Golden Pu-Er Loose Leaf Tea is a Competition Quality excellent tea.
Pu Erh is a luxury for which you have to acquire a taste.
The origin of this unique variety of tea can be traced back to Tang dynasty, as long as 1000 years ago. This tea was heavily traded in China during the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) and exported to Burma, Mongolia, Tibet and Middle East. To ease its packaging and transportation, it was compressed into cakes or bricks of tea leaves and wrapped to protect it from heat, moisture and sunlight. This peculiar storage method matured the leaves and developed a dark green color and mellower flavor.
Pu Erh is also renowned as a medicinal tea due to its numerous health benefits. Drinking Pu Erh daily can help burn extra calories and help with weight loss. It also helps control cholesterol levels and blood pressure. It boosts immunity against flu and cold through its strong antioxidant action. Older the tea, the more effective its therapeutic potential. The alkaline nature of Pu Erh tea can help neutralize acidity in the body and liquefy the blood density to combat acidity. In Cantonese culture, this tea is drunk after heavy meals to cut fatty oils and aid digestion. It can also counter the unpleasant effects of alcohol consumption, besides keeping the person fresh and active.
First experience with Pu Erh may leave a person overwhelmed by its musty aroma and smokiness. However, one gradually gets used to its earthiness and can truly appreciate its smooth, rich taste.