Pu Erh tea! Woah such an incredible tea for its taste and the health benefits pu erh tea offers to our body.
Do you know what’s so special in this tea? and Why people are going crazy for Pu Erh tea?
Well, after a brief research about Pu Erh tea, I got to know some of the interesting facts which are not known to many. I’m super excited to showcase all about pu erh tea which you must know.
Pu erh tea is seriously unreal for the earthy taste and for its phenomenal benefits. This tea is one of the perfect slimming tea in the Chinese inventions. The Chinese people spend a lot of time perfecting teas. There are several other teas like Oolong, white, red, yellow and green tea which can help you to slim down.
Can you imagine that few cups of pu erh tea will help in weight loss?
Yes, because this Chinese tea contains Catechins and Caffeine that are responsible for weight loss. Catechins are the powerful antioxidants. They will increase the metabolism thereby burning fat levels which cause weight loss. Whereas, it’s a well-known fact that caffeine helps you burn more energy by increasing the metabolism.
This Chinese healthy beverage will help in weight loss when you consume fresh tea. That being said, the cooked will only keep your stomach fit.
When to drink pu erh tea for weight loss?
Drinking pu erh tea at correct times is important to shed the unwanted fat and to increase the metabolism. Nevertheless, if you drink this beverage at wrong times, it actually shows up reverse effects like you may gain weight. The best time to drink this tea is one hour after a meal and anytime in the evening. If so, then pu erh will remove excess grease, oily substances, unwanted fats, hard to digest fats, leftovers and make you achieve weight loss.
However, if you drink this beverage before a meal, it reverses the positive effects. It can cause you to gain weight instead because it flushes away the unwanted stuff or residue from your stomach. Therefore, it actually increases your appetite making you eat more than required portions.
Besides, to drinking at perfect times you should also maintain a proper healthy lifestyle in order to gain the maximum benefits.
How to drink pu erh tea for weight loss?
You must ensure to maintain a balance between diet and healthy lifestyle to lose weight fast. Just like other traditional weight loss methods you need to follow prevention or precautionary steps to achieve weight loss by drinking pu erh tea.
- When you are drinking this tea, you must also follow a healthy diet plan that includes proteins, salads, fresh fruits and vegetables. These foods will not increase your appetite. They keep your stomach fuller to a maximum amount of time.
- Besides diet, you need to workout, again just like how you do for other traditional weight loss methods. A blend of healthy diet, exercise and 8 to 10 warm cups of pu erh tea will help you with weight loss. Go with some beginner’s exercises or cardio exercises like swimming, jogging, skipping, brisk walks and running. Exercise for at least 4-5 hours a day.
- If your strictly very determined to lose weight then give up on other fluids like sodas, alcohol, and soups expect water. Instead, drink two or three cups of this healthy beverage.
- Most importantly, make a track of your calories you consume daily.
How To Brew Pu Erh Tea?
Usually, brewing pu erh tea is an intricate process and need a lot of equipment. It would be hard for a beginner to learn the whole process and to get the complete list equipment.
So, let’s see the easiest way to brew pu erh tea with just three basic household equipment.
Things you will need:
- A teapot or a brewing vessel
- Whatever you prefer to drink from like glasses, cups or any vessel
- Hot water
- Pu erh Tea powder
Step 1: Boiling the water
Firstly, bring water to a vigorous boil until you see the bubbles. Bring the water to boil with a temperature of around 95 degrees.
Step 2: Break the tea leaves and place it into the pot
Pu erh tea is actually processed, moulded to a cake or bricks and then stored for ages. So, you need to separate the leaves from the moulded piece. I know it may seem quite hard to tear the leaves apart. But do some magic!
Now, add those leaves into the pot. You can add leaves approximately up to 1/3 or 1/4 of the pot. But don’t add too much because the dry leaves will expand upon brewing.
Step 3: Rinsing tea leaves
It’s the time to rinse the tea leaves with some boiling water for 10 seconds. Rinsing the leaves with boiling water is certainly a mandatory step to not avoid. Rising of leaves will open the leaves, washes off any dust particles, primes the leaves for steeping and loosen the leaf from moulded or crammed state.
Then pour the rinse water into some glass or vessel. This water can be completely discarded.
The first brew is basically for washing away dust from leaves and is discarded not be consumed. Rinsing leaves will also wash away much of the caffeine content.
Step 4: Steeping the tea
Now, steep the tea leaves with boiling water again. Add more water to the pot and steep for three to five minutes until it changes the colour and taste. However, you should not steep for a longer time because the tea may taste bitter. Depending on the colour and quality it changes colour to pale yellow, dark brown, golden or red.
Viola! The scrumptious earthy flavoured tea is ready now to drink.