Premium tea sampler from Yunnan, with each tea disc making at least 3-4 cups of tea. Compressed tea discs consisting of three kinds of Pu’er tea, two kinds of white tea, and one kind of black tea:
Iceland raw Pu’er “rock sugar sweet” tea: blue
Ripe Pu’er “amber” tea: yellow
Chen Pi ripe Pu’er tea: orange/yellow
Chen Pi white tea: green/red
Large leaf white tea: purple
Menghai sun-dried black tea: red
About Pu’er Tea:
Pu’er is an aged fermented tea from China’s Yunnan province. Not only does the fermentation process lend pu’er its distinct flavor, it also boosts its medicinal properties—pu’er tea is high in antioxidants, and 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.
It’s also a highly-coveted tea with an obsessed fanbase. As one writer said, “Pu-erh, which is processed in a special way to encourage microbial fermentation after the leaves are dried, ages more dynamically than any tea out there. It does not have fans. It has junkies who buy kilos of the stuff at a time to bliss out on days-long brewing sessions, only dropping out of their highs long enough to argue over the best pu-erh blends, growing regions, and storage methods. There are grasping amateurs who buy, gift, and drink the tea to gain social status among Chinese elite.”
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.
Packaged in re-sealeable kraft paper bags (see second image).
Note: You can repeat the above steps and brew several cups of tea from one tea disc