The Organic Shou Pu-Erh Tea – Immortal Nectar steeps a cup with no astringency and deep, rich body. It is very smooth and deeply refreshing, rich and grounding tea cup. Pu’erh is very forgiving – you can
steep it for a short or a long time, whatever pleases your palate. It won’t get
bitter and will take multiple infusions. This teas has a well-made even leaf style.
China’s mystery tea – the process to create pu-erh is still a secret. The tea is aged, Pu-erh tea fermented and compressed into small bowl shapes. Like wine, the longer the aging, the better the tea. Its marvelously rich body and earthy flavor is very popular for its health properties: namely known to eliminate cholesterol and drunk with or after meals as a digestive. Pu-erh tea promotes body cleansing & detoxification
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.