Young Raw (Green) Pu-erh Deserves More Recognition
Unlike the old days, many young raw Pu-erhs manufactured today are made of premium leaves and from a single mountain. When brewed with lower temperature water and short brewing time, they are light, brisk, fresh and have very comfortable "Qi." Although young Pu-erh generally has more caffaine as compared to aged Pu-erh, it gives a good "pick-me-up" during the day. Young raw Pu-erh has features similar to green tea, except it is more flavorful, can last multiple brewing and richer in nutrients as they are made with the broad leave species. The old belief that "newly made raw Pu-erh tea is undrinkable" is only a fallacy.