1 piece including wrapper weights on average 10 gram. One jar contains about 25 pieces.
A ripe pu erh tea blended from leaves of different regions in Yunnan to perfectly balance out the flavour of fresh baby oranges/tangerines. Each small mandarin/clementine is carefully dried and stuffed with pu erh. Afterwards, they’re individually packed and stored in a stitched basket. This premium packaging makes it a perfect tea gift for special occasions.
The mandarins used are from Xinhui (Guangdong Province), a well known region specialised in the production of these baby oranges. According to the grower, Xinhui has a history of producing dried oranges for thousands of years. Initially these oranges are used in Traditional Chinese Medicinal for their healthy nutritions. It’s especially effective against sore throat, stomach issues and it aids digestion.
In the recent years, they’re also popular to drink together with ripe pu erh. These oranges are called ‘Xiao Qing Gan’ (small green orange), ‘Gan Pu’ (dried orange peel pu erh), or ‘Chenpi Puer’ (Aged orange peel pu erh) in China.
Chenpi pu erhs are generally expensive due to the high labor cost for production and individual packing. The baby green oranges are more expensive than the ripe pu erh itself. Therefore, we’ve teamed up with a Xinhui farmer to source these oranges from the origin, while providing the ripe pu erh for stuffing in a small pu erh workshop nearby.
Unlike conventional pu erh, this tea requires a longer steeping of 4 minutes in a gaiwan or 6 minutes in a mug or large teapot. While, the orange peel release flavor quickly, it takes more time for the water to penetrate the tea inside the fruit. Yet, it's gonna be worth the wait, as the orange flavor wonderfully balances the earthy taste of pu erh.
|Steeping time||4 min|
|Steeping temperature||100 °C - 212 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||1 pc|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||n/a|
|Tea Caffeine Content||low|
|Tea Region||Menghai & Xinhui|
|Tea in Chinese||小青柑|