White Pu-erh Mandarin Orange

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From New Mexico Tea Company

And now for the latest development in white pu-erh – Xantou Mandarin White Pu-erh. Besides the obvious fact that the tea is packed in an orange, the care of craftsmanship used to get it in there cannot be underestimated. From the careful plucking of centuries old tea bushes, to the rolling on wide wicker baskets to the natural wood fires used to flash heat the mandarin orange peel, everything is done entirely by hand. Firing the orange peel serves to kill any microorganisms that may be present. The cup it produces is outstanding. A light yellow liquor resembling chamomile tea leads to a medium body with a gentle astringent assertiveness, sweet notes of citrus, honey and vanilla and a surprisingly clean finish. One of the China’s most interesting and uniquely rare teas! (An excellent pu-erh for the first time drinker!) Make some news in your shop today.

Ingredients: White pu-erh, natural dried mandarin orange peel
Origin: Fujian Province, China
1 teaspoon per 8 ounces 190°F pure water; brew 4 minutes.
Traditional Chinese brewing method:
Break off enough tea for one cup, (about one gram) • 1st brew 30 seconds • 2nd brew 40 seconds • 3rd brew 40 seconds • 4th brew 60 seconds • 5th brew 90 seconds • 6th 120 seconds. With each subsequent brewing, note how the character of this wonderful green pu-erh subtly shifts in terms of strength and flavor.

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White pu’er stuffed in an orange? Sign me up!

This thing is a mess! After unwrapping it, the skin of the orange was thin and brittle, flaking all over the place. You are supposed to steep the tea without the peel, but that is a tricky when the thing is falling apart!

Taste? White tea, floral with some orange notes. The flavor became very crisp and delicate at the end.

Full review and pictures of the experience on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/white-puerh-mandarin-orange-from-new-mexico-tea-co-tea-review-and-experience/

At the end, I was wondering what else they can stuff pu’er in to..

Anyone wanna split an order of melon pu’er? Need like 60 of us, lol! http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Melon-Tuocha-Pu-erh-Tea/dp/B0002H8OUE

185 °F / 85 °C

wow that’s both huge and beautiful lol

Oolong Owl

17 pounds of tea, I probably couldn’t finish that in my lifetime.

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Another Sipdown!
I kept this from the Here’s Hoping TTB awhile back, & this evening I figured it was time to give it a try. I’d been curious about these mandarin puerhs for awhile.
Honestly, it was ok but nothing to get excited about. But still interesting to sample. I’ll try almost anything once!

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