Published: 01/28/2007 - Updated: 08/13/2019
Author: Dra. Loredana Lunadei
According to Chinese tradition, the origin of the tea tree is in the region of Yunnnan in southwest Asian country. True or not, it is known that Yunnan has been cultivating and developing tea for more than three thousand years. Today, Yunnan is one of the most important regions of the world in cultivation and production.
At that time, Pu-Erh, emblematic city of the region, was home to one of the largest tea market in China. In fact, then, was called Pu-Erh to the teas that were sold in that market.
Pu-Erh, also known as Red Tea for the color of the infusion, is made with dried tea leaves and roasted in the sun, which are left to mature in caves with controlled humidity and temperature to reach its maximum expression.
This tea is one of the most popular in China, because among other things its digestive properties.
Pu-Erh or Red Tea and Health
In recent years, the Red Tea or Pu Erh has a great reputation in the West thanks to the results of clinical trials that have shown beneficial health properties, such as help in weight loss, reducing cholesterol levels in blood and facilitating digestion.
But above all we are in front of a magnificent tea aroma that follows a mild and unique earthy flavor. At the same time, its low protein content makes it possible to enjoy as a healthy infusion at any time of day.
How to prepare and enjoy a good Pu-Erh Red Tea
To prepare a good Pu-Erh, it is advisable to pre-fill the kettle with boiling water and cups. This will serve to heat the containers.
- Heat water (mineral or purified but never tap) about 80 º C, just before it starts to boil.
- Pour a spoonful of (approximately 3 g) of Red Tea Pu Erh for each one of the most cups.
- Leave the leaves in infusion for 3 to 4 minutes and then withdraw them.
- The Pu Erh is ready to take and our recommendation is to take it naturally, without milk or lemon, so we can fully enjoy all its properties.
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