The healing properties of Puer tea are reality or fiction?
The birthplace of Puer tea is the People's Republic of China.Puer tea - what is it?The raw material for making tea is the Yunnantea tree, grown on the Yunnan Highlands in China, as it is here that the most suitable conditions for growing this plant. The use of puer tea as a drink has a very long history, which is approximately 1,700 years. This type of tea is characterized by the fact that before storing on store shelves, raw materials are stored for several years (some types of tea are aged for 70 years), that is, let it grow old.
Until mankind was inventedtransport, Puer tea was aging on the way to the country in which it was waiting for buyers. But already in the XX century, when consumers learned about the medicinal properties of Puer tea (which played a huge role in increasing the demand for this product), natural aging could not be completed to the end due to lack of necessary time. This was the impetus for scientists to develop a special method for fermenting tea in a shorter time.
The technology of fermentation wasthe following: the leaves of the tea tree from the Yunnan Highlands were placed in a tank and filled with warm water. This contributed to an increase in temperature in the tea heap and faster aging. According to the technology of making raw materials Puer Dalits tea is divided into two types: "raw Puer", that is fermented by natural means, and "forced Puer", that is made using the method of artificial aging. Many people think that using the method of artificial fermentation, the medicinal properties of Puer tea are lost. We want to dispel this myth - the properties of the puer are the same.
What are the medicinal properties of Puer tea?
So, according to Chinese scientists and doctors,the medicinal properties of Puer tea can overcome a person more than 100 of the most diverse diseases, ranging from diseases associated with excessive weight and ending with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Puer will also help in the fight against increased levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, with cancer cells, with a hangover syndrome caused by intoxication of the body with alcohol-containing beverages, and also cleanses the body of toxins and toxins. Many nutritionists prescribe Puer tea to their customers who want to lose weight, referring to the fact that this drink helps to balance the metabolism in the body thanks to the vitamins A, D, and E. contained in it.
How to Make Puer Tea
A well-known fact is that Puer tea haspersistent smell and rich color, so it is not recommended to brew this drink in a kettle made of clay. This is due to the fact that clay is a material that perfectly absorbs odors that can not be removed by ordinary washing.
To brew tea, you need to separate smallpieces of puer (about 2-3 centimeters) and place them in the teapot. Unfortunately, precise data on the amount of tea brewing, for example, when brewing ordinary Ceylon tea, is not present, since the strength, taste and color of a puer drink depends on many external factors. To soften the strength of the drink, during the warming of the kettle, pour the puerer with cold water, then pour it and add boiling water. Or do the same thing, but using hot water.
Remember, the water brought to the boiling point(ie 100 degrees), spoil the taste of Puer tea. Brew tea leaves need water, the temperature of which reaches 90-95 degrees Celsius. The first tea leaves last about 10-30 seconds, the next - 5-10 seconds. Starting from 4-5 tea leaves, the infusion time should be increased to 40-50 seconds.