Technically a type of green tea, Pu-erh tea yields an almost red liquor with a distinctive, rich, mellow, sweet flavour and a delicious aroma reminiscent of stables.
To brew put one tsp of tea per person in a pot or Mug Infuser and add fresh, boiled water that has been allowed to cool for a minute. Leave for 10 secs to rinse the tea, then discard the water. Pour on fresh water, brew for 30 secs and serve without milk. The leaves can be re-used several times – perhaps as many as 6 – 8 times. Alternatively you can treat Pu-erh like a strong blend and brew for a much longer time, say 5 mins or even longer. Please be aware that this would be strongly disapproved of in China! This brewing method produces a much stronger brew which some Westerners prefer.