Origin: Fengqing County, Yunnan, China
Type: Cooked Pu Erh
Approximate Altitude: 3098m
This is a cooked Pu Erh which means that the Pu Erh leaves are picked, withered and pan fired before being piled for a couple of months in a heated and moist room to accelerate the natural fermentation process giving an earthy but clean flavour.
To brew cooked Pu Erh tea Western style, infuse about 2.5g (heaped teaspoon) of leaf per 300ml of 95c water for about 2 minutes. You can reinfuse up to 6 times by adding 30 seconds for every subsequent infusion.
To brew Pu Erh tea Gong fu style, infuse about 5g of leaf per 150m of 95c water for about 5 seconds. You can reinfuse up to 20 times by adding 10 seconds for every subsequent infusion.
Pu Erh Teas are low in tannins. They have a rich, unique earthy flavor and can be used for multiple steepings without losing flavor. According to scientific studies Pu-erh teas have many health benefits. Pu-er tea aids in eliminating fat, improving your body's metabolism and strengthening your body for youthful longevity. Pu-erh Tea cleanses the blood, lowers cholesterol and triglycerides, helps with weight control and is also known to help a hangover or two. It is the perfect tea after a heavy meal as it helps relieve any indigestion and aids in the digestion of fatty foods.