Friday, September 29, 2017

The coolest tea sample ever - Part Two!

Last week, I wrote about this unique tea sample I received from Teavivre, their Xinhui Green Mandarin Orange Ripened Pu-erh. After I read online that I could brew the entire dried orange full of tea, I had to give that a try as well!

Some of the tea leaves immediately floated out of the orange, which wasn't a surprise since I had loosened them last week. But I was curious to see whether the tea would indeed steep from its tightly packed home inside of the dried orange, and the answer is yes! I still think this is one of the most creative tea presentation ideas ever, and I'm so happy Teavivre shared this tea with me! (Still delicious, by the way. If you've been hesitant to sample a puerh, this would be a fun one to try.)


  1. That looks really strange - but I'm glad it was delicious!

  2. That IS certainly an unusual tea presentation. I admit that the first adjective that came to my mind was "gross"! You were brave to try it, and I'm happy that you were rewarded in finding that it tasted very good.
    --from Vernona in DC

  3. I didn't realize you could steep the whole thing. Was it too much tea in one small pot? When I have had it I broke the orange peel apart and just steeped part of it at a time. Interesting!


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