White pu-erhs typically greet the palate with warm notes of vanilla, early spring grass and the subtle character of a lightly roasted mountain oolong. 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. (Note: 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 makes an excellent pu-erh for the first time drinker. Be sure to break the tea apart before brewing!
Ingredients: White tea (Pu'erh style), mandarin pieces.
Grade: Artisan Handcrafted - Pu-erh OP (Orange Pekoe)
Serving Size: 1 tsp / 6-8 oz
Steep Temp: 203-212 F
Steep Time: 4-5 minutes