How Did Pu-erh Tea
The origin of Pu-erh tea dates back
to the Eastern Han Dynasty.
25 to 220 CE in Yunnan
The Yunnan region tea plants had big
but tender leaves with hardy stems.
Pu-erh does not spoil due to various
fermentation and compressed weight.
It is ideal for export.
It was discovered that the taste gets
even better when aged.
It results in better digestion and is an
effective supplement to vitamins
A scholar named
Fan Cheuk from
the Tang Dynasty
in 862 CE wrote a
book titled Meng
Shu (Book of
He related that in the mountains of Yin-Sheng, the
locals had no modern methods of picking tea,
cooked tea with spices, and drank the tea with milk.
Tea that was moon-shaped or
compressed was banned during the Ming
Emperors were believed to have been
drinking Pu-erh from the early days for
long life and for its taste.
During the Qing
was a tea for
Emperor Fu Yi of Qing Dynasty ordered
people to drink green tea during summer
and Pu-erh in winter.
There might be MORE to the history of
Pu-erh tea... if you love the drink, you
might want to dig deeper.
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