Pu'er Tea

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PU'ER TEA

Product recommendation: Water temperature shall not exceed 95 ° C; 1st infusion 15 seconds (washing tea leaves, heat the cups or cleaning the tea utensils); Pu’er tea can be enjoyed with 6-8 infusions of maximum 30 seconds.

 

Ideal storage temperature: 20°-30°; beware slow fluctuation of temperature, don’t store near heater, open window or refrigerator; for aging Pu’er refresh periodically.

Spécialité: Thé santé, thé biologique, thé minceur.

As one of the ten major teas in China, Pu'er Tea has a special place in the country's tea history. The ancient tea road may submerge in history. However, tea has already become an essential part of local people’s lives. The Pu'er Tea village, located in Southwest Yunnan's Simao County, is the main production and distribution base for the Pu'er Tea. Local people has a tradition of producing tea, selling tea, making tea and tasting tea, a tradition that can be traced as early as the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).

 

In an ordinary people's house, one can see stele, couplets and paintings hung in the living room. The characters on them, however, are not written by ink but by tealeaves. Senior people sit in the courtyard, where the tea trees grow, and play the Chinese chess while sipping tea. The chessman is made from tealeaves, too. On festive occasions, some people might buy a bucket of tea and store it in the cellar for many years before giving it as a gift to friends. At present, a 12-kilometer-long ancient tea road is still preserved well and local people want to build a teahouse in ancient style as a tourist attraction. In a village, Kunlushan, some families designate four to twenty tea trees and take care of them in their spare time. In the village school, a teacher who teaches nature course will often raise questions about tea to his students. They also climb to the mountains and take some tealeaves and make them into samples in the school’s exhibits.

 

I. The cultural cultural history of Pu'er Tea

 

Pu'er Tea rose up in the Eastern Han Dynasty, turned into comity in the Tang Dynasty, began to be popular in the Sing Dynasty, as finalized in the Ming Dynasty and was prospered in Qing Dynasty with a history of thousands of years. Pu'er Tea was originally named by its central trading area, in 1729 Qing government had first established an administrative zone named Pu'er Tea zone in Yunnan. From the 1970’s, Pu'er Tea become hot in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and so on. Pu'er Tea is hot because its habitat of high elevation and fogy growing environment, in is pollution-free in nature, is mellow in taste and long in the aftertaste; Moreover, the unique manufacture, transportation, packaging of Pu'er Tea made it become a unique second fermenting tea, thus has formed it’s the unique crusted fragrance and the health care function.

 

II. Keep drinking the crusted Pu'er Tea, a way to good health

 

Zhao Minxue of Qing dynasty has written in “Benzao Gangmu Shiyi”: Pu'er Tea tastes bitter, reduces the fat and the poisonous, and cleans the intestines to help releases. Amilcarobi of the Paris Saint Antony medicine department found that above 40% of 40 cases of illness drank the Yunnan Pu'er Tea in the test, have lose their weight by various degrees, 10 of 13 cases were rather well in reducing the lipoid, and33.4% to 50% has various effects in reducing the three acids glyceride, the cholesterol, the blood uric acid and so on.

 

Professor Bell Ketuo in French Paris had treated 20 cases of high blood fat by drinking three bowls of Yunnan Pu'er Tea every day, after a month, he found the cases reduced the blood fat by 13%, alcohol content in the blood ethyl also reduced, but the ills drank the similar quantity other teas had no change in blood far .

Professor Sun Luxi of Taiwan University had studied and found that Pu'er Tea can suppress the cholesterol by 41% in the liver, increases to remove by 66%.

 

Tea research institute of southwest agricultural college cooperates with the CPLA 301 Hospital in recent years to research on the treatment of the senile high cholesterol blood sickness in relating to the safety of Pu'er Tea, results indicated that Pu'er Tea has the obvious treatment to the senile high cholesterol blood sickness, according to the WHO’S recommendation on toxicology type, Pu'er Tea belongs to the safe non-toxic scope.

 

III. The deferent Kinds of Pu'er Tea Products

 

Pu'er Tea can be divided in the antique tea (before 1938), the labeling tea (from 1938 to 1967), the Chitse cake tea (since 1967 up till now ) and so on, and then still can be divided into the brick tea, the cake tea, the ball tea and so on in deferent patterns, we can distinguish the quality of Pu'er Tea is high or not basing on the “Four secrets in buying Pu'er Tea” and the Six “not to” policies in selecting Pu'er Tea. Four secrets in buying Pu’er: Clear in smell, it must be clear, cannot have the mildew smell; Pure in color, it is dark brown like jujube instead of the black paint like; Right in storing, it is stored in the dry warehouse, cannot be deposited in the moist; soup, its soup tea temperature and mellow, instead of the mixed flavors . Six “not” policies in selecting Pu'er Tea; 1, not to take the wrong manufacturing year as the range pole; 2, not to consider the forge packaging as the ture; 3, not to take the depth of soup color as the excuse; 4, not to get missed by added flavor of tea; 5, nit to summon the moisture and warehouse of tea; 6, not to consider by the age and variety of tea tree.

 

IV. The difference of ripe Pu'er Tea and mature Pu'er Tea

 

Ripe Pu'er Tea: The original nature, the original nature, the original taste of tea needs a rather long time to ferment into crusted fragrant Pu'er Tea.

 

Mature tea: The original nature and taste of tea has naturally changed by the fermentation.

Moistens piling Pu'er Tea: The original tea has artificially changed by the quick fermentation, which is non-irritant in flavor but not as good as the mature Pu'er Tea.

 

V. How to drink fine Pu'er Tea

 

Tea is one kind of ancient and civilized beverage, China is the earliest country to discover and apply “tea” in the world, and tea has now become one of the three major beverages in the world. Supposed to observe the soup color in drinking the high quality Pu'er Tea at first: The Pu'er Tea appears the different change in the water color because of the deference of fermenting degree and time, if it is the new and ripe Pu'er Tea, the tea soup is thick, and the flavor is greenish in taste; the old Pu'er Tea is insufficient in the aftertaste, but the bitter and astringent flavor has already desalinated because the fermenting time is not so long as the quest; if it is the real crusted Pu'er Tea, the color, the fragrance, the flavor are all the best in testing.

 

The high quality Pu'er Tea needs abort 5 grams in each steep; it can continuously steep for 6 to 8 times. The length of steeping time directly affects the flavor of tea soup. Before the steep, the pressed Pu'er Tea had better first to be unwrap for 1-2 week in advance to awake the nature of tea; as for the brick tea, cake tea and ball-tea the unwrap can be shorter, otherwise the density of soup that these teas steep out will too heavy to taste. It certainly can rest on personally favorites to steep Pu'er Tea to suit your taste is ok.

 

In Drinking the Pu'er Tea , besides to view soup color and to control the steeping time, to smell the fragrance is also very important, the fragrance of Pu'er Tea is deferent to the clear fragrance Taiwan high mountain tea, the fragrance of new Pu'er Tea is slightly similar to that of the Taiwan tea, only because the Pu'er Tea needs the affiliation by the air in the right amount of moisture content, which acts as the second fermentation, to achieve the crusted fragrance, therefore the fragrance Pu'er Tea is the aromatic compound which tea itself includes that affects by the length of storing time and the environment. This crusted fragrance is good or not can be identified by the smell inspiration during the steeping. Finally supposed to observe the bottom in drinks the high quality Pu'er Tea, namely to use the finger to pinches the tea bottom to identify the tea is delicate or not.

 

VI. The deposit of Pu'er Tea

 

Pu'er Tea is lf various methods in depositing, in fact it only needs to de stored in a clean and ventilating place then, “where person can live to be allowed to deposit Pu'er Tea”. Generally do not have the direct solar radiation, do not place in the refrigerator, and do not put into the seal and vacuum tank.

 

VII. The international auction value of Pu'er Tea

 

The Guangzhou international spring and autumn high quality tea trade fair held up in November 24, 2002, there were more than 100 tea producers participated in this fair, a caution of Pu'er Tea king tea was also .held up at the same time, the result of caution was quite amazing. 100 gram of Pu'er Tea king tea sold by a deal price of 168,000 RMB Yuan, set down a highest record of tea auction since which the “Tie Kwan Yin king tea” had created a record of 120,000 RMB Yuan in 2001. On May 20 of 1998, Taiwan had held up the first international Pu'er Tea fair, the 100-year-old Tong Qing tea cakes auctioned by a deal price 5000,000 Taiwan Yuan (equal to RMB 125,000 Yuan) at each piece of 300 gram, Yunnan Pu'er Tea become the international news at the fair.

 

The generation of the famous Chinese celebrity Lu Xun had auctioned 3 gram, Pu'er Tea in the spring of 2004, the deal price is RMB 12,000 Yuan in total. Pu'er Tea is become popular more and more. It is processed in handpicked high quality Yunnan Pu’er Tea through scientific mixing and extracting with modern high and new technology. It has rufous outside color. The hot water color is clear and red bright with pure taste and full-bodied fragrance. It has the unique color, fragrance and taste of Pu’er Tea.