Some Pu-Erh is stored in carefully crafted cakes. This helps to preserve the flavour during the fermentation process. This tea ages over time and gains new flavours with every year.
Black tea is considered to be a heavily fermented tea. The fermentation process is done naturally through years of storing in the right climatic conditions. The most common type of Chinese black tea is Pu-Erh tea. The tea leaves are often large in appearance and the most common origin of this tea is Yunnan, China. The tea leaves can be plucked all year round and sometimes they are fermented before being compressed and sometimes compressed before being stored for natural fermentation.
The colours of Pu-erh tea range from a reddish tone to a black tone. Good Pu-erh tea should be smooth with a particular sense of taste not available in the other types of tea. Some Pu-erh teas have the taste of Chinese herbs and the taste should linger in your mouth.
The prices of Pu-erh teas can be quite expensive particularly the older types. In terms of age, the more expensive grades are about 20 years plus. The taste of these teas is very pure and exquisite.
Black Tea has long been considered a health drink by Chinese. Clinical research has confirmed that black tea helps to lower blood fat, reduce bodyweight and assist digestion. In tradition Chinese medicinal terms, it “warms” one stomach, helps to secret saliva and easy hang-over.