Blood Orange Pu'erh (organic)

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Fruit Pu-erh Blend
Hibiscus, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Oil, Licorice Root, Orange Oil
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Edit tea info Last updated by J. Sterling Smith
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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Thank you TeaFairy for this lovely sample I do love Pu’erh’s no matter how it’s spelled! TeaFairy put a note on this tea package (cause you are such a pu’erh Diva!) which I think is far from the...” Read full tasting note
  • “I tried this iced today. Odd, it’s better that way!! but… I dislike drinking cold things. Hmmm what do do with the last of my sample!! I guess I’ll wait for a really hot day to come along…...” Read full tasting note
  • “Too much hibiscus. Not enough orange. Weird licorice aftertase. Pu-erh fail! (148) I might need to steep more H&S to make up for this one. At least I still have half a cup of Bilbo Brew in my...” Read full tasting note
  • “this is a fine puerh. i like puerhs a lot. they are dark and brooding. they have an undercurrent and a pull to them. they have gravity. personally, i do not want to cheer a puerh tea up with...” Read full tasting note


Citrus country

Most people associate oranges with Florida, but they were actually first cultivated in China thousands of years ago. So it should come as no surprise that orange is the perfect complement to pu’erh, China’s King of Tea. Taste it for yourself in this deep crimson tea, a delicious balance of tart hibiscus, juicy citrus and earthy pu’erh, with the lingering sweetness of licorice root. Orange you glad we didn’t add banana? (MK Kosher)

Ingredients: Organic: Fair Trade Certified pu’erh tea, Fair Trade Certified hibiscus, lemon myrtle, licorice root, orange oil, lemon oil, grapefruit oil.

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51 Tasting Notes

165 tasting notes

This tea has been recommended to me a countless number of times but I have always been hesitant to try it due to my previous experiences with Pu’erh teas. I have found most of them to be really oily, some so bad it even creates a nasty coating over the roof of your mouth and tongue. Many are also quite fishy and as a vegan, that taste is highly unpleasant! I finally worked up the courage and had this one iced today. This, like the other pu’erhs I have had does have a very strong and distinct flavour. I can now see why it was paired with the strong flavour of orange. If it were to be paired with any milder flavours, I am not exactly sure if they would even come through because the pu’erh is so strong! Compared to the other pu’erhs I have tried ( for example aloha pu’erh and berry good) this one is not nearly as oily! This was actually the first pu’erh I was able to finish an entire cup of! My mom had this warm and I had it iced. To compare the two, we both found that the warm tea was alot more citrusy, both in the smell and the taste. The iced tea, while still having a significant amount of citrus, mostly showcased the tea itself. As many of you know, I have not overly developed the taste for pu’erhs as of yet but I would probably drink this again and would actually like to try it warm as well. I can’t say I would crave this (like I do for some of the other ones) but I now feel more open to trying more pu’erh teas. I also can’t see myself buying any of this to steep at home but it is certainly something I would recommend to friends and family members who enjoy this type of tea.

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24 tasting notes

Oh yum! It’s not to rare to see a tea paired with orange, but this is lovely c: A much deeper orange flavour, the kind that really fills your mouth. The tart hibiscus and sweet licorice is what hits the tongue first and then that deep orange taste takes over. The pu’erh gives it depth. And all those added oil extracts make this super citrusy. It all really compliments each other quite nicely. I really don’t want to add anything to this tea (no milk, sugar, agave, etc). It’s fine the way it is…which is rare for me as I always want to make everything into a latte or sugar it up.

The name couldn’t be more appropriate either. I love watching how much it bleeds through the basket in my clear glass mug c: So much colour!

There’s a lot more fruity orange going on here than DT’s chocolate orange pu’erh tea which I appreciate. I didn’t want the same tea minus an ingredient.

Really works for a second or third steeping too – super awesome thing I discovered about pu’erhs now that I’m more into them.

Overall, it’s a like! It’s hard to go wrong with a orange blend tea c:

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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3217 tasting notes

Well, figured I’d try the one new tea I did manage to pick up today!

The dry tea mostly just smells like fresh orange. Not quite the zest, but about halfway there from the juice. Not detecting the pu’erh, but I have so little experience in it that I wouldn’t expect to unless it was quite obvious.

At four minutes of steeping, this one’s a very dark, opaque, reddish brown – but it started off as a murky green reminiscent of Swampwater (pretty much immediately after I put in the tea ball). Wasn’t expecting that, but glad it settled into a more normal colour.

The smell of the steeped liquor is definitely orangey, and before I tried the tea I was worried that it would taste something like Tazo’s Wild Sweet Orange, which is WAY too tart for me!

Taste-wise I think I’m getting a bit of the pu’erh in that I am reminded of Oh Christmas Treat, although I can’t really place what sort of flavour it is that I’m getting. The orange is not nearly as bright as it was in the smell of the dry tea or liquor, and there is just the barest hint of licorice sweetening the end of the sip. So for licorice haters, its inclusion probably won’t be a big problem.

Overall, not my cup of tea as the orange flavour isn’t pronounced enough and I’m not experienced enough with pu’erhs yet to appreciate them.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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4 tasting notes

Another tea out of the tiny tea pack. I’ve wanted to try Pu’erh for a while. Accidentally steeped this one for too long (about 8 mins because I was doing something else while brewing it. First impressions are good. It has a rich kind of flavor I can’t really describe underneath the tasty orange. Overall I’m impressed.

Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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286 tasting notes

Pu’erh teas don’t really do it for me, but I also don’t dislike them. I’m quite indifferent, I think. I’ll drink it, especially when it is citrus-y and flavorful like this one. I love how the citrus works with the earthiness of the tea, probably from the licorice root? I don’t know. It’s a very nice blend.

The second steep is considerably better than the first, as well. Much tastier.

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79 tasting notes

Orange you glad you bought this tea?

Wow I was at the mall already doing stuff, I had no plans of going in to Davids as I had already done my tea shopping, I was running ahead of schedule so I decided a nice cup of tea would be an awesome treat. As usual I was smelling a bunch of the tea’s killing some time when this guy caught my eye, and nose!

Dry the leaves are small and black, quite similar looking to most black tea leaves. It has an amazing citrus smell, heavy on the orange smell with some slight lemon notes in the mix. While steeping the tea has a definite orange smell that is just utterly delicious smelling, even more so then when the tea is dry.

The final brew of this tea is very dark, even darker then some of my black teas; however when you hold it up to a strong enough light you can see it is actually a very dark red color. It has an amazing orange/citrus taste to it, there is licorice root that may contribute to the citrus taste but it certainly doesn’t give the tea a licorice taste. Overall I am in love with this tea, its horribly addictive and tasty it has certainly won a lifetime spot in my cupboard.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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871 tasting notes

This is a loose leaf tea.

Appearance of dry tea: particle of tea, lemon myrtle visible.
Smell of dry tea: tart citrus smell, moreso grapefruit than blood orange. Makes me only think slightly of a blood orange when I smell it.
Appearance of liquor: dark purple, opaque.
Taste of liquor: heavy, thick liquid. A tangy citrus taste. There is a sharp aftertaste that lingers. Does not taste like, nor remind of blood oranges at all.

Overall, although not bad, I was disappointed in the flavour of this tea, I will most likely not purchase this tea again.

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162 tasting notes

It’s OK. I might buy it again, I might not. Definitely not my favourite, but not the worst in the drawer, either.
I don’t know why (I’m not very well-versed in pu’erh teas), but this tea had a very distinct “old fish” smell. Doesn’t taste that way, but the smell is a bit off-putting.

There was a nice orange taste to it, but not nearly as tart as what a lot of others reviewers were saying. At least, not that I noticed. Nothing like KANPE, even though this also had a lot of hibiscus. It wasn’t the orange that I was expecting or that I was looking for; I’m still trying to find a caffeinated replacement for the “wild sweet orange” tea from Starbuck’s (or whatever it was called). I was hoping this would be it based on the smell, but not so.

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4 tasting notes

Definetly in love with this citrus tea! You can taste the hibiscus quite a bit in the first cup, but if you steep it a second time, the pu’erh and licorice is a lot more present. I’m a sucker for anything hibiscus, and mixed with the delicious earthy taste of the pu’erh, this tea is absolutely one of my favourites! Finally a pu’erh that I can drink anytime, anywhere. Iced or hot this tea is amazing.

180 °F / 82 °C

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5 tasting notes

This is a tea I tried in store iced, and made again iced when I got home. I do find it a little tart to I added one sweetener and poured it over ice. I really enjoy the flavor and the aroma it has, it reminds me of summer and eating blood oranges. I didn’t steep for the whole 4 minutes, probably closer to three and I found that helps with the tartness. Overall I really enjoy this as an iced tea! Yay for the start of spring!

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