This is a 2015 vintage ripe compressed Pu'er tea bar aged to achieve "Chen Xiang" (also spelled Chenxiang)--"the fragrance of aged" tea, much sought after by Pu'er connoisseurs. Its has a mellow, smooth taste that is considered calming and soothing, with no dull aroma.
This small brick measures approximately 3.5" x 2.1" and weighs 50 grams.
Pu’er is a tea from China’s Yunnan province near the Laos and Myanmar border. High in antioxidants, studies show it can fight oxidative stress, promote weight loss, and regulate blood sugar. Pu’er tea also possesses anti-cancer properties. It has a lower caffeine level, less than coffee and green tea, which make it a great choice for drinking late into the day.
Pu’er has been called China’s best-kept secret for weight loss. Animal and test-tube studies show that it can help synthesize fewer new fats while burning more stored body fat. In one animal study, pu’er was also the only variety of tea capable of raising the level of good cholesterol and lowering the level of bad cholesterol.
Note: You can repeat the above steps and brew several cups of tea from one piece of tea, or add more if you prefer a stronger cup