The history of Pu-erh tea dates back to the Yunnan Province in southwest China, where it was first brewed during the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD). It was typically harvested from the ancient forests of the area, but now it has spread far beyond its roots. It can only be cultivated and fermented in China, but Pu-erh can be found in tea shops all over the world.
Pu-erh is unique because—unlike other types of tea—it undergoes a fermentation process to bring out a special array of flavors and texture. Its taste will actually mellow and improve with time into a distinctly roasted, sweet taste. It is said that Pu-erh tea ages like a fine wine.
Pu-erh has been used for centuries as a healing tea to promote overall health, energy, and vitality. Chinese medicine claims it possess a strong Qi (“life energy”) that could improve blood circulation in the body, which helps flush out toxins, lowers inflammation, and promotes optimal digestive health.
Drinking this tea first thing in the morning will subtly regenerate your mood and boost your energy, allowing you to concentrate on your work and increase your productivity.