Welcome back to Fitness February at Rosevear Tea!
Each week this month, we are sharing our favourite healthy teas which are the perfect complement to your fitness and healthy eating regime.
If you’re looking for the ultimate healthy tea, ‘Walk in the Forest‘ is the one for you.
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, Pu’erh tea (pronounced ‘Poo-err’) comes from the province of Yunnan in China, the birthplace of tea.
This fermented and aged tea has no bitterness nor astringency.
The tea leaves go through a natural fermentation process before the tea is gently dried.
‘Walk in the Forest’ creates a deep and rich cup of tea that is extraordinarily smooth, mellow and deeply refreshing.
What makes Walk in the Forest so special?
‘Walk in the Forest’ can be used as a cardiovascular tonic.
This tea contains trace amounts of lovastatin, a medicine used to lower cholesterol levels. It helps reduce overall cholesterol levels and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, aka the ‘bad’ cholesterol in your body.
Interestingly, because it reduces blood lipid levels ‘Walk in the Forest’ is known for suppressing weight gain.
This Pu’erh tea has a soft earthy flavour with woody and mossy aromas, like those you would experience walking in a forest!
It evokes a warm hay filled barn and offers a faint dark chocolate texture and it is so mellow…. We find that ‘Walk in the Forest’ is the perfect tea to drink with a hearty Scottish breakfast.
‘Walk in the Forest’ is best prepared with water heated to 95°C.
We recommend ‘washing the leaves’ first by steeping the leaves for 20-30 seconds, discarding the liquid and reinfusing the leaves for 4 minutes.
The leaves can then be reused up to 5 times.
All the teas and herbal infusions featured in this month’s posts are available in store and online and not only taste delicious but work wonders for health.
In case you missed it, last week’s post about Honeybush Organic can be found here.