Pu-erh tea is a tea
beloved by connoisseurs and collectors. The best tea comes from the Yunnan
province in China.
With a strong,
earthy flavor, it tastes like no other tea on earth. It is smooth, rich, and
often reminiscent of organic substances and can be an acquired taste for some tea
It can be fermented
naturally over many years (Green Pu-erh) or artificially fermented by manual
processes (Black Pu-erh).
The number of years
it has been stored, and the storage conditions (humid or dry) greatly affect
Drinking pu-erh tea
is purported to reduce blood cholesterol - this belief has been backed up by
scientific studies and the discovery of specific mechanisms through which
chemicals in pu-erh tea inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol.