The Best Earthy Tasting Teas

1. Pu-erh Tea


Pu-erh tea is renowned for its earthy, robust flavor. This fermented tea from the Yunnan province of China is aged for several years, resulting in a complex, deep taste that matures over time.

I’ve found that I can’t go back to drinking regular tea after trying this remarkable brew. Although it takes a few minutes to steep, it produces a deep, treacle-black liquid that’s robust and just to my liking. Astonishingly, it never turns bitter, regardless of how long it sits. Its earthy flavour is far superior to standard teas. I continually add boiling water to the pot and each infusion yields fresh, delicious tea. Even the next day, it can be re-infused and enjoyed again. This tea is truly impressive. It’s intriguing to know that it’s aged for five years before being ready, and it also offers several claimed health benefits.

Key Features:

  • Rich, earthy flavour with a smooth finish
  • Fermented and aged for enhanced complexity
  • Known for its digestive health benefits

2. Yerba Mate


Yerba Mate, a traditional South American tea, offers a distinct earthy and slightly smoky flavor. Made from the leaves of the holly tree. As someone in my 30s, I’ve discovered an incredible tea that has completely changed my perspective on beverages. Forget about using a gourd or bomba—they’re unnecessary. Instead, I recommend brewing this in a cafetière/French press or a classic teapot with a strainer. This tea is a fantastic alternative to the strong Oolong, Schisandra, and Lemongrass teas. It’s a delightful addition to my beverage lineup and has quickly become a favourite.

Key Features:

  • Earthy and slightly smoky flavor profile
  • High in antioxidants and caffeine
  • Traditionally consumed in a gourd with a metal straw

3. Hojicha


Hojicha is a roasted Japanese green tea known for its toasty, nutty, and earthy flavor. Unlike other green teas, Hojicha undergoes a roasting process that gives it a unique taste and a lower caffeine content, making it an excellent choice for evening consumption. Hojicha is a wonderfully subtle, caffeine-free tea that’s perfect for enjoying after meals or as a soothing drink before bedtime. Made from roasted green tea leaves, it has a unique, toasty flavour that sets it apart from other teas. The pack provides generous servings, offering excellent value for the price.

Key Features:

  • Toasty, nutty, and earthy flavor
  • Low caffeine content
  • Made from roasted green tea leaves
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