Mandarin is a blend of 2007 shou puerh and chen pi, which is essentially orange peel and is considered a potent herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We used a 2007 shou brick from Wu Liang Mountain. The chen pi we used to make Mandarin was itself aged for over twenty years. It was made by an herbalist from organic oranges and aged. Traditionally, chen pi was thought to improve in potency as it was aged. This tea is deep and creamy, sweet and citrusy (of course). Shou tea was often blended with flowers, especially chrysanthemum. Chen pi has often been amongst our favorites. This is the first time we have aged the two together, but we often add aged chen pi to the end of a shou session or boil the two together. They work together beautifully, combining flavor and energy in a wonderful way.
Each bag is approximately 250 grams.