the Puer Tea
Last updated by chinatravel at 2013-10-30
The famous Puer Tea, growing in Simao and Xishuangbanna area which was under the control of the former Puer government, was paid as tribute to the emperor in 1730(the Qing dynasty) when Er Tai (a local political officer) took the policy of "replace the local officers with some unstable ones" and was recorded into the history of tea culture.
There are individual tea and condensed tea of which the latter one includes Pu Er Tuo tea, square tea, round tea (like a cake), ball tea, cake tea, ball-shaped tea, tribute tea, etc. The individual tea is thick and in the color of brown red just like the pig liver. The character of this tea is pure, fragrant, easily-kept and is effective in relieve the effect of alcoholic drink, eliminating indigestion and phlegm and losing weight. That's why this double fermented tea is called "slender tea", "beauty tea" and "long-lived tea" in Japan, France and Germany. The longer it is reserved, the purer it is, the higher alkali it contains, the higher the quality is.
Kind reminder: The Puer tea produced by Simao Longsheng Tea Company is well-known and can be bought in most of the tea shops.
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