Pu-erh tea (普洱茶), called bo nay (or po lei, or po lai) tea in Cantonese, and sometimes spelled Puer or Pu’er, is a type of dark tea, a tea that is usually aged. Although it can be consumed immediately after production, Pu-erh is often aged, in a process called post-fermentation. This process involves active bacteria and fungal cultures.This is a list of Chinese teas.Chinese tea is a beverage made from the leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and – depending on the type of tea – typically 60–100 °C hot water.Tea leaves are processed using traditional Chinese methods. Chinese tea is drunk throughout the day, including during meals, as a substitute for plain water, for health, or for simple pleasure.Raw and ripe pu erh. Depending on the processing method, there are generally two types of pu erh: raw and ripe (or ‘sheng’ and ‘shou’ in Chinese). Raw pu erh tea is made the original way in which leaves are picked, dried, and roasted resulting in loose pu erh also known as ‘mao cha’.Cooling Chinese Herbal Tea. Beside leaf tea, you’ve the herbal teas. Based on the official definition, those aren’t made from the tea plant, and therefore are officially known as ’tisane’. Nevertheless, ‘herbal tea’ is still the most used term today. Among herbs that are suitable for brewing a cup of tea, the most popular ones are flowers.For example, Rishi’s pu-erh blends include ginger pu-erh tea and vanilla-mint pu-erh tea. Pu-erh Tea’s Health Benefits In traditional Chinese herbalism, pu-erh tea is considered to open the meridians, ‘warm the middle burner’ (the spleen and stomach) and be beneficial to ‘blood cleansing‘ and digestion.According to this source, “Pu-erh tea ( also spelled Pu’er ) is a kind of healthy beverage, which not only has a long history of Chinese tea, but can help us reduce fat and lose weight. The cooked tea can keep the stomach fit and warm it, while the fresh tea has a better effect on weight loss than the cooked tea, on account of its strong taste.Drinking dandelion tea every morning on an empty stomach cleanses the alimentary canal, treats different types of digestive problems, and is known well among home remedies for constipation. This herb is known for preventing stones in the gallbladder and kidneys, so think of this tea as a whole body cleanser.In the cases of white tea and green tea, the color of the leaves and the color of the infusion is fairly similar, so the names are the same. In Chinese tea terminology, black tea ( hei cha ) is a completely different type of tea whose processing is characterized by fermentation rather than oxidation.