Raw Green Pu erh Cake 2009

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This is one of the great and famous teas of China

As a general the age of principle Pu erh should be considered in the same terms as red wine - the older the better. Raw green pu erh cake is produced in a few main stages:

1, The plucked leaves are spread out in the sun or a ventilated space to wilt and so reduce water content.

2, The leaves are then dry pan fried using a large wok to stop further oxidisation.

3, The leaves are then rolled, rubbed, shaped into strands and dried in the sun.

4, Finally the light green tea is sent to be pressed into a cake. The taste is sweet, complex and pleasant and the infusion is golden and light.

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 Tea Cake
Taste Sweet, Complex & Pleasant with a Light Golden Infusion.
Brewing Advice Use 5-8g per cup. Infuse with near-boiling water for one minute. Can be infused 7-10 times