Fresh Tangerine ripe Puerh
Xiao Qing Gan Shou
Enter the world of dark tea with this 2005 Royal Shou Pu-erh tea contained within a small tangerine.
Loose leaf tea from Yunnan Province has been wet piled to form ripe pu-erh which is then cured inside of a tangerine and wrapped individually. Brew this tea with or without pieces of the tangerine, for an earthy cup with obvious notes of tangerine, even without infusing the peel. This tea will stand up to multiple infusions.
Aroma: tangerine - earth - musty
Taste: mellow - tangerine - earth - mineral
meat and poultry, oily and greasy foods, mushroom, chocolate, citrus
Experimentation is key with any Pu-erh tea. As a guide:
Leaf: 3 grams ( 2 teaspoons)
Water: 150 ml
Temp: 95 - 100*C
Time: 30 secs - 1 min for first infusion (increase time for subsequent infusions)
Infusions: 3 +
Tea type: Pu-erh ,ripe
Origin: Menghai, Yunnan, China
Tea garden elevation: 900m
Cultivar: ancient tea bush, big leaf
Harvest time: May
Storage method: ambient temprature, protect from light and moisture
Appearance: A whole small dried fresh orange
Please Note: Due to the differing size of the tangerines, the size of this product varies slightly. Each ball usually weighs approximately 13 - 17 grams.