Widely renowned in China for its many benefits, this dark tea with a strong scent of damp earth is the perfect digestive aid after a rich meal.
A very fine crop, with many buds for this very particular type
of tea. Its powerful scent is reminiscent of damp soil and bark.
Its name means "trouser bottom". A Chinese folk tale tells how the
tea pickers keep the best leaves for themselves, hiding them in
their pockets before taking them home with them.
Pu Erh tea is highly regarded in Chinese medicine for its
curative properties. It lowers cholesterol levels, they say, it
dissolves fats, helps digestion, improves blood circulation and
lowers the effects of alcohol.
This tea improves with age, owing to the specific type of
fermentation that affects the tannins.