Pu-erh tea is a post-fermented tea which can only be made with a specific variety of broad-leaf tea plant. Pu-erh tea is named after Pu'er county in Yunnan, China. It is a very unusual tea, because unlike other teas which are consumed within two years after harvested, it can be over 50 years old and is usually aged at least 5 years. Over this time it acquires an earthy flavor which is due to fermentation.
Pu-erh tea contains antioxidants and other substances: Catechin, Theanine, Beta Carotene, Polyphenol, Vitamin B1, B2, C, E, and Probiotics, etc. Pu-erh tea is considered a medicinal tea in China. Pu-erh tea has been subject to a number of health studies. A number of medical studies have substantiated claims that the tea helps reduce LDL cholesterol levels and burns fat so that it could assist in weight loss. It also helps regulating blood pressure and has anti-cancer effects.* Researchers in China showed that Pu-erh tea is excellent for health amongst all teas for health.
Like wine, the old aged Pu-erh tea is quite expensive and rare in the international tea market.
WARNING: This tea is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.