Pu erh teas differ from other teas because they are prepared and fermented in specific conditions. They are the only teas that improve with time. Leaves are plucked from wild trees, and the longer they are kept, the more mature the fragrance becomes. Caffeine levels also drop over time. The result is a mild cup with no bitterness and a distinct earthy aroma and flavour.
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|
|Taste||Earthy and Distinctive|
|Brewing Advice||Use one dessert spoon per cup. Add boiling water. Infuse for one to five minutes according to taste.|