Pu-Erh is a true specialty tea, the exception to the rule in that it gets better with age. Pu-Erh is currently one of the most talked about and sought after teas in China and abroad. It has always been considered a "tribute" or gift tea. Premium tea leaves are partially dried then buried / fermented according to the ancient and still secret tradition, to make this highly distinctive tea with rich earthy tastes and aromas which are hard to describe. The Chinese have always considered it the supreme Black Tea for healing properties related to digestion, the blood and liver.
Studies in the West have shown that it, in fact, reduces cholesterol.