Living Tea - Chantilly Loam
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Chantilly Loam ~ Shou Puerh Blend Early 2000's
Chantilly Loam tastes like warm sweet milk, jujube dates, and cream. It’s comfortable, thick, delicious, and grounding. The truth is that we don’t know a ton about this tea. It’s a blend of old-growth leaves from Southern Yunnan from the early 2000’s. Like so many aged, blended, loose-leaf Puerhs, it’s hard to confirm the exact vintage and location of origin. It comes from a trusted source who had some extra in his private collection. We especially love it for its patience: the tea brews for many steepings and helps you drop into your body. It’s the perfect tea for a chilly Autumn day as aged Puerh tends to warm the body, and for longer, “spacious” tea sessions when you need to let go of heaviness.
Today, chemistry and biology illuminate some of the many physical benefits of tea, especially fermented Puerh tea:
High concentration of antioxidants and vitamin C, booting immunity and decreasing inflammation
High levels of polyphenols, cleansing the body free radicals and increasing bone mass
Promoting healthy gut flora, aiding digesting
Regulating cholesterol and blood sugar
Gently increasing focus and energy, without jitters and crashes
Benefits of Puerh Tea
Stress relief: Puerh tea contains the phyto-chemicals GABA and theanine, which have been attributed to lower stress levels. These phyto-chemicals increase the production of melatonin, which can aid in better sleep and a calmer demeanor throughout the day.
Calm Energy: Thanks to the caffeine in Puerh tea, drinking a cup a day can help to increase your energy levels and focus. Every 8-ounce cup of Puerh contains about 60 to 70 milligrams of caffeine, and the naturally-occurring polyphenols in tea slow the release of caffeine in the body. (Read: No 2pm crash.) Compared to the 105 milligrams in a standard cup of coffee, this makes Puerh a good choice for people who find themselves too jittery after just one cup of coffee.
Increased Immunity: Puerh tea is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and disease-fighting catechins. Since Puerh is fermented, it has higher concentrations of these antioxidants than non-fermented teas, supporting your body's ability to maintain high levels of immunity and overall well-being.
Reduced Inflammation: Puerh contains high levels of polyphenols (flavonoids, catechins and theaflavin), which are not only known for their antioxidant activity, but their anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Healthy Gut Microbiome: Because Puerh is fermented, it contains probiotics that when consumed regularly, contribute to a balanced and robust gastrointestinal (GI) system. By regularly drinking Puerh tea, you can help maintain healthy flora throughout your digestive system.
How To UseInvitations for Use
Living Teas can be steeped many times. Enjoy small cups of tea, re-steeping the same leaves, rather than making a large pot or mug all at once.
· 4-6 grams of tea (approx. 1 teaspoon)
· 210°F water (near boiling)
· 4-5 seconds first steeping, then lengthening a few seconds with each brew
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