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Puerh Tea

The history of Pu-ehr tea in China’s Yunnan Province began around 1700 years ago. That was a time when tea was traded via the Tea Horse Road from Yunnan via Tibet to India. Teas were compressed into cakes because it was easier to transport them in that form. The journey often took months, and loose green tea leaves sensitive to temperature and humidity changed and fermented over the long journey. This resulted in a different, more complex, and very rich tea.

Wild Pu-erh tea trees over hundreds and even thousands of years old still remain and produce the most prized and collected Pu-erh tea in China.

Our tea is sourced directly from villages within these famous mountain regions.

 




Healthy Benefits

Pu-ehr tea assists with weight loss by stimulating the metabolic system and and also has the benefit of lowering cholesterol levels. These qualities have earned Pu-ehr tea a celebrity following. Pu-ehr tea is also good for the stomach, improving bacterial flora much like a probiotic. It aids digestion, particularly of fatty foods, making it a great tea to drink after heavy meals. It is also said to improve circulation and, additionally, the Chinese have long drunk Pu-ehr to help alleviate hangovers!

Throughout history, Pu-erh tea has been associated with important health benefits. New studies point to evidence that these healing properties have a scientific basis. Pu-erh tea contains high levels of polyphenols, such as flavonoids, catechins, and theaflavin, which are known for their antioxidant activity.

Consumption of tea is being studied for being beneficial in:

–   Lowering blood cholesterol levels.

–   Boosting the flow of blood and enhancing circulation.

–    Reducing the risk of cancer.

–    Reducing blood pressure.

–    Enhancing immune function.

–   Helping to break down and reduce fat in the system.

–   Helping to remove toxins.

–   Lowering the risk of stroke.

–    Aiding digestion.

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