These tea oranges are a delicious and delightful way to drink pu’er tea throughout the day—each tea orange can be rebrewed repeatedly and yields at least 4 servings. Packaged in giftable and reusable traditional hand-woven tea baskets. Medium tea basket contains 200 grams (20-21 tea oranges), while large tea basket contains 220 grams (23-24 tea oranges).
Pu’er is an aged fermented tea from China’s Yunnan province. Not only does the fermentation process lend pu’er its distinct flavor, it also boosts its medicinal properties—pu’er tea is high in antioxidants, and studies show it can fight oxidative stress, promote weight loss, and regulate blood sugar. Pu’er tea also possesses anti-cancer properties. It has a lower caffeine level, less than coffee and green tea, which make it a great choice for drinking late into the day.
It’s also a highly-coveted tea with an obsessed fanbase. As one writer said, “Pu-erh, which is processed in a special way to encourage microbial fermentation after the leaves are dried, ages more dynamically than any tea out there. It does not have fans. It has junkies who buy kilos of the stuff at a time to bliss out on days-long brewing sessions, only dropping out of their highs long enough to argue over the best pu-erh blends, growing regions, and storage methods. There are grasping amateurs who buy, gift, and drink the tea to gain social status among Chinese elite.”
Pu’er tea oranges come in grades A, B, and C, ranked by vintage. We now offer two grades: Grade A Pu’er tea is a vintage from 2012 that is aged for 10 years, and smooth and mellow to drink (Grade B, with the lime green packaging, is less aged).
Pu’er has been called China’s best-kept secret for weight loss. Animal and test-tube studies show that it can help synthesize fewer new fats while burning more stored body fat. In one animal study, pu’er was also the only variety of tea capable of raising the level of good cholesterol and lowering the level of bad cholesterol.
Note: You can repeat the above steps and brew this tea orange throughout the day. 1 tea orange offers at least 4 servings.