Once transported overland through the so-called “road of tea and horses”, pu erh tea is a specialty originating in yunnan, China. It undergoes a unique manufacturing process, a prolonged microbial fermentation that gives the full and sweetish flavor and the distinctive fragrance of underbrush. Great accompaniment to charcuterie and cheeses, it is highly reputed in China for the healthful properties.
2,5 gr x 200 cc. of water at a temperature of 95°C. Infusion time: 3 minutes.
Unique Chinese specialty, Pu erh tea undergoes a process that leads it to undergo microbial fermentation after inhibition of enzymatic oxidation starting from raw material that is green tea. Large leaves are harvested from tea bushes of an ancient variety and detail of Camellia Sinensis. It is a highly reputed tea in China for its medicinal properties, some of which, such as the help in reducing the so-called bad LDL cholesterol have been investigated by Western medicine. It is the only tea that is traditionally matured, a bit like some cheeses or cured meats, in humidity controlled environments, to increase their scent and sweetness. It comes in addition to leaf in the form of pressed tea and in China and America, Pu Erh old 30-40 years achieve truly considerable numbers.The King of Pu Erh is a Pu Erh dissolved in leaves of superior quality, clearly visible the apical gems.