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No. 173 - Ripened Aged Pu-erh Mini Tuocha

Quick Overview

Aged Pu-erh tea is created by secondary-oxidation and post-fermentation tea. This type of Pu-erh tea is referred to as ripened, or cooked, Pu-erh, which has a rich, mellow and earthy flavor. Unlike many other teas which should be consumed shortly after production, such as green and white teas, Pu-erh tea can either be brewed immediately or it can be stored and aged for many years, much like a fine wine. Most Pu-erh teas are classified by the year they were produced and the region they were grown in, much like many wine vintages. In fact, when it comes to Pu-erh tea, the longer it is stored and aged properly, the more complex the flavor and the more valuable the tea gets. Many aged Pu-erh teas are served in Chinese restaurants after heavy meals, as Pu-erh tea is known for it's ability to break down fat, also making it a great weight loss tea!

The tissue paper wrapped over the cake or brick can help to keep the tea dry and protect it from foreign flavor, but it is very thin and breakable. The tissue paper will wear and tear after long time's storage due to oxidization. You can place the Pu-erh tea in sealed bag or box to keep it from air.

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History

Pu-erh tea is one of the oldest types of tea in China, with a history stretching back over 1,700 years to the Eastern Han Dynasty, when the tea was called Jing Cha. Pu-erh is named after the town of Pu-erh in the Yunnan province of China, which was the early trading center for this tea. Pu-erh has also been used as a bartering currency or dowry in parts of China. In Southwest China the famed Cha Ma Gu Dao - “Tea Horse Road” - was built especially to transport Pu-erh tea through the Himalayas to other countries and areas in Tibet.


Where is our Pu-erh tea produced?

Our high grade Pu-erh tea is produced as it has been historically in the Yunnan Province of China, which has been a mecca for Pu-erh tea of the highest quality for over 800 years. The Yunnan Province is on the edge of Tibet, and has a very high elevation with warm summers producing abundant rainfall which gives these tea trees especially large, plump buds and leaves which are ideal for producing a premium Pu-erh tea.

Map of Yunnan province


Drinking Pu-erh Tea For Weight Loss

Pu-erh tea is a wonderful tea for weight loss. It has been known for centuries for its ability to help break down fat in the body, digest fatty foods, increase your metabolism and reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. This tea is also ideal for those who are looking for long term weight loss maintenance when combined with a healthy diet. One scientific study shows that Pu-erh tea also contains polyphones which attack free radicals and toxins in the body, helping to prevent many diseases.

 

Additional Information

Ingredients Pu-erh Tea
Product of: China
Region(s) Yunnan Province
Antioxidants Medium
Caffeine Low
Makes Great Iced Tea No
Milk No
Sugar No
Lemon No
Mint No
Organic No
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount) 2.87 fl oz / 85 ml
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp) 212 F / 100 C
Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount) 1 Piece
Chinese Gongfu Method (Time) Rinse, 10s, 10s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s
Western Method (Water Amount) 8.45 fl oz / 250 ml
Western Method (Water Temp) 212 F / 100 C
Western Method (Amount) 1 Piece
Western Method (Time) 2-5 Mins (to taste)
Steeping Notes No