Tasting Notes: earthy, dark, smooth, full-bodied
Description: Pu'er Tea (or Pu-erh) is a dark tea with rich depth and zero astringency. A smooth tea that is rich but soft. This ancient tea has notes of soft earth, wood, forest floor, mushrooms, compost, and leather. Lingering sweet notes of dates and fig tease the palate with each sip. Pu'er can be compressed into bricks and shapes or crafted in a loose leaf style.
The medicinal properties present in pu'er teas are what set them apart. They're known to be powerful digestive aids, can ease stomach issues, are natural detoxifiers, may aid in weight-loss, may ease anxiety, and are said to lower both blood pressure and cholesterol.
Pu'er is an aged and fermented tea that is produced in the Yunnan province China. This ancient tea is now beloved all around the world. It was inadvertently created on the Tea Horse Road, an ancient trade route that spanned from China to Tibet. The thousand mile trade route navigated through mountains with harsh conditions. During the journey, it was found that tea leaves were altered by moisture, varying temperatures, and sunlight exposure. These natural conditions resulted in a fermentation and aging process of the tea. This process created a tea with unique taste profiles and particular health benefits. Nowadays, pu'er tea is deliberately aged and fermented to re-create the tea that was crafted while on the Tea Horse Road.
Ingredients: organic pu'er tea
Steep Directions: steep 1-2 heaping teaspoon of tea per 8 oz boiling water, 205-212°F, for 3-5 minutes
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