The origins of Pu Erh (pronounced "poo-air") trace back to thousands of years ago when tea merchants from Yunnan would travel far distances to sell and trade their leaves. To prepare for the long journey, the merchants would package the tea tightly into compressed discs or bricks to help the tea from spoiling. This allowed natural aging and fermenting to occur, which is what makes pu erh tea have that signature earthy-rich taste.
According to ancient Chinese medicine, Pu Erh Tea is a powerful healing agent.
- Pu Erh tea contains antioxidants and can help combat free radicals in the body, which decreases your chance of illness.
- Pu Erh tea is best known for aiding in weight loss and aiding in digestion.
- With about the same amount of caffeine as black tea, pu erh tea promotes immunity and longevity.
Pu Erh is best sipped hot with a splash of cream and dollop of honey