Yiwu Dragon Pearl - Raw Pu’er (6 pearls)


These are Yiwu raw Pu'er dragon pearls from Yunnan are a 2018 vintage. Yiwu Mountain’s tea is widely recognized as the “queen of Pu’er” and is the ancient collecting point for the Six Great Tea Mountains. It’s also a village that specializes in raw Pu’er tea.

Unlike ripe and fermented Pu’er, which has a more earthy taste, raw Pu’er has a vibrant and fresh aroma. Tea from the historic Yiwu Mountain are also known for their Yiwu charm and quality, with a flavor that is bold but not overpowering. This tea has a full body and a honey note and a soothing quality. Each dragon pearl weighs about 8g and brews at least 5-6 cups of tea.

While ripe Pu’er tea has higher levels of caffeine (similar to black tea), aged raw Pu’er has very low levels of caffeine and higher levels of GABA, an important amino acid for relaxation and mental health. Thus, aged raw Pu’er will afford a much more relaxing and grounding drinking experience than ripe Pu’er.

Although both raw and ripe Pu’er are consumed for their weight loss properties, raw Pu’er is considered the best tea for weight loss, especially when consumed immediately after meals. 

Pu’er is a tea from China’s Yunnan province near the Laos and Myanmar border. High in antioxidants, studies show it can fight oxidative stress, promote weight loss, and regulate blood sugar. Pu’er tea also possesses anti-cancer properties. It has a lower caffeine level, less than coffee and green tea, which make it a great choice for drinking late into the day.

Pu’er has been called China’s best-kept secret for weight loss. Animal and test-tube studies show that it can help synthesize fewer new fats while burning more stored body fat. In one animal study, pu’er was also the only variety of tea capable of raising the level of good cholesterol and lowering the level of bad cholesterol.


  1. Remove paper wrapping
  2. Place your dragon pearl into a cup or tea pot, then pour near-boiling water over the tea. Allow the tea to steep for 2-3 minutes
  3. Enjoy

Note: You can repeat the above steps and brew several cups of tea from one dragon pearl