Like some of our Dong Ding Oolongs, this tea has hundreds of years of history. This unique tea is high quality Honey Fragrance Black Tea mixed with the pulp of a Pomelo before being placed back in the intact Pomelo peel and then processed in the traditional Hakka way. Through a series of steaming, sun drying, and baking these ingredients create a tea ball that can be aged or drunk right away, and has a unique flavor profile that you can't find anywhere else!
Unmistakably medicinally flavors of this more traditional tea are a stark contrast to the other types of Hakka tea that we offer on the site. Strong citrus, sour notes, bitters and black tea are the name of the game for this one. Used as a medicine for colds and the flu in the past, you can understand why this tea would have been used for medicine!
It is a living tea, one of a kind, and will only get better with age. If you do plan on storing it make sure the area you store it in is very dry. Throwing it in a ziplock bag would be a good idea as well!
**Like all our teas, there are no artificial added flavors, colors or chemicals in this tea. All flavors are completely natural and agrochemical-free!**
Status: Agrochemical free garden
Cultivar: Big Leaf Oolong and Organic Valencia Orange
Season: Winter 2018
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 eat 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 seems to work well also.
***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!***