An ancient type of tea dating back more than 2000 years, true pu-erh can only be created in Yunnan Province in China from sundried green tea leaves. There are two types of pu-erh—the raw/green varietal, and the aged/dark varietal. Raw pu-erh leaves are left to age naturally, while the aged/dark version undergo a much more controlled aging process that takes between 85-120 days. The leaves can be presented in their loose form, or packed into pu-erh cakes or bricks which can be broken apart to brew. Bold, smooth like caramel, and teeming with depth, pu-erh has been known as the “slimming tea” due to its ability to help in digestion and keep the body cleansed.