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Pu-erh tea is the most oxidized form of tea, often aged. It prevents the formation of fat cells while actively promoting the oxidation of fatty acids in the body to accelerate muscle growth.
Pronounced as Poo-air, this tea is truly special and unique. It is naturally fermented and is the most oxidized of teas. Yes, it has caffeine but what makes it a standout tea is that it does not make you feel jittery when you need the energy when most tired. It offers ‘calm alertness’.
Pu-erh is cultivated only in the Yunnan province of China. Pu-erh Tea cleanses your body of toxins and increases blood flow. Studies also show that it develops higher bone mass and density and is good for your bone health.
If you are new to Pu-erh tea, it might be a mystery on how to brew it. They usually are sold in cakes or bricks and you need to break off chunks to brew it. Unlike other tea, you will need to rinse the tea leaves in hot water first to ‘open up’ the leaves. Ideally, the tea is steeped for 3-4 minutes which gives it a delicate sweet flavour that is full-bodied and smooth.
Ideal food pairing: Pu-erh Tea is known for its digestive properties, therefore, is perfect to wash down a heavy meal or if you had something greasy.