This organic Yunnan Pu-erh tea has a very unique aroma and taste. The taste is considered “earthy” due to the fermentation process that ages the pu-erh tea. Pu-erh tea is a living tea, with health bacteria added to it that causes it’s unique aging process. Puerh is comparable to wine, the older it is, the better the taste is said to be (as long as it has been stored properly).
The process used to ferment the puerh make the tea a living tea. Known to cleanse the blood of toxins and is used as medicinal tea in China. Pu-erh tea is believed to be unique in terms of health benefits. Some of its possible effects include blood cholesterol reduction and weight loss. Cholesterol is not only removed from the blood, but its synthesis is also stopped. Weight loss is said to be achieved due to the high tannin content of the tea. In the traditional Chinese medicine, Pu-erh tea is also recommended as a treatment for hangovers, and moreover, it is presumed to stimulate the spleen. Antimutagenic and antimicrobial effects are also among the potential health benefits of this variety of tea. (These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.)