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Valencia Orange Oolong Tea Balls
Valencia Orange Oolong Tea Balls
Valencia Orange Oolong Tea Balls

Valencia Orange Oolong Tea Balls

Regular price $49.00

Orange Oolong Tea Balls

This tea is a special one. Fresh-picked oranges are hollowed out and their pulp is mixed with a high-quality Big Leaf Cultivar Oolong tea. The mixture is then placed back in the smooth intact peel of the orange and processed in the traditional Hakka way to create this unique tea creation. The series of steaming, sun drying, and baking that this tea goes through creates a tea ball that can be aged or drunk right away, and has a flavor profile like no other tea!

Roasted nut up front, moving to a slightly sour clear mid mouth, with an uplifting sweet orange oil finish, this tea is like no other we have ever had! Finished in December 2019, this tea has had some age to mellow its flavors and meld them into a fascinating experience. 

These are living teas and will only get better with age. If you do plan on aging it make sure the area you store it in is dry with no strong odors. Throwing it in a ziplock bag would be a good idea as well but don't forget to let the balls breath every once in a while!

We have separated these tea balls based on size. The large ones are better for aging while the smaller ones are better for drinking now. The cost has also gone up. These tasty and rare teas have been discovered and the market for them is growing quickly. When we first found them we were the first tea company to bring them to market. The demand has risen a lot since then!

**Like all our teas, there are no artificial added flavors, colors or chemicals in this tea. All flavors are completely natural and agrochemical-free!**

Elevation: 300m

Status: Agrochemical free garden

Cultivar: Big Leaf Oolong and Organic Valencia Orange

Oxidization: 35% for the tea

Season: Winter 2019

Method: Traditional Hakka Dried Fruit Tea Processing

Region: Rueishuei, Hualien

Recommend Brewing Style: ~100C water, 5-10g of tea and peel

You can treat it like a puer, or a black tea, or even a pour over coffee. Water-to-tea ratio is also up to you. You can include the orange husk or just chip out the tea. It seems drinking it with the peel is a much better experience as the fruity sweet sour taste is more pronounced. Treat it like a puer with short steeps also seems to work well.

***While this tea is legally preserved for export, it may fall under gray areas for some bureaucrats/zealots. If it does get confiscated unjustly at customs please rest assured that we will refund the money to you. We will take that risk upon ourselves!***

For more information on how to break and brew these teas please see the video below.

 

 

 

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Jeremy Michel
Really good

It's a little funky but really tasty and citrus foward

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Jessica
Arnold Palmer Who??

These Hakka Style stuffed fruits are SO GOOD. Don't pass on them. I'm not even playing with you when I tell you every sip was exactly like having an Arnold Palmer but better. It was bursting with sweet citrus goodness and that high-quality oolong. I've had the other little stuffed green tangerines on the market before and they are good, but they pale in comparison.

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Patricia Dufresne
My Favorite

Yummy sweet orange oolong.

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Thomas C.
Didn’t know I liked these.

Purchased this as a taster because I wanted to revisit teas stuffed with citrus. I had past experiences that turned me off to them but I thought I would give it another go. Holy hell was I wrong in the past. These are fantastic. I’ve tried all their stuffed tea options and this is without a doubt the best one. Lovely citrusy orange goodness with a nice oolong holding it up. The steeps go on for a while so it’s definitely a sit down and take your time brew. Would recommend

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Devon Smith
Bought it as a gift.

I have purchased this but have not tasted this tea as I bought as a gift for someone else. I must say I am very impressed with the speed at which I received the package and the amazing customer service! Five stars all the way!!