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Pu-erh Tea

Imagine a connoisseurs cup of tea that delays aging, fights disease, and helps keep you slim. Pu-erh (pronounced: poo-air) is a remarkable tea which comes from the birthplace of tea, the Yunnan Province of Southwest China where it has been cultivated for over a thousand years. Its prized not only for its unique flavor, but also for its outstanding health benefits which surpass all other teas.

Pu-erh is the rarest of rare teas, with some fetching prices in the thousands of dollars per pound. The secret of Pu-erh lies in a special process where it undergoes a type fermentation and aging that can take years or even decades. Fortunately we've discovered some Pu-erh teas which are eminently affordable and have all the benefits of the most expensive harvests available.

So how does Pu-erh promote health and longevity? The special fermentation and aging develops a number of beneficial compounds such as tea polyphenols, flavanols, theabrownin, statins and tea polysaccharides. This combination of compounds give Pu-erh the ability to reverse age related immunity loss, the cause of infectious diseases, cancers, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders which are the major causes of illness and death. Pu-erh has been clinically proven to boost the body's production of naive T lymphocytes which are the frontline troops in our adaptive immune response. As we age the number of naive T cells declines leaving us more prone to a host of disorders. Pu-erh tea can, however, reverse this loss.

But that's not all. Pu-erh fights metabolic syndrome. It lowers blood sugar levels, shrinks fat cells involved in central obesity (belly fat), and reduces LDLS (bad cholesterol) and increases HDLS (good cholesterol). It is also a potent anti-inflammatory.

At a cost of about 25 cents per serving Pu-erh tea is a miraculous investment in one's health. It's definitely become a daily staple here at The Basement Shaman.

We're introducing Pu-erh tea from small plantations from China's Yunnan province.

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2006 Menghai Ripe Pu-erhA fine example of a small estate grown Pu-erh tea. Rich and earthy in flavor, fully ripened and aged for over six years. 250 grams


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