It seems that Pu-Erh Tea is all the rage these days – but it turns out it’s an old school health and beauty secret from Asia. It is a fermented black tea (made from maocha) which Chinese people have been trusting for their heart health, reduction of cholesterol, beautiful skin and promotion of significant weight loss. The Pu-Erh Tea advantages seem almost too good to be true — so we have decided to take a deeper dive into it, examine, educate and experiment!
So what is Pu-Erh? Pu Erh is a fermented tea produced in China — and it turns out that the town of Pu’er is named after the city Yunnan that provides Pu-Erh! It begins as a raw product (maocha) which undergoes a complex process of fermentation. This process which involves microbial fermentation and oxidation of tea leaves was developed in 1972, which created the Pu-Erh tea.
How to Brew Pu-Erh Using Tea Strainer
Boil fresh, filtered water in a tea kettle
Place the leaves in a strainer and then in a teacup or teapot.
Pour 200-300ml of water over it depending on how robust you like it.
Allow the tea to steep for 5 five minutes.
Enjoy and relax with your Pu-Erh!
How to Drink Pu-Erh and How Often? As delicious and comforting as it is, it’s important not to nurse your tea 24/7. Timing is everything in this case — drink it one hour after a meal!
The rationale is that the tea helps metabolize fat and removes excess, hard to digest fats from your foods.
Pu-Erh’s Benefits The benefits are endless – it’s almost too good to be true!
Digestion: The main known benefit is that this tea aids in the breakdown of fats, which normalizes bowel movements and reduces bloating.
Weight Loss: The second and equally known benefit is that Pu Erh tea does wonders in terms of weight loss! It shrinks fat cells!
Cholesterol Reduction: Chinese studies indicate that Pu Erh tea reduces bad cholesterol (LDL Cholesterol) and at the same time prevents obesity-related diseases. Also, it increases good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) which is associated with a lower risk of heart disease!
Decreases blood sugar: The health benefits are never-ending. It has been reported that Pu-Erh tea reduces blood sugar after meals, which is when your glucose levels are likely to rise.
Promotes bone health: This tea’s magic continues! Pu-Erh has a positive effect on oxidative stress and inflammation, which lowers your risk of osteoporosis.
Antibacterial: The antibacterial properties help your body from deadly bacteria such as E. Coli.
Skin-Health: Like most teas, this tea contains antioxidants which prevent age spots and wrinkles. Moreover, the tea as antimicrobial qualities which helps prevent pores from getting clogged with bacteria and turning into acne.
Anti-inflammatory: The tea’s anti-inflammatory properties reduce swelling and calm inflammatory conditions like arthritis. Also, you can apply the tea topically to treat skin irritations.
Improves sleep: Pu-Erh not only reduces anxiety, which is necessary for some good night sleep, but it also elevates melatonin production! YES! Thank you and good night!
You have everything to gain in terms of boosting your overall health! Always check with your doctors if you have an underlying or preexisting condition – but if you’re in the clear, drink your Pu-Erh in moderation.