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Green Mandarin Ripe Pu-erh (Ganpu)
Green Mandarin Ripe Pu-erh (Ganpu)
Green Mandarin wrapped in paper
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Green Mandarin Ripe Pu-erh Tea (Ganpu)

Vintage of the Ripe Pu-erh is 2011. Green Mandarin vintage is 2015.

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Weight: 50 grams (1.75 oz.) (4 or 5 pieces depending on the size of the mandarins)
Type: Ripe Pu-erh (fermented) stuffed into the peel of a green mandarin
Production area: Green mandarin peel is from Xinhui, Guangdong Prefecture. Ripe pu-erh is from Yunnan Province

"Ganpu tea" means ripe pu-erh stuffed in the peel (dried shell) of a mandarin. The quality of this type of tea is judged by the quality of the peel. The best and the most prized mandarins come from Xinhui, Guangdong Province in Southern China. The peel of the mandarins from Xinhui is believed to have health efficacy and that the older the peel, the higher is its value. Like pu-erh tea, there are many counterfeit Ganpu teas that use similar fruits from other regions.

There are two different types of mandarins used for Ganpu: small green mandarins and larger red mandarins. This tea is made with small green mandarins selected from an orchard in Xinhui that is co-owned by Master Vesper Chan, thus providing an assurance of authenticity. Completely hand-crafted, the green mandarins are sun-dried after they have been cored. Then they are stuffed with ripe pu-erh, dried again in a dryer. Finally, each mandarin is artfully wrapped in paper.

Taste characteristics:
The beauty of stuffing ripe pu-erh into a dried green mandarin is to allow the mellow and earthy flavor of ripe pu-erh to pick up and absorb the tangy citrus flavor from the mandarin peel. A perfect pairing, this tea is sweet and tangy. The fragrance from the peel is simply intoxicating. When served hot, it is warming; when served iced, it is refreshing and zesty.

for 50 grams (1.75 oz.)

Unwrap a green mandarin ripe pu-erh and crack open by pressing with both thumbs. Remove half of the tea leaves and break off a few small pieces of the peel and steep together. The amount of peels used depends on your taste preference. Rinse the leaves and the peel with boiling water (212 degree F) and discard the rinse water. Start steeping according to the recommended times below.


1 sec.
1st BREW
10 sec.
2nd BREW
20 sec.
3rd BREW
30 sec.
4th BREW
40 sec.
5th BREW
1 min.
6th BREW
2 min.
7th BREW
3 min.
8th BREW
5 min.

STORAGEStore in an air-tight container
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Quick to arrive, cute packaging 08/03/2022
By Cynthia Manriquez
I ordered my tea and it came within a week and the packaging was as pictured. The tea is powerful strong, but I'm a newby to this kind of thing. I only need a very little to get a strong flavor so it was worth the price. I detect some very small hints of citrus but mostly that bark-ey flavor. Lovely.
Our responseThank you for your nice review - we appreciate it very much.
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Converted to Puer teas 01/15/2019
By Richard Guzauskas
thanks to the excellent quality and flavors offered by Bana Tea Company, I have finally become a true fan of Puer teas - I drink them everyday now!
Bana offers amazing puers and more and I could not be happer with these teas~

Our responseThank you for your glowing review and your kind words about Bana Tea. I appreciate it.
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Green Mandarin 08/13/2019
By Carol Anderson
I love this tea. Just as described and so delicious. I make iced tea out of it and add fresh fruit. Very refreshing.
Our responseGreat idea! I am going to try icing it next time.
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One of my favorite 04/08/2020
By Laura Commers
This Puerh has a very unique taste and is one of my very favorites. The more I drink it the more I like it.
Our responseThis pu-erh is very special. Thank you.