TASTE & APPEARANCE
Earthy and balanced
Dark amber infusion
TIME OF DAY & CAFFEINE LEVEL
3-4g in a teapot, use boiling water. First rinse the leaves and disgard the water. Then re-steep and infuse for 1 min
This puerh is from the 2008 harvest. As ripe (cooked/shu) puerh is a post-fermented tea, it is aged after it is fully oxidised, and rather than losing flavour over time, it actually improves. The older the puerh the more highly prized.
The evenly curled auburn brown leaves brew to a wonderful dark reddish amber infusion, with a rich aroma and full, smooth and balanced taste which is earthy and with hints of Chinese red dates.
In Chinese medicine, Puerh tea has been associated with a number of different health benefits including the reduction of blood cholesterol, anti ageing and counteracting the negative effects of heavy alcohol consumption. However it is perhaps most famous in Chinese medicine for its weight loss properties and is often sold in conjunction with weight loss plans such as the ‘puerh diet’ that suggests drinking one cup of puerh with every meal to help speed up metabolism and aid with weight loss.
Due to its aging, it is very important to first rinse the leaves before the tea is consumed.