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Black Tea Stuffed Mandarin

Black Tea Stuffed Mandarin

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Wild Yunnan Black tea
aged in Mandarin peel
Iconic Yunnan Golden Buds takes on aromatic depth aged in mandarin peel for notes of honey, chrysanthemum, redwood, barley, cinnamon and citrus.
Spring 2017 ♦ Pu'er, Yunnan
Wild Yunnan Black tea
aged in Mandarin peel
Iconic Yunnan Golden Buds takes on aromatic depth aged in mandarin peel for notes of honey, chrysanthemum, redwood, barley, cinnamon and citrus.
Spring 2017 ♦ Pu'er, Yunnan
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Crafted by Xingyang Workshop

Xingyang Workshop was founded by several masters from much larger Xiaguan to revive the ideals of clean, slow meticulous fermentation and small batch blending.
 
Thanks to their 50+ years of connections, Xingyang is able to flex their relationships for some of the best leaf material in Yunnan from wild, single-origin sites.
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
    • Puer Yunnan Province
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Da Ye ZhongTea Varietal

    While pu’er stuffed citrus has been taking off in popularity across China, Xingyang is exploring the black tea and citrus pairing in this inspired little mandarin orange. The rich savory flavor of the Yunnan Black pairs with the bright tropical citrus perfectly. Early steepings are rich and tropical with brown sugar and tangerine citrus dominating, while later steepings become cozy and full of cinnamon orange spice as the black tea starts to dominate.

  • true
    55
    honey, chrysanthemum
    true
    40
    cinnamon, redwood
    true
    60
    brown sugar, barley
    true
    65
    mandarin, orange peel
    true
    velvety, bright

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - honey, chrysanthemum
    • spice - cinnamon, redwood
    • savory - brown sugar, barley
    • fruit - mandarin, orange peel
    • texture - velvety, bright


the Xingyang Workshop also recommends:

  1. 2008 KT952 Loose Leaf Shu
    2008 KT952 Loose Leaf Shu
    This tea is made from tiny spring buds from old growth tea trees and fermented for a clean and smooth flavor. Xingyang is proud that ten years of age on this tea will taste more like a twenty year pu’er because of the quality leaf material and slow meticulous fermentation process. The result is deep, herbaceous and cooling with a lingering aftertaste.
  2. 2006 KT988 Shu Tuocha
    2006 KT988 Shu Tuocha
    This convenient tuocha is pressed in 3g quantities to reflect Xingyang’s preferred brew method of less leaf, cooler water and long steep times to bring out the rich texture in their tea. This tuocha uses Xingyang’s special Gong Ting leaf material and yields a rich osmanthus sticky rice flavor.
  3. 2007 LQ888 Wuliang Ailao Sheng
    2007 LQ888 Wuliang Ailao Sheng
    This cake is a lovely example of Xingyang’s blending skill. By combining the classic sweet and woody sheng flavor of Wuliang leaf material with the more wild and exotic flavor of Ailao Shan, they have created a nuanced, well-balanced cake with a creamy mouthfeel, foresty accents and lingering floral and fruit aromas.
  • 'Whether it’s pressed with chrysanthemum and roses or stuffed into oranges and miniature clementines, there are few things more traditional that scenting pu’er. Adding traditional medicinal herbs and flowers to pu’er is, for many, both reasonable and delicious'

  • 5
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    6
    205
    10 seconds
    10-30
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 10-30 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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