China Special Black Tea in Gift Caddy
Country of Origin: China
Cup Characteristics: Musty, earthy character sometimes described as old or elemental.
Infusion: Dull, black
Ingredients: Luxury Pu-erh tea
This tea is famed for its medicinal properties. Kunming Medical College claims that pu-erh can lower cholesterol by 17 percent and triglycerides by 22 percent. They may have been slightly over zealous about the properties of pu-erh as a University in Berlin and another in France found that the claim was perhaps overstated. A study in Japan indicated that all tea lowered cholesterol and that pu-erh was more effective than white or green tea which in turn was more effective than black tea.
Pu Erh's are considered indispensable for daily health by the Chinese, Pu Erh Teas are drunk to lower cholesterol, speed up the metabolism, promote weight loss, and improve the digestion of fatty foods in particular. The Chinese also believe this tea expels toxins associated with diets high in meat products. With its blood cleansing properties, Pu Erh tea is also drunk to help cure hangovers! What Pu Erh does is efficiently digests the lipid cells, or fat cells, therefore your body stores less fat. At the same time the tea leaf itself is Thermogenic, which means it will increase the metabolism without increasing the heart rate, so you’ll burn more calories naturally.
As with wine, young pu-erh is considered the least valuable whereas pu-erh 5 years or older is more highly prized. Interestingly the taste of pu-erh becomes more mellow with age and perhaps more acceptable to the western palate.
Hot tea brewing method
Bringfreshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea foreach cup into the teapot. Pour water into teapot to cover the leaves -pour the water off - in effect you are ‘rinsing’ the tea. Next pour theboiling water into the teapot over the ‘rinsed’ leaves. Cover and letsteep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Milk and sugar are not normally added to this tea.
Pu-erhTea is reputed to raise your metabolism naturally as the tea leaf is thermagenic. If you do not change your diet other than drinking this tea you could still lose up to 7lb in a year. Recommended : Drink one cup with every meal and one cup after as part of a controlled diet. Also see Oolong teas for slimming.
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