Pu-Erh Disc 普洱茶饼
Pu-Erh Black Tea Disc -Tea Cake (Also called Pressed Loose Tea, Dark or Real Black tea, Pu'er or Puerh tea Disc)
Introduce the Real Black Tea -Pu-Erh Tea: Are you drinking coffee daily? One suggestion for your health: Drink less coffee and try our "Tea Coffee" -Pu'er Tea or Real Black Tea which have similar color, good taste and you may add milk or sugar in it, just like coffee. You may even use your coffee maker to make tea, just like the way you make coffee. You may use half coffee and half Pu'er (or black) tea to make Yuan-Yang (Coffee-Tea) --a special Chinese drink in many Hong Kong Tea Houses.
The oldest tea trees in the world have been found in Yunnan, included are the King of Tea, 1700 years old; the Tea Grandfather, 2700 years old and the Tea Grandmother, 3000 years old.
Pu Erh, Pu-Er or Pu'er is the regular tea which Tibetan and Mongolian drink every day. They believe that Pu Erh tea can help them "digest" meats and may feel sick if not drinking Pu'er tea in a day since they eat a lot of meats as their regular food.
Pu-Er is completely fermented tea, the only kind of teas that improves with age much like a fine wine. It is a collectable tea. Many Pu-Er tea collectors in Asia treat it as an investment. Old and valuable pieces of Puer cost more than a $1000 per pound. These fermented naturally over many years, called raw or "green" Pu-Er, are more expensive; those fermented artificially by manual processes are called cooked or "black" Pu-Er.
It is a "living" tea teeming with healthy microbes during it's manufacturing and storage process like yogurt or grape wine. Generally speaking, its flavor is the older the better but depending on the storage conditions (humid or dry). It's very hard to find a piece of Pu-Er tea more than 50 years old and kept in good condition in today's market.
Pu-Er loose tea is traditionally compressed into a variety of shapes and sizes for easy storage, included bricks, frisbee discs ("tea cake"), blocks, mushrooms, birds nests or other shape. The most common and famous one is Pu Er Disc. The best comes from the Yunnan province in South-Western China, including Xishuangbanna area, Simao and Pu-Er county. One of the most famous Pu-Er Discs is called Seven-Tea Discs (Heptacodium Cake) or Yuancha, or Qizi Bingcha (Chitsu Pingcha or Chi Tse Beeng Cha) in Chinese. Tea produced in these areas was therefore called "Puer Tea". This combination of environment, longitude, tea tree varieties, and processing techniques does not exist anywhere else in the world. Hence Pu-Erh is a very special and unique style of tea.
Pu-erh tea is made from the leaves and stems of the Camellia sinensis plant. This is the same plant that is used for making green, oolong, and black teas. Though the same source plant is used, the different teas are made by using different processes. Green tea is not fermented, oolong tea is partially fermented, black tea is fully fermented, and Pu-erh tea is post-fermented. This means Pu-erh tea’s processing includes both fermentation and then prolonged storage, or “aging,” under high humidity. Pu-erh tea that is aged for a longer period of time is supposed to taste better. However, it can also smell musty or taste stale because mold and bacteria will sometimes attack the tea during the long aging process. Pu-erh tea is produced mainly in the Yunnan district in the southwestern part of China. It has also gained popularity in Taiwan. Pu-erh tea is used as medicine.