Pu-Erh Tea, what exactly is it?
For those that are unfamiliar with Pu-Erh tea (pronounced poo-air) it is a very popular Chinese tea that has been used for centuries because of it's many health and weight loss benefits. It is also known as diet or slimming tea in many countries.
The best Pu-Erh comes from the Yunnan province of China, which is known to produce the finest quality tea because of the pristine nature of the high mountain soils.
Pu-Erh tea is created through a special process of sun-dried fermentation using the Maocha large leaf. It is a unique tea in that the quality and taste gets better with age giving older pu-erh tea a smooth, complex and delicious taste with maximum weight loss benefits.
Pu-Erh Tea Health Benefits: Studies suggest that Pu-Erh tea may have the following health effects on the body.
- Lowering cholesterol
- Improving digestion
- Removing excess grease and eliminating hard to digest fats from foods that you eat
- Reducing excess body fat
- Protecting the stomach
- Anti-aging properties due to high antioxidant levels
- Relieving the after effects of alcohol
Important Note: For best weight loss effects Pu-Erh tea is best enjoyed 30min-1hr after meals, some people say that drinking Pu-Erh tea prior to eating may actually result in weight gain!