Red Mandarin peel: 2016 vintage
Ripe Pu-erh: 2013 vintage
Weight: 35g (one piece) Type: Ripe (fermented) Production area: Red mandarin peel is from Xinhui, Guangdong, China, Ripe Pu-erh is from Yunnan, China.
Red mandarins and the small green mandarins are the same fruit harvested from the same trees except they are picked at different times of the year. The small green mandarins are picked beginning around July 15, before they are fully ripened, while the red mandarins are picked in September when the fruit begins to ripen, the size has grown larger and the skin has turned a pretty shade of red. Compared with the green mandarin pu-erh, this tea is less tangy and more sweet, blending into a perfect combination with ripe Pu-erh.
The mandarins used for this tea are from Xinhui, Guangdong, a region renowned for the mandarin fruit. Entirely hand-crafted, premium ripe pu-erh was selected to combine with the red mandarin to enhance the overall quality of the resulting tea.