Pu–erh, a kind of dark tea ,from the Yunnan province of China has a probiotic bacteria that deepens the flavor of the tea with time. Pu-erh tea has an earthy, dark and rich flavor. It can also be sweet and floral with a pricking sensation. Pu-erh are of two types: Shou Pu-erh(cooked: black/ripe) and Sheng Pu-erh( uncooked: green/raw). Shou Pu-erh goes through an increased secondary oxidation process resulting in a deeper, darker mixture. Sheng Pu-erh oxidized naturally and gradually with time, initially produces a much lighter, more “green” mxiture. Pu-erh can be a loose leaf, or compressed into cakes or bricks.
Procedure of making Pu-erh Tea at home:
1 Boil the required amount of water for making the tea
2 Place the leaves in the tea kettle and pour 8 to 10 ounces of water into the leaves
3 Allow the leaves to steep in the boiling water for 5 minutes.
4 After 5 minutes , place a strainer over your teacup so the leaves get caught in the strainer
5 Add honey or sugar as desired
6 Enjoy your brew after a daylong stress
Health Benefits :
- Increases energy levels as well as focus
- Promotes bone health
- Flushes out toxins
- Promotes healthy heart
- Combats against Cancer
- Reduces stress
- Helps in weight loss