This iced pu-erh tea is perfect choice in summer days instead of traditional hot teas.
Are you a tea lover? And have you tested the unique type pu-erh tea, which is considered as one of the most famous and popular dark tea in China. In my last trip to the Yunnan province where I really had a great time, we bought ourselves eight pu-erh teacakes. Elaine loves tea and by the way, if you prefer to look inside some of the popular tea in China, please go to Chinese tea and you can resort to Yunnan food to known some unique food in Chinese Yunnan province. I believe some of you might have visited the beautiful ancient towns.
Iced tea is quite popular in China. We have iced black tea and iced green tea and sometimes iced herb tea like chrysanthemum tea and jasmine tea.
What is pu-erh tea
Originated from Chinese Yunnan province, pu-erh tea is one member of Chinese post-fermented tea-dark tea. The buds and leaves for pu-erh tea are from Yunnan big leaf tea plants (Camellia sinensis) with longer production process. Pu-erh tea can be further divided into two types according to the difference in tea processing: raw tea (Sheng) and ripe (Shu). Pu-erh tea enjoys a high popularity in China and is one of the most cultured and elegant teas. It can be brewing directly or with other herbs and ingredients for example chrysanthemum, wolfberry and other nutritious ingredients. And we believe it may benefit our body from the following aspects.
- Promote digestion, perfect greasy solution
- Weight controlling
- Balance blood pressure and blood glucose
- Protect blood vessels, prevent arteriosclerosis
- Promote intestinal system health
- 2 L clean water
- 30 g brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rip pu-erh tea
- ice cubes for serving
- Boil water in a pot and then add brown sugar. Stir until dissolve.
- If you prefer, you can wash your pu-erh tea leaves quickly with hot water and transfer the leaves to the pot. Continue cook for 1 minute, turn off the fire and rest for 4-6 minutes with lid covered.
- Strain the liquid to remove the tealeaves, cool down in room temperature and then refrigerate.
- Add ice cubes before serving if you prefer.