The Pu erh leaves are pressed into tiny individually wrapped bowls (toucha is a bird's nest in Chinese) each making a cup of Pu erh tea. Puerh can be stored and left to mature over long periods of time. Like many fine wines, the older the tea the better. These toucha are ideal for travelling or days away. A very convenient way of enjoying the health benefits and unique taste qualities of this tea. Alleged health benefits: an aid to digestion, reducing cholesterol and weight loss. But it tastes great as well.
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|
|Origin||Yunnan Province of China|
|Format||Individually Wrapped Touchas|
|Taste||Rich and Earthy|
|Brewing Advice||One Toucha per cup. Add fresh, boiling water, infuse for five to ten minutes according to taste.|