The most common form of Pu-Er is in a disc. Usually better leaves are chosen to be compressed into a disc. Pu-Er is purported to reduce blood cholesterol and the Chinese believe that it helps to reduce “oil” in the body. Choose either the fermented or unfermented variety.
The older the tea, the higher the price.
Health Benefits You Love
- Aids in weight loss
- Raises the level of good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers the level of bad cholesterol (LDL)
- Promotes bowel regularity
Useful Tips You Need
Use a small sharp pick to loosen the tea leaves from the disc. Loosen just the amount of leaves you want.
In a small teapot, steep for 30 seconds if you like your tea quite light and up to 1 minute if you prefer something stronger. The bigger your teapot, the longer the steeping time.
In a normal sized mug (approximately 250ml), steeping time should be between 2 to 3 minutes.
If you brew your tea in a convenience cup, do not throw the leaves away after 1 round. Good tea leaves are good for 3 rounds. You may want to steep the leaves slightly longer with each subsequent round.
Brewing Temperature: 100⁰C