This is China’s “black” tea. Unique to the tea world, puerh goes through fermentation, resulting in a vastly differing flavor from batch to batch due to the dynamic process of fermentation and the secretiveness of the tea master. Like fine wines, Pu erh’s can be aged for many years.
In the body: Beside carrying health benefits as other teas, pu erh is highly regarded for digestion after meals.
Pu erh is best brewed Gong Fu style (with a higher leaf to water ratio), rinsing leaves with a little hot water before first infusion.