Review of Cholesterid (Yunnan Tuocha)

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This is the first pu-erh tea I've had. I do not have high cholesterol but this was the least expensive pu-erh tea on the shelf and I wanted to try pu-erh so home it came.

Overall happy with the mild taste and that it has some health benefits. The next time I may try another brand to see how it compares but this one is fine and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting pu-erh tea.

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on September 17th, 2015

Before you draw many conclusions about Pu-erh, I'd encourage you to get your hands on some actual compressed Pu-erh (loose-leaf tea compressed into cakes, the traditional way the tea is made and distributed). You can break these apart with a knife, and brew them as you would loose-leaf tea.

It's like, worlds apart from the stuff you find in tea bags, although I have also found a modest difference in the quality of different Pu-erh tea bag brands. My favorite Pu-erh in a tea bag was from the brand My Zen Tea. But when you start trying the real stuff, it's exquisite, and it's much cheaper per cup.

If you want to get into Pu-erh, one of the best places to buy it is from Yunnan Sourcing. They have a separate website for the US (shipping domestically) and a main website that has a bigger selection and ships direct from China. They sell both raw and ripened pu-erh, and it's incredibly cheap and you can get very high-quality stuff.

It can take more effort and energy to get into it, and can be a bit intimidating, but the difference in both price and quality is huge. A good "stepping stone" is to order mini tuo-cha (individually wrapped, single-serving compressed pu-erh tuo cha), but to get the best price and quality, you'll need to buy full cakes and break them's sooo worth it though.

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