...is a fermented tea with a rich history in China. As a precursor/grandaddy to ripe pu erh, these teas carry somewhat similar characteristics to the latter, however have often a discernable, Chinese medicinal taste and are sharper in mouthfeel than shu puerh teas. We found these teas to be of great help centering and relaxing people into their natural ways of being. We also love to call them 'heart opening teas' fhe subtle softening they create in hardened emotional states. Different regions in China produce their own hei chas (for example Liu Bao comesfrom Guangxi, Liu An from Hunan and Anhui etc) and these teas differ from one another both in processing as well as taste and effect.