Which type of Pu’er Tea is better? Pressed Tea or Loose Tea

It is well known that Pu’er tea has the function of lipid-lowering blood pressure, weight loss slimming, diuretic hangover, eyesight pure heart, anti-radiation anti-cancer and other effects, Pu’er tea has pressed tea and tea, pressed tea is pressed into different tea The shape, known as cake tea, brick tea, Tuocha, tea is not suppressed by the bulk of Pu’er tea.

Generally pressed tea is classifiied into plate tea, block tea, square tea and
brick tea. The current Pu’er tea, its shape and its quality has long been irrelevant, brick, cake, Tuo, loose tea and other raw materials are with uneven points.

Pu’er tea divided by the tenderness, from the off-grade, ten to one grade, and premium grade, tenderness is getting higher and higher, in general, the higher the tenderness, the better the quality.

The level of tenderness is mainly four points:
1. buds and more, the tenderness of the tender high;
2. tight knot, thick tenderness high;
3. smooth color, moisten the tenderness of the high; Less impurity is better.

Pu’er tea tea cake and loose tea because of different processing processes, there are differences in taste, Pu’er tea in the tea tree raw materials on the trees and shrubs of the points, in the years there are new tea and tea points in the fermentation of raw tea and cooked Tea in the points, there are fragrance in the taste, camphor incense, lotus incense, jujube incense, incense, Chen Xiang of the points, the storage of dry and wet warehouse points. There are scattered tea and tea on the shape of the points, the old and new points, green tea and cooked tea of the points; fermented tea with light fermentation, moderate fermentation, re-fermentation, tea are different.

Green plate tea(green tea): water temperature is required to be 80-95 centigrades,water with too high temperature may harm the tea leaves, and release bitter flavor, but it’s good for fast releasing, the key point of making a good pot of tea lies in tea washing . Mainly determined by the water temperature, and brewing time, the speed of the soup. Do not open the lid or bowl after the soup, or easy to damage its aroma and quality. Every time the soup is clean.

New tea should not be sealed immediately, should be breathable. If the new tea has a heavier position, you can put it in the air, until the warehouse after the store in the storage. Whole tea if no warehouse taste, can be used in bamboo bamboo with rice paper, tissue paper or kraft paper wrapped, and then stored. These wrapping paper has a regulating effect, can block the outside too much moisture.

Pu’er Leaf-Tea

Pu’er tea grade can be divided into premium and one to ten a total of eleven grade, grade is based on the tender rate, the higher the level of tenderness will be higher. Weigh the tenderness to see 3 points:

1. Obvious and more buds, high tenderness.
2. Tight and heavy knot, highi tenderness.
3. Glossy light, lubrication, moisture tenderness is good

For cooked tea, the fermentation process, the storage method will also affect the quality of tea. level 10 of the Pu’er, if by better fermentation, storage, may not be worse than those of the poor, poor storage of poor taste of tea. Of course, the higher the level of tea, tea factory in the processing will be more careful, its fermentation, storage is often better than the grade of tea is better.

Shape of Pu’er Tea

Pu’er tea shape, we are referring compact tea. Ordinary comopact tea is seperated into cake tea, Tuocha, Fangcha, brick tea etc. For Pu’er tea, its shape has nothing to do with its quality has nothing to do, and brick, cake, Tuo, loose tea and other raw materials are convex points.

On the pressing of tea to distinguish, the main look at the following aspects: shape requires uniform integrity; angular unity, not missing edge less angle; thickness consistent, elastic moderate; pattern clear, the cable plan a tight knot; color to dark brown, Brown red is normal. The appearance of mold, mold point of Pu’er tea are inferior.

Therefore, Pu’er tea standard is based on shape, shoup color, leave, favor etc.

How to identify Pu’er leaf-tea

from appearance

First look at the bar shape of Pu’er tea,whether the strip is complete, are the leaves old or tender, older leaves are larger, fresh leaves are thinner; sniff dry tea smell and look dry tea color and clarity.

from the soup color

Check the darkness of the soup color, high-quality Yunnan Pu’er tea, the tea appears bright red, with gold circle, soup above looks like oil-shaped film. Quality of the tea, red and not thick, less bright, often there will be dust-like material suspension which, and some even black, hair black, commonly known as soy sauce soup.

smells its odor.

mostly “hot smell” and “cold smell” are adopted, smell it’s fragrance when it’s hot, and cold smell to check how long the fragrance can last.


Mainly from its slippery sense.

Look at the bottom

Mainly to see the leaf color, leaf quality, to see the bubble out of the end of the leaf is not complete, is not still maintain the softness.

7 main functions of Pu’er Tea

Nowadays, more and more people pay attention to health care, so tea becomes the first choice, and Pu’er Tea among which is very popular

Effect and Side effect

Pu’er tea is mild, it warms stomach and do not harm stomach. This is especially obvious on cooked Pu’er tea. Generally light fermented for people who love drinking tea, there is “unbearable light” scruples, especially in the caffeine, tannic acid long-term impregnation, often found in the scourge of the bitter stomach.

2. Pu’er tea can reduce blood fat. Many medical experiments have shown that continuous consumption of Pu’er tea can reduce blood lipids by 30% (depending on individual and different), there are 20 patients with hyperlipidemia had done the experiment, the results, Pu’er tea in hypolipidemic There is a special effect.

3. Weight loss effect. It is also often mentioned in daily life that the effectiveness of Pu’er tea to lose weight is not obvious, and some people say that the effect is significant. This contradiction comes from individual differences and differences in the degree of obesity. If the original blood lipids is not high, drinking Pu’er tea does no longer lower blood lipids.

4.Chinese medicine also believes that Pu’er tea at the same time is with heat-reducing, refreshing, detoxification, digestion-enhancing, to greasy, Lee water, purge, expectorant, Qufeng solution table, cough Sheng Jin, Qi, longevity and other effects.

5.Teeth health care. Pu’er tea contains many physiological active ingredients, with the function of sterilization, studies have shown that Pu’er tea has the role of anti-plaque effect, and its maximum effect is when the concentration reaches 1%.

6. Anti-inflammatory, sterilization, governance dysentery. The study proved that Pu’er tea has bacteriostatic effect, tea juice served ten times, can treat bacterial dysentery.

7. Catechins in tea have anti-aging effects. At the same time, Pu’er tea in the process of processing, most of macromolecule polysaccharides turn into a large number of new soluble monosaccharides and oligosaccharides, vitamin C doubled, these substances plays an important role in improving the function of the immune system, it has Health and fitness, longevity effect.

Attention for making Pu’er Tea

In principle, daily life soft water like pure water, mineral water etc. should be adopted, tap water is also ok, but it is suggested to let it precipitate to reduce bleaching powder. It is important to note that, the water to make tea must be clean, and be sure to meet the drinking water requirements.

To make a pot of great Pu’er tea, the brewing skill is very important.

For brewing Pu’er tea, the first step is to choose good tea set, choose large volume Dark-red enameled pottery teapot or clay pot, especially in the teapot round, thick wall, sand rough, the water is smooth, because the teapot internal double pores, So that it has a good permeability, tea does not taste, can better save the aroma and taste of Pu’er tea. In addition, Pu’er tea simple introverted, such pot shape and Pu’er tea unique tea rhyme more consistent. Tea cup recommended the choice of porcelain or glass, you can view the soup color, and delicate and elegant. Cover bowl of tea should be used Jingdezhen porcelain produced to porcelain with slightly thin on the wall. Office of the brewing Pu’er tea, you can choose elegant cup, elegant cup is designed for drinking tea designed tea, glass filter cup, its advantage is simple and convenient brewing drink, and easy to control the concentration of tea, tea filter.

Tea knife is special tool to squeeze Pu’er tea (Tuocha, seven sub-cake tea, brick tea, melon tea, etc.), a tea knife is suggested to be equipped for those who usually make pressed type Pu’er tea, because the tight pressed tea is too tight to break,, with tea knife along the tea cake, tea tiles and other pressed tea texture slowly pry it into thin slices, both convenient tea brew soup, but also better to keep the tea Good form.

After the preparation of tea set, it comes to the selection of water. Since ancient times there are many records on the evaluation of tea selection, the Ming Dynasty Xu sub-“tea sparse”, said: “fine tea Yunxiang, made by water. , Can only complement each other. The ancients will be the water should be divided into days and ground water two categories, Tianshui also known as “no root water”, that is, rain, snow, frost, dew, hail, water limited spring water, river, river, lake, well water is good.

Tea water temperature plays an important role for the taste and fragrance of Pu’er tea. “Hot boiled spring”, the ancients determine the optimal water temperature when Songtao sound appears. Pu’er tea requires boiling water at 100 ℃. In order to make the flavor more alcohol is, it is necessary to first wash tea (also known as “washed cents Yan”), that is, the first washed down the boiling water to immediately pour out. After pouring the water can smell the aroma of its leaves, if the aroma is not enough alcohol, you can repeat the tea once. Pu’er tea formal brewing before the general need to warm tea can be 2 to 3 times, because the long-term storage of Pu’er tea inevitably fall on the dust, tea can not only go to its miscellaneous taste, clean tea, but also play warm tea, wake tea effect. But the speed of tea must be fast, so as not to affect the taste of tea.

The amount of tea can base on pot size and personal taste, if you love to drink tea can be appropriate to vote more. Two people with a small pot, generally 5 to 7 grams of tea, 150 ml of water is appropriate, the proportion of tea and water in 1 to 50 to 1 to 30.

The first brewing time in about 1 minute can be poured into the cup of tea, with the increase in the number of brewing, brewing time can be gradually extended, but the specific brewing time or to see the wisdom of the tea swing to grasp Of the Pu’er tea soup slow, need to bubble 2 to 3 bubble after the fragrance to see fragrant tea.

Pu’er tea than the general tea-resistant, generally can be continuous 10 to 20 times, until the soup is very light so far. Every time the water is poured in the appropriate time to pour out, and try to filter dry tea, the next time to drink and then add water, do not soak for a long time, so as not to affect the color of tea, aroma and taste. Temporarily do not drink, should filter dry tea, open the lid.

Skiils for making Pu’er Tea

The traditional dried green tea are mostly manually rubbed by farmers, its rubbing time is shorter than that of red tea, green tea and guanyin tea etc, and the rubbing degree is lighter than these teas too, so it takes longer for the tea flavor to release, which makes people feel that the tea flavor lasts for long.

How to brew a pot of nice Yunnan Pu’er tea? It is the accumulation of skills and experience. The ceremony, beauty and tradition of Pu’er tea will be fully displayed through correct brewing, so that drinkers cultivate sentiment, physical and mental pleasure, and maintain health.

Brewing Pu’er tea is also an art, it is rich in change, full of personality, full of creativity, rather than a static “stereotypes.” This article on the brewing Pu’er tea should pay attention to the “trick” to talk about their views and methods, and readers to communicate.

Familiar with the nature of tea.

Yunnan Pu’er tea is categorized into loose tea and tight tea, old tea and new tea, green tea and cooked tea. fermented tea with light fermentation, moderate fermentation, re-fermentation, tea are different. Each Pu’er tea has its own personality, only familiar with the taste of tea, and then through the skilled brewing in order to show the beauty of tea beauty. Tea determines the choice of tea, the amount of tea cast, the level of water temperature, brewing rhythm speed, and even choose what water There are many subtle relationships between tea and brewing methods. In terms of the brewing techniques of Yunnan Pu’er tea, the coarse tea is different from the fine tea, the cake is different from the cooked cake, the tea is different from the new tea, the light fermented tea is different from the heavier fermented tea, “bitter end” tea Emphasis on) different from the “sweet end” tea and so on. Therefore, a Pu’er tea to carry out the necessary test bubble, through the test bubble familiar with the tea, to determine the brewing essentials.

In practice, we always have this experience: some Pu’er tea need to soak for a long time before the taste, and some Pu’er tea can producct robust soup after short time brewing. This is due to the production methods and raw materials of Pu’er tea. Of course, there are also mechanical twist to produce sun green tea. This part of the tea brewing when the taste is relatively fast. In addition, the Yunnan Pu’er Pu’er tea pressed tea, in addition to a small amount of tender face tea, mostly intermediate tea-based material, and even some rough old leaves. These mature leaves and coarse old leaves play an important role in the formation of special styles of Pu’er tea. This part of the taste of tea is also relatively thin tea is relatively slow, not fast brewing. And then from the degree of fermentation on the taste of Pu’er tea taste leaching speed, light fermentation or fermentation of moderate Pu’er tea, the taste of the leaching rate is slower than the heavy fermentation or fermentation of excessive tea.
1. Place Pu’er tea into the filter cup, around 10g (cover the bottom of the cup, slightly higher).

2. Pour the boiled water into the filter cup, cover the tea leaves.

3. Take out the filter cup after a while, and pour out the first tea water

4. Pour in boiled water again, water should cover tea leaves

5. Open the cup lid, and remove the filter cup, slightly eliminate the tea soup, and place into the cup lid.

6. Ok, a cup of fragrant and robust Pu’er tea is finished.

7. Don’t forget about the tea leaves in filter cup, don’t throw it away, Pu’er tea is very durable for brewing, after first brewing, you can put the filter cup back into the cup, and pour in water again to make tea again.

Methods of making Pu’er Tea

To make tea, in general, it requires tea preparation, water preparation, and the tea is available for drink after adding boliled water. But it’s not easy to release the full color, fragrance, and favor of the tea. Different measures should be taken for makign different kind of teas.

Pu'er Tea
Pu’er Tea

一, Details of making Pu’er tea

1. set the amount of tea: pry the tea plate(or brick) on it’s layer, the amount can be depend on number of people or according to your taste. Generally, 3-5 g of tea matches 1-2 people, if there are a lot of people, it’s suggested to add 8-10g or even 15-20g of Pu’er tea.

2. Brewing equipment selection: a glass, cover bowl, ceramic pots and teapot and so on. Beginners preferred to use Glass or bowl to brew. Because of its hardness and visibility is better, can be objective and fair to show its tea,Watch the tea, see its good or bad. To reach a certain degree of players to enjoy Pu’er tea can be due to people and should choose Choose ceramic pots or purple sand pots and so on.

3. Pu’er tea brewing water and water temperature: water should in principle should use soft water, such as mineral water or pure water, Can also be used tap water (it is best to first precipitate to reduce the smell of bleaching powder); water temperature required is 100℃ boiling water.

二, Procedures of making Pu’er tea

1. Preparation: prepare the tea and equipment

2. warm the teapot and clean it, poor boiled water into the teapot, to warm and clean it.

3. Add tea: add tea into the teapot.

4. Moisturizing the tea, pour in boiled water again, and then quickly dump the water to activate the tea.

5. making tea: contol the brewing time accordingly.

6, Sub-tea: pot of tea into the fair cup, in order to keep the tea shades of uniform, and then were evenly divided into small cups, please share guests.

三, Experience

A guy who has been making Pu’er tea for years thinks: Muffle and cooking tea method is a better way to brew Pu Pu, they can maximize the tea to play Pu’er tea, can better show the thick, healthy, alcohol, and quality.

Brewing method: every time you pour out the tea are left (also known as the soup), or out of six left four, or five out five.

The reason why this method is chosen because the taste and charm of cooked Pu has a relative stability, leaving the root does not affect every

The taste of the bubble, but can leach its mellow.

Tea cooking method: tea tools or more pottery to cook alcohol, plus a purple tea system can be. Most of this method is encountered with a good cake cooked, soak to the tea has been light, but still abandon discarded, and then cook the continuation of its tea. Since it will drink tea, can drink tea is considered “Qing Fu”, then tea is really cherished.