Our WellTea Chrysanthemum Ripened Pu-erh Tea in tea bag combines the sweet aroma of chrysanthemum with the refreshing taste of pu-erh tea leaves. This wonderful combination offers a cup of tea that’s low in caffeine, filled with all the health benefits of a signature WellTea, and will help you unwind during a spare moment to yourself or with friends during the day.
Pu-erh tea leaves are grown in the Yunnan province of China. This lies very close to Tibet and is renowned by tea lovers worldwide as the heartland of pu-erh tea production. With warm rainy seasons and a high altitude, the Yunnan province offers the idyllic conditions for growing pu-erh tea leaves that are rich in flavour and mellowing qualities.
Like green and oolong tea, pu-erh is a variety of tea all on its own. As well as having less than 10% of the caffeine of coffee, pu-erh tea is known for being effective at helping weight loss as it’s believed to help break down fat. For this reason, pu-erh tea is often served in China after a big meal to assist with digestion and relaxation.
When ordered from WellTea, you’ll receive your Chrysanthemum Ripened Loose Pu-erh Tea packaged in tea bags for your convenience. This tea also resteeps very well, allowing its smooth flavour to be enjoyed many times over.
THE WATER TEMPERATURE
- The golden rule about water temperature is never to use boiling water on the tea, whatever kind of tea you are making.
- Green Teas require water at 70°C and black teas require water at 85-90°C.
- These days you can get kettles which enable you to choose your water temperature.
THE AMOUNT OF TEA
- Custom dictates that 4 grams are sufficient for one cup. But the amount is partly a matter of preference.
- In the case of Assam tea, which is naturally very robust, you might want to reduce the strength and brew 3 grams instead of 4.
THE BREWING TIME
- This is a very important step in the art of tea-making. In fact, the brewing time varies depending on the type of tea. An over-brewed black tea will develop a bitter taste whilst an under-brewed white tea will be flat and insipid.
- Black teas are normally brewed for 2-3 minutes, green teas for 3 – 4 minutes. It is a good idea to check the brewing time before making the tea because some teas need to be infused for very specific times: for example, Jade Pearl is left to infuse for 7 – 20 minutes, whilst Oolong tea will need 5 – 7 minutes for its bouquet to develop fully.
- Brewing is normally done with a lid on, so that the tea retains all its aromas