"I grew up believing that rice was to nourish and that tea was to heal. Now I understand that tea is also to connect and to dream." -Lisa See, Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane
According to Scientific Research:
- 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 digestion.
- With about the same amount of caffeine as black tea, pu erh tea promotes immunity and longevity.
The origins of Pu Erh (pronounced "poo-air") trace back to thousands of years ago when tea merchants from the fertile and mountainous terrain of Yunnan, China, 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 fermentation to occur, which is what makes pu erh tea have that signature earthy-rich taste.
Pu Erh is best sipped hot, with a splash of cream and dollop of honey. ❤️