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Xantou Mandarin Black


GRADE – Pu-erh OP(Orange Pekoe)


Region: Yunnan Province, China

Cup characteristics: Pu-erh is softened with sweet citrus notes. Cup opens with notes of sweet orange, earth, and damp moss. Spectacular tea.

Luxury ingredients: Black tea( Pu-erh style), Mandarin.

£ 13.20

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Xantou Mandarin Black

While the exact origins of most Chinese Pu-erh teas have been lost to the mists of time and place, the origin of black Pu-erh can be pinpointed directly to the Kunming Tea Factory in the year 1972. In that year, the government of China, seeking to broaden its economic base, mandated that the Kunming factory develop a new, delicious tea that could be widely marketed. The tea masters of Kunming determined that a black Pu-erh was the ticket. Black Pu-erh undergoes a fermentation process in which the tea is processed and stored for a set period of time without being dried completely. The tea is usually either buried in the ground. Stored in caves or under damp heavy tarps. Fermenting over time imparts the earthy character typical of most Pu-erh teas. One of the things you’ll notice about this tea when you brew it is the absence of the heavy musty flavor characteristic of traditional Pu-erh. Certainly this character is still there but it is layered beneath sweet notes of citrus, the result of being packed in the orange before fermentation. As tea ages it absorbs the flavor of the peel. (Note. The orange peel is lash dried under high heat to sterilize and kill off any microorganisms that may be present. Now lucky you, the best part, brewing a cup of this wonderful brew. Xantou Mandarin Black – Enjoy!

Traditional Chinese brewing method:

Break off enough tea for one cup, (about 1g). 1st  brew 30 seconds, 2nd  brew 40 secs, 3rd  brew 40 secs, 4th  brew 60 secs, 5th  brew 90 secs, 6th  120 secs. With each subsequent brewing. note how the character of this wonderful black Pu-erh subtly shifts in terms of strength and flavour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This product has been subjected to intense high temperature to purify and

pasteurize the outer shell. Orange peel is not intended for consumption.


We all believe that the same tea, with different brewing method, may have different taste. So, how to brew this little tea ball? Here we’d like to share a method for brewing XANTOU MANDARIN BLACK PU-ERH with a Gaiwan.

Step 1. Open up the package and take out the Mandarin Black Pu-erh Tea; Most of the Mandarin Black Pu-erh Tea will have a layer of wrapping, which can not only preserve its fragrance, but also protect them from collisions during transportation.

Step 2. Use a tea needle to poke four holes evenly around the tea ball, and better not to let the tea leaves leak out.

Step 3. Put the Mandarin Black Pu-erh Tea into Gaiwan, inject boiled water; There are two ways: After the tea is put into Gaiwan, pour the water in. So that the tea leaves are fully moistened and heated. Then pour out the tea liquid.

Ⅰ. Pour water directly in the middle of mandarin orange

Water will be poured in the ripened Pu-erh tea, so that the tea liquid is red and the taste of Pu-erh will be mellower and richer.

Ⅱ. Pour water around the tea

Water pours around the mandarin, so that the tea liquid is bright yellow with sweet taste. By this way, the taste of pu-erh tea is relatively weak, and the fragrance of mandarin is richer.

Step 4. Pour the tea liquid out into a tea pitcher, and serve it to cups, enjoy the tea!

We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today’s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.

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