Origin: Yunnan Province, China
Leaf Type: Pu-erh Tea
Taste: Slightly sweet and earthy
Drink: Without milk
Brew: Lightly, 2-3 minutes according to taste
When to drink: Throughout the day
A speciality of Yunnan Province in China, pu-erh tea has a strong body and an earthy tone. The distinct flavour is developed through a process of wet-fermentation and the taste is said to improve with age.
A gold winner in the 2012 Great Taste Awards, the judges described this tea as having a “good pu-erh flavour, not in the least dirty.” It may be something of an acquired taste, but the Chinese swear by pu-erh as an aid to digestion, even drinking it to promote weight loss.