Pu Erh tea belongs to what the Chinese themselves call "Hei cha" - black or dark teas - but which is above all known as Pu Erh tea. The difference consists both in which blades are used and above all in how the production takes place.
For many, Pu Erh is something you learn to like. In general, they are significantly earthier, more natural and raw in comparison to other black teas. For the beginner, they are often perceived as very robust, almost intrusive. If we are to draw parallels to wine, we should probably choose a heavy and tough Amarone wine.
Furthermore, in the home country it is a very exclusive tea known for its medicinal properties and is often served in finer tea houses or sold as something precious in the tea shop.