Sundried Tangerine Pu-erh Tea (XL) | 特大生曬小青柑
Tangerine Pu-erh tea（小青柑 - xiao qinggan, or lit. "Little Green Tangerine") is a combination of pu-erh fermented tea that has been stuffed into the hollowed out husks of tiny tangerines, and then left to age so that the two ingredients marry to create a refreshing twist on traditional pu-erh tea.
This creation came about because both pu-erh tea and tangerine peels (陳皮 - chenpi) are known to get better with age. They become more fragrant, stronger tasting, and take on a deeper, bittersweet aftertaste the longer they are stored. This makes the tangerine pu-erh the perfect pairing, since the end result will carry the deep, earthy taste of pu-erh, complemented by the bright, citrus scent of tangerine peels.
This variety of tangerine pu-erh features a sundried tangerine husk. As opposed to baking the husk, the aroma and flavors gradually mellow out as the husk is given time to dehydrate
naturally. As of result, the final product has a smoother and creamier tangerine taste, whereas the sundried varietal is fresher in comparison. Both are delicious in their own right. We recommend you to try both and see which one you prefer!
P.S.: The mini tangerines used in this type of tangerine pu-erh are specially harvested from Xinhui (新會), the county next to our family's hometown of Taishan (台山), because they are known for their sweet aroma.
P.P.S.: Our latest batch of sundried tangerine pu-erh has each piece over twice the size of our last batch’s tangerine pu-erh. Due to their larger size, we’ve had to adjusted the price of the product to reflect our increased cost of sourcing it as well. We appreciate your understanding!
Please Note: Due to our small batch sourcing model, product packaging may vary from time to time. Although product received may differ, our family continues to vet every item purchased to ensure quality and consistency.