A different way of taking pu-erh
Did you know that red tea is also sold in powder form? It has its advantages and maintains the properties. In addition, it can be prepared on the spot, but you have to be careful when choosing it. Read this note and know more about it.
If you are a tea lover, you should know that you can find it in several presentations, the most popular are in bags or strands. But there is one more way to use it, and although it is not widespread, it is quite practical: red tea (or Pu Erh / Pu’er) powder. Among its properties you can find that it is a great antioxidant and it is also beneficial for the upiel. But that’s not the only thing red tea powder has to offer. Learn a little more about him below.
Some characteristics of red tea powder
It is important to clarify before starting with the benefits of this tea that many of the products sold under the name red tea powder or similar are a mixture of fructose, maltodextrin, other aggregates and only 2 to 5% tea.
Avoid these unnatural mix, if you want to take advantage of the benefits of red tea it is important that you choose quality products, with more than 70% tea and natural sweeteners, preferably 100% organic.
The properties, benefits and advantages of pu-erh powder
Its flavor is unique. Its fragrance is strong, but very pleasant, at the same time its flavor is soft and delicious. Its color once prepared is between brown and red, at the same time clear and bright. You can sweeten it with stevia or the sugar you prefer, but the ideal is to take it only to enjoy it to the fullest.
It contains polyphenols. Thanks to these it has an exceptional antioxidant capacity. So it never hurts to incorporate it into your day to day. It helps to cleanse your body of toxins and free radicals, but at the same time prevents them from entering your body, they also help to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
It helps you lose weight. Its content of catechins make it the ideal tea (as well as green) to lose weight and make cleansing diets. Its polyphenols also helps activate metabolism, being a useful tea both during the diet and when finishing it.
It is digestive. Nothing better than a red tea powder after lunch, which is a custom in China is recommended to incorporate it into your day to day. It helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause diarrhea and also has astringent properties, which help to avoid digestive problems.
It is good for the skin. You can take advantage of its benefits both with your internal and external consumption. Wash your face with warm red tea and you will notice amazing changes if you are constant. This is thanks to its zinc content, good for treating acne. Red tea also delays aging symptoms such as wrinkles and blemishes, also calms skin irritations.
It’s instantaneous. It is not that preparing tea is a very demanding job, but preparing it correctly may take a few minutes, especially since it is essential to let it stand for about 5 minutes to take its recommended flavor. However, preparing powdered tea is very quick and ideal for when you are in a hurry.
How to prepare red tea powder
Heat the water to about 80 ° C, as with tea in strands or bags, it should never boil, to preserve the taste and properties.
Sprinkle a teaspoon of tea in the water.
Beat quickly, almost as you do with coffee. If you are doing it well it will form a slight foam.
Ready, you can have your tea powder.
Tricks to keep in mind
If you want to avoid lumps you can use a sieve to sift it, as you do with flour when you cook.
If you do not like the mousse that is generated by beating the tea you can eliminate it by tapping the foam.
The amount of tea is estimated and goes completely to taste, if you want it softer you can use less, and if you want it stronger, more. You can also add water after beating it to modify it to your preference.
Other varieties of powdered tea that you can try
Of course, red tea is not the only one that comes in powder form. Among the varieties that come in this format, you can take into account our considerations about them, briefly analyzing some of their virtues.
South African Rooibos powder. Red tea is not the only one you can find in powder, the roobios also comes in this presentation. Do not hesitate to give it a try, its flavor and color remain intact. And it can be used at any time, knowing that it does not contain caffeine as a tea.
Japanese matcha green tea This variety that enjoys great popularity in Japan, but that is already widespread throughout the rest of the world. Its manufacturing and benefits, are more than interesting because it can be used instantaneously, incorporating smoothies, desserts and meals of all kinds.
Black tea powdered. Of course, black tea also comes in powder form and, at this point, it is quite similar to red tea. It can be great to prepare a good jug of summer ice tea, for example.