Drinking tea is a very old habit that has been around for centuries. It can be attributed to many different cultures, but tea is mostly popular in Asian countries. There are many reasons why people love drinking tea and the following will give you some of the most popular ones.
Firstly, tea releases a pleasant aroma when brewed, it’s like a form of fragrance for the home. Next, drinking tea is a great way to relax and feel calm. And notwithstanding, tea has amazing health benefits – it can increase your energy levels, improve your focus and help you sleep better at night!
Pu er tea is one of the most popular tea in the market. We have introduced this type in our previous article: https://pfannerstill.biz/guide-lapsang-souchong-pu-er-tea/, so be sure to check it out. In today’s article, we’ll focus on the
History and Production of Pu Er Tea in China
Pu er tea is a type of fermented tea that has been around for more than a few hundred years. It’s also called “cooked” or “dark” tea. The name pu er comes from the Mandarin word for dark, and the word fermented comes from the term used to describe how it’s made.
Pu er tea originated in Yunnan Province, China and was first produced there in around 960 CE by Buddhist monks from India and Tibet. These monk were mainly looking for an alternative to opium as a stimulant to get them through their long hours of work on scripture copying and chanting mantras in their monasteries, when they stumbled about this tea.
Where to Buy or Grow Pu Erh Tea Plants?
Pu er tea is a variety of tea that is made from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The tea leaves are harvested after they are about a year old and then withered to break down the leaves. This process darkens the leaves and gives them a smoother flavor than other varieties of tea. The most popular variety of this type of tea is called Puerh Tea, which has been aged for decades before being sold to consumers. It can be found in most Chinese grocery stores all over the world or on online tea shops.
How to Brew Pu Er Tea
Brewing pu er tea requires attention to detail. You should first soak the tea leaves in cold water for about 30 seconds to let them soften up and then pour boiling water over them. Let the leaves steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot and then strain the mixture before drinking.
How to Store Your Pu er Tea Properly
Tired of tea that tastes bitter over time? Do you know how to store your pu er tea properly? Pu er tea should be stored in a cool dry place where there is no humidity or moisture. In fact, if you don’t use your pu er tea often, store it in the fridge or freezer for up to six months. In addition, it should always be kept away from light sources as sunlight can cause oxidation which will deteriorate its quality. This oxidation process also makes the flavor less intense over time.