AGED PU'ER TEA
At times, I wonder whether I really know Real Aged Puer Tea?
Especially when I hear people claim that aged pu'er tea is of good taste. However, I must say that I do not think so.
After conducting some researches, my findings revealed that there are two distinguished type of pu'er teas: -
a) dry-stored pu'er and
b) wet-stored pu'er tea.
The former, (Gancang puer tea 干仓普洱), refers to tea that was allowed to ferment naturally in an environment that is relatively drier, ventilated, and moderately hot. As we are all aware that the pu'er tea from Kunming Province,China is usually dry-stored. Yunnan Pu'er has dark and reddish black leaves with its strong persistent aroma.
Whereas the latter (Shicang puer tea 湿仓普洱) refers to tea aged in an environment with low ventilation and high humidity in order to hasten development. You may find this type of tea from Guangdong Province, China. Its popularity in the Guangdong community mainly due to its effectiveness in eliminating of toxins in our bodies and alleviating digestion.
It is a well known fact that the longer you store the raw Pu'er tea, the better is its quality. It is also called as Chinese XO due to its colour and its value will appreciate over times, just like wine.
Moreover, It is interesting to note doctors in China reported that drinking this tea will lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream remarkably.
By now, trust the above has cleared the air of confusion.
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