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Xantou Mandarin Green


GRADE – Pu-erh OP(Orange Pekoe)


Region: Yunnan Province, China

Cup characteristics:  Sweet mandarin notes dance above grassy green earth tones. Lightly elemental mandarin imparts a natural citrus flavour.

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

£ 13.20

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Xantou Mandarin Green

In the early days of production, Pu-erh Chinese tea growers devised interesting ways to pack and press their teas. Pu-erh subsequently came to be pressed into the form of mushrooms, coins and bricks, to name but a few. At some point, an ancient producer seeking a way to differentiate his product in the marketplace devised a method at hollowing out mandarin oranges, packing his raw leaf inside and aging them in cool mountain caves.

To begin, the Pu-erh is processed according to traditional methods. Next, fresh mandarin oranges are hollowed out and packed with tea by hand and flash dried at a high heat. (This sterilizes the orange peel and kills off any microorganisms that may be present). The packed oranges are then stored in a cool dry location, allowing the tea to ferment and dry within the orange. As the tea ages, the peel and leaf both turn a deep brown.

While most Pu-erh teas are characterized by musty, earthy tones, mandarin packed Pu-erh is highlighted by exceptionally light notes of citrus. The infusion is similarly clear tending golden yellow, in marked contrast to the darker infusion of traditional Pu-erh. Xantou Mandarin Green Pu-erh is a tea that is certain to get your friends!

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 green 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 GREEN PU-ERH with a Gaiwan.

Step 1. Open up the package and take out the Mandarin Green Pu-erh Tea; Most of the Mandarin Green 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 Green 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 orange, 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 orange 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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