Ripe Pu-erh in Tangerine
Ripe Tangerine Pu-erh leaves are packed into a whole tangerine creating a tangy, sweet tasting tea. Chinese tea artisans shape and press tea into many interesting forms and fruits seeking new tastes and ways to present the leaf. In this case, the wet leaves are stuffed into the Tangerine, then allowed to dry for about a week in the sun enriching the taste of the leaves. Each Tangerine is approximately 30 grams.
Why we selected this tea. The flavor of this tea is unmistakable. The ripe tea has been aged 4 years prior to stuffing into the fruit which gives the base tea a bit more character. The taste is so tangy!
Taste profile. The smell and taste of this tea is very citrusy. It is refreshing and has plenty of lingering flavor. If you want to heighten the citrus flavors, break some of the dried Tangerine rind and brew it with the tea.
Brewing suggestions. Use water at boiling temperature. A teaspoon of leaf should be plenty for 8-12 ounces of water. Steep for 2-3 minutes. It will offer multiple steeps.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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Wild tangerines are stuffed with ripe Gong Ting Pu-erh leaves and dried in the sun.
A rich, citrusy taste!