This method of pu-erh tea brewing is complex, but also rewards the tea drinker with a cultural experience and deeper understanding of Chinese tea practices. We recommend this brewing method to people who are looking to further their tea knowledge and immerse themselves in tradition.Remember that pu-erh tea is not a guaranteed cure for any of these ailments and that studies are ongoing. While modern medicine has only just begun its studies into the benefits of teas like pu-erh, traditional Chinese medicine has used these true teas to treat a variety of ailments for centuries.Pu’er or pu-erh is a variety of fermented tea produced in the Yunnan province of China. Fermentation in the context of tea production involves microbial fermentation and oxidation of the tea leaves, after they have been dried and rolled. This process is a Chinese specialty and produces tea known as 黑茶 hēichá (literally, ‘black tea’) commonly translated as ‘dark tea’.Yunnan Pu-erh tea is a famous traditional Chinese dark tea and is also a national geographic indication protection product. From August to September every year, it is the golden period of picking green tangerine. The tangerine will grow ripe in winter, when it is picked to made into Da Hong Gan.Pu-Erh Tea The Traditional Chinese Medicine View Pu-Erh tea is a treasured tea in China. It is only able to be grown in the Yunnan Province of China and produced following strict rules much like how true Champagne wine is grown in the Champagne region of France under strict guidelines.THE CHOLESTERID – PU-ERH TEA TRADITION. Pu-erh long has been valued as a delicious tea with health supporting properties.* Tea from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, has been researched for helping to maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.*The Chinese attribute special qualities and benefits to pu-erh tea.*Brewing Pu-erh Tea in the Traditional Chinese Method. In preparation for brewing your Pu-erh tea in the traditional Chinese way, you will need to gather several materials, which include your gaiwan, or covered bowl, which is used to hold the tea and brew the tea leaves in.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.A perfect tea needs to be prepared with the perfect water. The best quality tea leaves prepared with inappropriate water give a bad taste to the tea. For the traditional Chinese tea ceremony only the purest and cleanest water is used to ensure not only a perfect tasting beverage, but also a tribute of respect and admiration to mother nature.