year by Esquire Magazine 2011 and is a Michelin star rated restaurant.
Tonight is my last night in Xian. I went to a Muslim street. Here you can see so many Muslim foods.
Today Chengdu is raining. Chengdu is a Tao city. My friend and I have a chance to visit a Tao temple. It take 2 hours to drive there. I was lucky to meet master Yang who is the leader for the Tao people in all of China. I can not imagine if I am in […]
I have come back to Chengdu and I decided to take a break. I visited a place call Jin-Li in the city. Take a look what do they have. I had a cup of coffee in Starbucks in very Chinese style furniture.
I am on the road to a Yunnan clay village. It take about 4 hours from Kunming to drive there. We stop by a Muslim restaurant. They have so many foods to choose from, except pork. Their ancestors immigrated to Yunnan in the Yung Dynasty. Wow, it really tastes good. They has stinky tofu too. […]
Pure Puer Tea helped make a little San Francisco tea history by participating in the 1st Annual San Francisco International Tea Festival. It was held on February 25th at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The event sold out a couple of days before the show. It was a very exciting, busy and fun day. […]
On February 23rd, 2012 Pure Puer Tea and Tru Gourmet Organic Dim Sum served puer tea and dim sum at a San Francisco Botanical Garden fundraising event at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time. We ate delicious dim sum and drank puer tea. The […]
Pure Puer Tea will exhibit Piao I teapots and Travel Buddies and sample tea from our collection at the 1st Annual San Francisco International Tea Festival Sat. Feb 25, Ferry Building, 2nd Floor. Tickets are $20. We hope to see you there! San Francisco International Tea Festival website.
Chinese dragon (Naga), in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China. The mythical Naga provides protection to Buddha. Pure Puer Tea wishes good luck, peace and fulfillment to all our customers, friends and family in 2012.
The study also mentions other possible benefits from puer tea including: In recent years, studies the possible investigating health benefits of Pu-erh tea have shown salutary effects on oxidative stress, cancer, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood sugar, and the bacterial flora of the intestines Journal of Biomedical Science Puer tea study
Our friend and customer Orest Monokandilos told us about this video regarding puer tea as an alternative investment to wine. You can click on the picture above or click Bloomberg Puer Tea Video to view it. The article mentions that puer tea is considered a healthy drink in that it is good for reducing fat […]
Click the photo to view a slideshow of our 2011 Annual Tea Tasting Event which was held on Nov 5 in Corte Madera, CA.
Pure Puer Tea will be at the Wellness Revolution Fair Sat Oct 15, 11-3, 433 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA, 94941. The purpose of the fair is to provide comprehensive wellness solutions from local vendors. We hope to see you there!
Click photo to see slideshow of tour of Piao I factory and headquarters and Piao I high mountain oolong tea farm.
Click the photo to see a slideshow of Larry and Yang Su’s August trip to Mr Chen’s organic tea farm.
Click photo to see our Taiwan Night Market Slideshow.
Click the photo to see a slideshow of Pure Puer Tea/Piao I USA at the 2011 World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, June 2011.
Click the picture to view Yang Su’s 2011 Trip to Xishuangbanna, in Yunnan, China.
This is what Mimi, owner and creator of “Mimi Mccurry’s Chimichurri Sauce” has to say about the Piao I Travel Buddy with Auto-Straw: I love taking the Travel Buddy with Auto-Straw with me to the Farmer’s Markets. It is so convenient! I just add hot water and use it to brew my tea in the […]
We would like to thank Marin County Supervisor Susan Adams for her strong support of the Marinwood Farmer’s Market. She realizes the importance of revitalizing the Marinwood community and offering a fun and healthy choice for Marinwood, Novato, San Rafael, and the Bay Community. Dr Susan Adams, pictured with Larry at the Marinwood Farmer’s market. […]
To all our customers, friends and family, happy Year of the Rabbit from Larry and Yang Su!
Yang Su’s visit to her favorite Taiwan tea house slideshow.