Raw Pu Erh Mini Toucha Tea

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This vibrant clean-tasting tea is an excellent introduction to Pu Erh for those who love earthy green teas. The moss-green toucha (nest shaped tea) produces a yellow-green colour in the cup with excellent clarity. It smells like a refreshing woodland walk after the seasons first rain.

Pu Erh Toucha Tea is truly a tea connoisseur's delight. 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. Pu Erh 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.

Health benefits of Pu Erh Tea

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 absorption.

Whatever your reasons for drinking Pu Erh 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 Individually Wrapped Touchas
Taste Rich and Earthy
Brewing Advice One Toucha per cup. Add fresh, boiling water, infuse for two to three minutes according to taste. Can be re-infused several times.