I have information about Pu-erh or other name Pu-er tea. Please give me time.
Hello everyone, Great info about Pu-erh tea from Chloe. Thank you for that.
I am sorry I didn’t say correctly the last time. I said, I have information about Pu-erh tea but I meant I have information about tea in general.
I read from a reliable source that tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. I like the store name “ Lupicia” They have over 100 stores throughout Japan, with locations in Taiwan, Korea, Australia and the United States.
- Fresh. I was told that their teas are promptly cleaned, processed and packed within a few days of arrival at the production plant and all teas and ingredients are imported through Japan, where they pass strict residual pesticide testing.
-Authentic, direct from the source in tea growing regions.
So, here is what I know:
All tea comes from one. This means that whether the tea is a black tea, green tea, white tea or oolong tea, it all originated from the same CAMELLIA SINENSIS plant. The major aspect that differentiates the teas is the method it was processed. What gives each tea the basic difference in appearance is the degree of oxidization or how much oxygen the leaves absorb during processing.
Oxidization levels for tea in general:
Green Tea- Un-oxidized (0%)
White Tea- Lightly oxidized (10-20%)
Oolong Tea - Semi-oxidized (20-80%)
Black Tea - Completely oxidized (80-100%)
Puer Tea- Fermented and aged not always oxidized
Tea that is not tea but another plant or herb that do not contain any tealeaves at all such as:
- Rooibos, is a South African bush plant or” Red tea”
-Honey Bush, is a South African bush plant
-Mate (Yerba Mate)
-Chamomile, resembling a daisy, this aromatic flower is dried and sued to flavor chamomile tea, reputed to be a soothing drink. Chamomile alone is not considered a tea but an herbal infusion or tisane and contains no caffeine.