Monday, April 19, 2010

Puer, Pu 'er, Pu-erh

Puer tea is usually compressed tea made from processed
tea leaves that have been compressed into molds of different shapes. 



Puer tea is usually compressed tea made from processed
tea leaves that have been compressed into molds of different shapes.
This tea is usually made from the broad leaf tea tree Camellia sinensis var. assamica.
It was used as a form of currency in trade during ancient times.
Tea was commonly traded for horses.
Pu-er or aged tea was the favorite of the ancient Tibets, Mongols and noblemen.
It was also used as a form of medicine for digestive disorders and overconsumption of food and alcohol.
The making of this tea is a well kept secret among tea growers amd makers for centuries.
Puer tea was transported for miles along the ancient Silk Road to western regions of the Asian continent and the European world.




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