A Character best described as elemental. The tea leaves come from the Dayeh bush varierty closely related to the original tea tree.
This Tea is famed for its medicinal properties. The leaves come from the Yunnan Dayeh variety of tea tree- which is purported to be closely related to the original tea tree of pre-glacial times. Pu-erh is often taken for relief of indigestion and dysentery but has also been reported to be very useful in the reduction of cholesterol. Kunming medical college claims that Pu-erh can lower cholesterol by 17 percent and Triglycerides by 22 percent. A study in Japan indicated that all tea lowered cholesterol and that Pu-erh was more effective than Green Tea. Other followers of "Chinese Tea for Health" report that Pu-erh can cut grease, help digestion, promote body fluid secretion, quench thirst, invigorate the spleen and dispel alcoholic toxins. Whether Pu-erh is effective or not for various claims that tea drinkers and researchers make, has not been firmly established; but what is certain is that Pu-erh is rather unusual and has properties many other teas do not share.