|Photo used with permission from Teavivre.|
Yunnan (云南), China Harvested 2009. By Teavivre Company, sample sized package of almost 10 grams.
This tea is dried at high temperature and formed into the shape of orange. The aged puerh tea is then filled inside of the orange peel,the tea liquid is meant to be a dark red color, thick and bright. I can taste both the brisk fragrance of orange, and the mellow taste of Puerh, as promised. I am told that if you buy more than a sample you get a whole tangerine filled with tea as in the photo above, this I would love to see in my own hand! I was told this by someone online so am not sure it is true, but I aim to find out!
To quote Teavivre's site:
At the tail end of a cold which has turned my poor tummy sour after two nights of Nyquil, a shredded throat and a bad and sleepy attitude I believe this tea made a remarkable dent in my minor and albeit petty agonies and helped me to feel on the road to recovery much faster! I am off to buy a whole tangerine, just for myself! Instead of getting one of those' Chocolate Oranges I enjoy every December holiday, this year I will spend a few more scheckles and get a few of these!
|From my own sample.|