This is a 2012 vintage raw compressed Pu'er tea brick from the famous Menghai Tea Factory, wrapped in natural leaf. "8582" is a classic Menghai recipe using larger tea leaves than its 7542 and 7532 recipe cakes, and many tea drinkers find 8582 to be smoother and superior in taste. This brick measures approximately 5.5" x 3.5" and weighs 250 grams.
Menghai Tea Factory is the oldest tea factory in Yunnan and one of the most respected producers of Pu'er tea in the world.
While ripe Pu’er tea has higher levels of caffeine (similar to black tea), aged raw Pu’er has very low levels of caffeine and higher levels of GABA, an important amino acid for relaxation and mental health. Thus, aged raw Pu’er will afford a much more relaxing and grounding drinking experience than ripe Pu’er.
Although both raw and ripe Pu’er are consumed for their weight loss properties, raw Pu’er is considered the best tea for weight loss, especially when consumed immediately after meals.
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