Palace Pu erh (Gong Tin 2016)

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The humid climate, high altitude and fertile soil of the Yunnan province of China provide the perfect environment to grow the high-quality teas for which Yunnan is famous. 'Gong tin' means means 'palace' in Chinese - referring to the Emperor.

The tender golden leaf tips that are used for this tea produce a full sweet yet spicy taste with a malty, soft aftertaste - fit for the Emperor, of course.

Pu erh tea is widely sold as a weight loss tea and is regularly used as a main ingredient in commercially prepared weight loss tea mixtures. Although there is, as yet, no empirically backed evidence as to how Pu erh tea might facilitate weight loss, there are widely proposed explanations. The belief is that the tea increases the drinkers metabolic rate and that the high tannin level reduces nutrient absorbtion.

Whatever your reasons for drinking Puerh it is one of the most interesting teas of China and drunk around the World for its distinctive taste as well as its health properties.

Tea Information
Type Pu erh Tea
Origin Yunnan Province of China
Format Loose Leaf
Taste Sweet yet Spicy Taste with a Malty, Soft Aftertaste
Brewing Advice One dessert spoon per cup. Add boiling water. Infuse for one to five minutes according to taste.