Pu-erh tea with its distinctive, earthy taste and deep reddish color is known in China for its many health related properties. It aids in digestion and fat metabolism and is a great tea to include in a balanced weight loss plan. Many coffee drinkers enjoy Pu-erh's rich deep flavors. But Pu-erh is enjoyed by devoted tea drinkers most of all. Pu-erh is a constantly evolving and maturing tea that is best left in the open air as it will continue fermenting with each year. Pu-erh is best brewed gongfu style and paired with an Yixing (purple clay) tea pot.