This is one of the famous teas of China, and is unique in taste. The process to turn light green rough pu erh into ripened pu erh is a recent one. In a process similar to composting, the leaves are subjected to prolonged bacterial and fungal fermentation in a warm and humid environment. The taste is satisfying, complex and smooth, and the liquor is golden red. Use 5-8g per cup to make around 120 servings per cake.
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||Satisfying, Soft and Smooth with a Golden Red Liquor|
|Brewing Advice||5-8g per cup. Add boiling water. Infuse for one to five minutes according to taste. Can be infused 7-10 times|