Xinhui Green Mandarin Orange Ripened Pu-erh Tea

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Mandarin Orange, Pu Erh Tea Leaves
Flavors
Cedar, Dirt, Musty, Citrus, Earth, Floral, Mineral, Orange Blossom, Orange, Orange Zest
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Caffeine
Low
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Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 10 g 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “Many thanks to Kawaii433 for providing one of these cuties to try. Today was a rough day. My housemate and I had to take our mechanic friend’s old woofer Cricket to the vet. She had been living...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Never has a tea been cuter and disappointed me more. The Pu-erh is tucked down into the mandarin, just as advertised, and I was very pleased when I opened it. Then I smelled it…no hint of orange...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Holiday Tea-son! While not technically a holiday tea, tangerines/mandarins make me think of the holiday season (I’m eating one for breakfast right now!) so I figured I would finally try one of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Happy New Year :D I’m trying this again and this time I didn’t break it wide open, which was a mistake last time I tried it. While it’s not a strong orange flavor (compared to their tangerine one)...” Read full tasting note
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Origin:
Orange - Xinhui, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, China
Tea - Jinggu, Pu-erh City, Yunnan Province, China

Plucking Standard: One bud with one leaf and one bud with two leaves

Dry Leaf: Each piece is roughly 15 grams with greenish brown peel. The opening at the top is easy to remove the fruit flesh and the little hole at the bottom is convenient for drying, transforming and brewing.

Aroma: Refreshing fragrance of Mandarin Orange, aged flavor of ripened pu-erh tea and a little herbal fragrance.

Liquor: Bright red and heavy

Taste: Thick tea liquid with fruit flavor, Soft and smooth with cool afterwards and comfortable throat.

Tea Bush: Yunnan Large-leaf Tree

Tea Garden: Jiu Tai Po Tea Garden

Blended with mellow and thick ripened Pu-erh tea and natural fresh mandarin orange, this tea is a very unique Pu-erh tea drink.

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Many thanks to Kawaii433 for providing one of these cuties to try.

Today was a rough day. My housemate and I had to take our mechanic friend’s old woofer Cricket to the vet. She had been living in the house for a few months rather than in our friend’s RV out front to keep her comfortable as she succumbed to heart and liver failure, so Cricket and I got to know each other pretty well. No more suffering. <3

I needed something comforting and easy after sending off Cricket. This worked. I poked some holes in the orange with my electronics screwdriver that doubles as a puerh pick. Despite that it still floated in the cup. That’s ok, it brewed well and most of the tea stayed in the orange. The shou puerh inside was clean with a lightly sweet, dark cedar wood note. The green orange flavor was smooth, nowhere near as sharp as I was expecting. Light to medium body and very lightly oily. Light generic shou and tangerine aroma. Overall pretty good, I just would like the shou flavor to be more pronounced. The flavor imparted by the orange was perfect. Daily drinker. Three steeps western untimed beyond the first.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Sorry to hear that, derk. These things are so hard. Hope the tea provided a bit of comfort. Hugs to you.

Kawaii433

Oh Derk :( … Big hugs.

mrmopar

Cricket is in a better place and you make his last days easier.

tea-sipper

I’m sorry for the loss of buddy Cricket.

Martin Bednář

Sorry for hearing that, but at least you had nice tea

derk

Thanks, y’all <3 One of the cats has been sleeping on Cricket’s bed for the past two days. He knows.

tea-sipper

Oh so sweet but sad. Even the cats lost their buddy.

Mastress Alita

My mom’s cat did that shortly after she lost her other cat, sleeping in her frequent spots. Even animals have to go through “the process.” The comforting thing is we can at least make the end comfortable for our furry loved ones so their suffering doesn’t have to be prolonged. I wrote a short story about that (using illustrations from The Sims 3) once. So sorry to hear about your loss, but also glad the ol’ pupper is no longer suffering. * hugs *

ashmanra

Oh no! I am so sorry about Cricket. Hugs to you.

derk

Thanks, ladies <3

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Never has a tea been cuter and disappointed me more.

The Pu-erh is tucked down into the mandarin, just as advertised, and I was very pleased when I opened it. Then I smelled it…no hint of orange and it smelled very odd.

I had some friends over at the time and we all kept sniffing, trying to figure out what it reminded us of. Finally, someone hit on it: dirty hamster bedding. Kind of a cedar/must/mulch smell.

Well, I thought maybe it would taste better than it smelled, so I went ahead and brewed it.

Nope.

Re-brewed, just in case it got better.

Nope.

I suppose it’s a matter of taste, but stewed cedar is not a flavor I care for.

Flavors: Cedar, Dirt, Musty

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Holiday Tea-son! While not technically a holiday tea, tangerines/mandarins make me think of the holiday season (I’m eating one for breakfast right now!) so I figured I would finally try one of these little stuffed pu-erhs that I’ve been curious about for a while now. Plus I can just throw water on it throughout the remainder of the day when I need another tea fix, since I always seem to give out on steeps before pu-erh does. Handy! I got this from tea-sipper’s cupboard sale last January, so thank you tea-sipper!

I’ll admit I felt weird about leaving the tea in the shell, even though I know you are supposed to do that… I couldn’t even get “cracks” into the shell like the recommendations on TeaVivre’s site suggested because it was so hard, so I couldn’t imagine that the expansion of the leaves would be enough to break it; how would the pu-erh be able to fully expand and flavor the water then? So I removed the pu-erh, then just dropped the empty shell into the infuser with it. If I’ve created the biggest faux pas ever, feel free to let me know.

The steeped cup is a coffee-like darkness, and smells very earthy, but has a light, citrus-like perfume wafting from the cup. Previously my only experience with orange-flavored pu-erh was an artificially-flavored monstrocity from Adagio that had a very metallic bite to it… it was a decidedly very bad tea. The pu-erh base in this is very smooth, with a strong earthy flavor, and some slight minerality that is left on the tongue at the end of the sip. This tea has a very natural flavor; I’m so used to how strong orange flavorings are in flavored blends that this is actually quite subtle tasting in comparison. It’s an underripe sort of citrus flavor… I realize I’ve never had a “green” mandarin, but it actually has a very “green” sort of taste. There is a sort of light, delicate, and somewhat floral sweet taste to it, a bit like orange blossoms, rather than the more citric/tart/tangy taste I’m used to from citrus fruits. As the owner of the Hibiscus Rescue Habitat, we all know how I like those tart/tangy flavors, which is sort of what I was expecting… but even though the flavor has sort of dashed my expectations, I also really like sweet floral notes, so I’m still enjoying this. Would I have enjoyed a citric tartness more? Yes, but for what this is, it’s nice, and I’ll enjoy sipping on it this morning.

Flavors: Citrus, Earth, Floral, Mineral, Orange Blossom

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 10 g 12 OZ / 350 ML
Kawaii433

hehehehe I felt weird leaving it in too. I broke it up, and not a very good result. I wish it had more citric tartness too. Big time. The tangerine one did though. :D

Mastress Alita

Oh, I am curious to try one of those! I have one I was actually given from the nice barista at a tea shop in Boise that is tangerine, and it comes from Yunnan Sourcing… I’ll have to try it!

Kawaii433

I have YS tangerine on its way too (yay). I will compare it to TeaVivre because their tangerine is really good. At least to me. Tastes just like a tangerine :D.

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Happy New Year :D

I’m trying this again and this time I didn’t break it wide open, which was a mistake last time I tried it. While it’s not a strong orange flavor (compared to their tangerine one) and the pu erh is really mild too… I like it much better this time. I’m drinking it grandpa style, after rinsing it, I have it floating in a big mug. I didn’t make holes in it as their video suggests. Maybe next time. I have quite few of them to experiment with.

Flavors: Citrus, Earth, Orange, Orange Zest

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 480 ML
Mastress Alita

I don’t know, I tried cracking a hole in the shell and found it impossible.

Kawaii433

hehe That’s how I ended up busting it wide open the first time. I haven’t tried with something really sharp though.

Nattie

Happy New Year! (:

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I won this in Teavivre’s awesome giveaway… you win something every time you spin the wheel. Love it. So I won a sample package, a couple giftcards (one $10) and many reward points. This is probably the oddest tea I’ve ever seen. It’s a tiny green orange with a whole in the bottom and top filled with tea. However do they get the tea in the orange? (The tea in the sample pouch came wrapped in foil and taped together with a sticker.) The orange might look moldy, but Teavivre says it is just the sugars. You’re also supposed to steep the whole orange — which is fine because it is about 1 1/2 inches across anyway. I suggest pulling out some of the pu-erh into the infuser before steeping the whole orange, otherwise the pu-erh will have nowhere to expand within the orange. I would say the flavor doesn’t have much additional orange and the pu-erh also doesn’t have too much of actual pu-erh flavor either. I like a deep and dark pu-erh. The pu-erh crammed in this orange is fine… sweet and mild. But it isn’t my type of delicious pu-erh. It’s a very special presentation for a tea but the flavor is lacking in both the orange and the pu-erh itself. I love the idea of an orange flavored pu-erh, so I won’t give up searching for the perfect one.
Steep #1 // one whole orange for a full mug// 8 minutes after boiling // rinse // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // half a mug // many minute steep

Mastress Alita

I’ve really been curious to try one of those orange pu-erhs as well, mainly because I like flavored teas and orange-flavored pu-erh sounds delicious. But I bought the Chorange (chocolate orange) Pu-erh from Adagio and it might be the grossest tea I’ve ever tried, it was fishy and dirty no matter what I tried, with a slight orange taste and no chocolate, so I’ve put off getting one of those stuffed oranges for the time being. Sounds a bit of a let-down if they don’t have much of an orange-flavor anyway. Good luck in that search for perfection!

tea-sipper

I think Adagio’s pu-erh has been my least favorite pu-erh in the past. I really don’t like it. So the problem might be Adagio’s pu-erh. Teavivre’s pu-erh is usually delicious!

Kawaii433

I’m trying this one now, tea-sipper. I don’t like it nearly as much as their Chenpi Tangerine one. I’m only on infusion 2 though to be fair (gongfu cha) but still… I instantly fell in love with the Tangerine one. Maybe I’ll try to break it up like you suggested.

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