Pu-erh tea, from the Yunnan province, is one of China's great mystery teas and is famous for its health benefits and low caffeine levels. It's said to be a general tonic for the digestion of fatty foods, relieves indigestion and lowers cholesterol and hypertension levels. Considered a very rare tea in the market, this tea from Yunnan is composed of two leaves and a bud.
The silvery green, twisted leaves open into a yellow-green leaf and produce a delicate, light green cup. The tea has a rich, refreshing, earthy flavor.
Brew tea at 195º - steep for 2-3 minutes for the 1st infusion. Steep for 4-6 minutes for 2nd infusion.
Brown Rice Salad with Green Tea
3 c water
5 tsp green tea
1 ½ cups brown rice
15 oz can black beans
½ cup corn kernels (frozen (thawed) or canned, drained)
¼ cup red onion, chopped
3 scallions, chopped
½ cup red pepper, chopped
½ cup broccoli, chopped
salt, to taste
Sesame-Ginger Garlic Dressing
Heat the water to 195º, remove from the stove, add the tea, cover and steep for 4 minutes. Strain out the leaves and pour brewed tea into a pot and return to the stove. Heat on medium heat until just before boiling, add the rice and simmer for 40 minutes until all the tea is absorbed into the rice. Chill.
In a medium bowl combine chilled tea rice with all vegetables. Season with salt and tea dressing. Chill.
||Favorite green tea
|This tea has a wonderful flavor & the health benefits make it a great choice for me.|
|- Barbara, IN|
|So glad to have found this tea through S & V. Its light but so refreshing, I can feel calmness coming over me just drinking this tea. Hope you continue to carry this forever!|
|- Tina B., NH|
|I love all the Pu-erh teas - especially Simpson & Vails. There is nothing like their quality of tea. I have become such a snob, I can barely drink any other brand of tea! It makes such a huge difference in flavor and everyone of Simpson & Vails teas are of the highest quality. Im so glad my friend turned me on to their store and teas. I feel blessed that I can easily go to their store and buy my tea!|
|- Jennifer Gleason, CT|
||One of my fave SV staples, and HTF too
|Thank goodness for loose green pu-erh from Simpson & Vail. I drink it most mornings, mixed with a bit of either Morgan Blend or Formosan Lapsang Souchong, with local raw honey & some lemon juice. Sure you can drink it plain, too! Its just something a little different.
Loose green pu-erh is pretty hard to find. Im really glad that SV carries it, and its always a pleasure to stop in and stock up -- or order from the website if Im pressed for time.|
|- Elizabeth Triano, NY|
||great cup of tea
|enjoy this tea in the morning and again in the afternoon. refreshing and calming.|
|A very smooth, refreshing tea. I enjoy it after dinner with my family and with late night snacks.|