Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Till The Last Drop: Pu-Erh Tea

The Pu-Erh tea originally comes from China (Yunnan Province) but my box of 40 tea bags by Big Active came from Poland. I always thought that Pu-Erh is a kind of red tea, but later I found out that in some parts of the world it is classified as black tea. However, the tea itself, as well as its properties, is quite different from other black teas. And it tastes totally different. It is not that bitter.
Actually there are quite a few types of Pu-Erh but all of them are produced in a similar way. Their 'leaves undergo microbial fermentation and oxidation after they are dried and rolled. of microbial fermentation and oxidation. '*
According to what I have read in several articles, Pu-Erh teas have quite distinct chemical composition, comparing to black and green teas. It is also called 'fat killer' as it is supposed to stimulate digestion, help to keep the right body weight and also lower cholesterol levels.
I like the flavor of Pu-Erh and wish it was easier too find this kind of  tea in local stores.

* Wikipedia

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