Pu’er Tea is one of China’s best secrets until recently. Note that it is not merely a “weight loss” tea, just like water is not merely a hydration tool. Pu’er Tea comes from Camellia Sinensis Tea Trees and is often picked from trees that have been growing for hundreds of years. This allows the leaves to be full of nutrients and have a depth of flavour and benefits that other teas (picked from young bushes).
Pu-erh is a variety of fermented tea produced in the Yunnan province, China, and named after Pu’er City. Fermentation in the context of tea production involves microbial fermentation and oxidation of the tea leaves, after they have been dried and rolled. This tea type is also know as a living tea” due to the purported fact that it has many
micro-organisms that promote good health and digestion.
Just like a heady glass of burgundy, this unique tea type is bold and earthy, with a deep red complexion and an intensely rich, full-bodied palate that typically improves with ageing. Loved by coffee addicts, Pu-erh tea can be an acquired taste, but one well worth acquiring, as it is said to promote weight-loss and digestion and is a medicinal miracle cure for a red-wine hangover. This complex tea is for the connoisseur – cigar and smoking jacket optional! For more than 1,700 years, the Chinese have been drinking pu’erh – especially as a digestive after a heavy meal. Known as a living tea due to the It is traditionally aged underground, and as with fine wine, the older it is, the more prized its taste.