In traditional Chinese botany, pu-erh tea is considered to open meridians, “warm the middle burner” (spleen and stomach) and is beneficial for “blood purification” and digestion. For these reasons, it is often consumed after heavy meals or as a treatment for hangover, as well as preventively. Good quality pu-erh tea has a deep, rich flavor that many consider earthy or that brings to mind mushroom. It is a tea that appeals to coffee lovers and fits well with rich desserts. The taste and renowned health benefits of pu-erh tea also make it a fantastic choice for eating as a digestive after a heavy meal. Indeed, in China and Hong Kong, it is often consumed during and after heavy or fatty meals.
Boiling time: 3 min
Temperature: 100 °C