Pu erh tea is highly distinctive and centuries ago it was reserved for the privileged only. The leaves were traditionally buried in the ground to develop an earthy taste and alleged health properties such as; improving digestion, reducing cholesterol and it's use as a slimming aid. Today more modern methods are used and the leaves are re-hydrated in cellars after fermentation, creating the same effect. Made from a bud only, this distinctive high grade tea has an earthy taste and a deep dark cup.
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.
|Type||Pu erh Tea|
|Taste||Earthy Taste and a Deep Dark Cup|
|Brewing Advice||One dessert spoon per cup. Add boiling water. Infuse for one minute or according to taste. Suitable for two infusions.|