Pu Erh Tea

What is Pu Erh tea

Pu Erh tea originates from Xishuangbanna, Lincang, Pu Erh tea and other areas in Yunnan Province, where there grow many tall arbors, 16m high, and there are microtrichia on epicormic branches and white pubescence on apical buds. Its leaves are thin and leather-like, in oval shape. Focus is laid on brewing skills and drinking art. It can be taken alone or together with other teas.

Pu erh tea taste:

Its tea infusion is in thick orange, and has sharp and long-lasting fragrance which is unique, mellow and endurable in brewing.

Pu erh tea benefits:

Pu Erh tea has medical effects on lowering blood fat, loosing weight, inhibiting bacteria, stimulating digestion, warming stomach, engendering liquid, quenching thirst, dispelling effects of alcohol and detoxifying. It can also clear stomach, engender liquid, stimulate digestion and reduce phlegm, dispel effects of alcohol and detoxifying, relieve cough, and lower blood fat and cholesterol.

Commended groups:

Pu Erh tea is a popular drink, and suitable for general populations.

Erroneous zone in brewing:

Only brewed in water at temperature higher than 90℃, can the fragrance and taste of Pu Erh tea tea be brought out. Brewing water cannot be repeatedly boiled, for there will be a large amount of salt dissolved, which will floats in water and forms white dross.

Drinking taboos:

1. It’s recommended to drink after brewing, and it’s better not to drink a long time after brewing, or drink the next day. There will be a larger amount of tea polyphenol separated out from overnight tea. No matter it is seen from freshness of tea infusion, taste, health efficacy or sanitation, overnight tea is not suitable for drinking.

2. People under different health conditions should drink Pu Erh tea in their own cases. People will show flatulence, belching or constipation after drinking Pu Erh tea, and under this condition, it is not suitable for them.

3. People just after or before having meals should not have Pu Erh tea. It’s best to drink within half an hour after meals. People having just a little at meals should not drink much either.

4. Females after childbirth should not drink much of it.

5. Pu Erh tea should be taken when it is warm, but should not be taken at a too high or too low temperature; It should be taken in a long continuous time, but should not be taken discontinuously; It should be taken together with other teas, but should not be taken alone; It should be taken at a light but not a concentrated taste.

6. It’s forbidden to drink inferior or degenerative tea or repeatedly brewed tea. Raw tea cannot be boiled for brewing, while fermented tea can be properly boiled.