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. This is the un-fermented variety and has a fruity flavour.
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