A Chinese legend.
Appropriately pronounced ‘poo-air’ this tea is renowned in Chinese herbalism as a cleansing tea for aiding digestion and weight loss alongside relieving stress. Following ancient tradition, this fermented tea is stored for several years before being considered mature enough to steep.
Caffeine class: Low-to-medium.
How it tastes: Earthy and sweetly woody.
To serve one: Heat 250mls of water to 100°C.
Add 2 heaped tsps, allow to infuse for 3 minutes and enjoy. Pu-erh can be infused a number of times, steep for a further 15 seconds for each subsequent brew.
Why it’s special: According to traditional Chinese medicine, this unique tea is drunk for its ‘cha-qi’, or tea energy.
Tea type: Black tea.
Ingredients: Pu-erh tea