Did you know that thousands of years ago, the ancient Chinese people were already using this tea? Well, pu-erh is a type of green tea that originates from China. It is made from processing the large leaves of the dayeh tree. Most people often misunderstand this tea and think of it as bitter or bothersome herbs. Here are interesting fun facts that you need to know about pu-erh tea bags.

Pu'erh Tuo-Cha, 3g Compressed Loose Leaf TeaGood quality pu-erh tea has a rich deep flavor that can sometimes come off as earthy or taste like mushrooms. This is probably the reason why this tea appeals to coffee drinkers. However, if the tea is badly processed or has gone bad, it acquires a muddy or mold-like  of taste.

There are many ways in which this tea is consumed. However, it was traditionally consumed after heavy and greasy meals. At that time, the tea was ground. The leaves were then added to boiling water and left to steep. The tea would then be consumed once it had acquired the desired flavor.

Nowadays, the tea is processed well and put in attractive teabags. This makes the process of making tea with it really simple. Pu-erh tea has gained popularity mainly because it has shown a great deal of health benefits.

Here are some of the major health benefits that you gain from taking this tea:

Pu Erh Tuo Cha Tea Cakes with Rose 1 Lb. Makes 100 Pots of TeaTo start with pu-erh tea is believed to have an effect in lowering the levels of cholesterol. Medical studies on rats that were fed with this tea showed that there was a reduction in the level of bad cholesterol. This means taking this tea will in the long run protect you from diseases such as high blood pressure and heart attack. If you are ailing from these two conditions, taking pu-erh tea bags may help mitigate these diseases.

The other health benefit that is associated with taking this tea is the fact that it helps in weight loss. In the old times, the tea was taken after greasy meals such as dim sum. It has an effect of cleansing the intestines and removing any excess fat. If you are wondering how to manage your weight, this is perhaps one of the easiest solutions.

Teavana Strawberry Slender Loose-Leaf Pu-Erh Black TeaThe other health benefit is that taking tea from pu-erh tea bags provides your body with several antioxidants. These are the substances that help in fighting free radicals in the body. This will in turn mitigate the risk of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and many others.

Those are the many health benefits that you stand to gain when you drink pu-erh tea. There are several places where you can get this amazing product. Online stores are some of the best places to get some.

You however have to be really careful when shopping as there are people that sell low quality pu-erh tea bags. Ordering from a known and reliable dealer will help you get the best quality and original bags. Making this tea a part of your everyday diet will not only help you fight disease but it will also keep ageing at bay.