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Tangerine Pu-Erh - Loose Leaf In Peel

Aged Chinese Tea

This delicately crafted Pu erh tea from Yunnan, China imparts a wonderfully rich and earthy flavour with fragrant and citrussy notes of tangerine.

From: Yunnan Province, China

TANGERINE
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8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

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The origins of our Tangerine Pu erh Loose Leaf in Peel


This very special Pu erh tea has an exceptionally smooth and earthy flavour. To make this rare artisan Pu erh, a small circle is carefully carved in the roof of a tangerine fruit. The meat is then removed, leaving only the peel behind.

Loose leaf Pu erh tea from the Yunnan province of China, is delicately placed into the whole tangerine peel and closed using the small circle of peel that was previously removed. The tea-filled tangerine peel is then left to age and mature over time. This allows the natural citrus oils to infuse into the Pu erh tea, leaving a wonderfully rich and earthy flavour with fragrant and citrussy notes of tangerine.

The Pu erh tea is aged for three years before it is pressed into the tangerine casing. It is then left to age for a further year.

Dried tangerine peel is known in Chinese as 'Chenpi' and is traditionally used to add flavour in Chinese cooking. To enhance the tangerine flavour of your brew, break off a piece of the tangerine peel and add it to your Gaiwan or teapot before brewing. This tea is a great choice for seasoned tea-lovers and tea connoisseurs.

Pu erh tea belongs to the Dark Tea category of post-fermented and aged teas. All Pu erh tea is made in the Yunnan Province of China and gets its name from the City of Pu'er. Throughout history, the Chinese have believed that Pu erh tea aids digestion and has weight-loss benefits.

Ingredients


Compressed, Aged Chinese Fermented Tea in Tangerine Peel

Tasting notes


This tea offers an zesty and musky aroma and deep orange infusion. A balanced cup with citrus tang and earthy notes and cacao and spicy mouthfeel.

Region


Yunnan is a province in the Southwest of China, bordering Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam to the South, and Tibet to the North. The relief is mostly mountainous, with high mountain ranges branching out of Tibet and running all the way to the South East of the province, with elevations between 5,500 meters in the North of the province to 1,500 meters above sea level in the South. North East Yunnan is mostly snow-capped peaks and high plateaus, with powerful rivers running down the slopes; the valleys of the south are more open, with fertile plains and irrigated fields.

Learn more about the Yunnan Region, China

The climate is similarly contrasting: the highest peaks experience a Tundra climate (ET), with freezing temperatures for most of the year and a least one month above 0°C – but below 10°C – leading to snow melting. Below is a Temperate Oceanic (Cfb) climate, with mild winters and summers with highs of 26°C, and precipitation across all seasons but particularly during the summer months, which are also cloudy.

The valleys at the southernmost part of the province experience a humid subtropical climate (Cfa), with high precipitation from May to October, and temperature ranging from 11°C to 35°C. With such varied climates and relief, it is no surprise that the region is famous for its biodiversity. Of the 30,000 species of plants found in China, more than half are in Yunnan! Over half of the province is covered in forest, with pines and conifers on the lower plateau, bursts of colourful azalea and rhododendron on the higher hills and fir, bamboo and juniper on the higher peaks. Similarly, the province is home to a dizzying array of animals, with hundreds of species of mammals, fish, reptiles and birds.

The tropical forests of the South harbour monkeys, bears, elephants and porcupines. Only a small portion of the land is arable, but the variety of climate means many crops can be cultivated. Rice is the main summer crop, along with corn, sweet potato, sugarcane and, of course, tea, which is mostly grown on the southern, tropical part of the province, all the way to the Myanmar and Laos borders.

How to brew

3g - 4g

3g - 4g

100°C

100°C

200ml

200ml

2 - 3mins

2 - 3mins

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