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Chenpi (Dried Tangerine Peel) Herbal Tea

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Chenpi (Dried Tangerine Peel) Herbal Tea
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83% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Jiangxi Province, China

Harvest Date:

September 25, 2017

Appearance:

Orange-red-covered strips, which of relatively high freshness after drying.

Aroma:

Rich fragrance of tangerine

Liquor:

Bright yellowish green

Taste:

Slight sweet taste, neither sour nor bitter when brewing.

Caffeine:

Caffeine-free

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

18 Months

Angel's Comment:

This Chenpi Herbal Tea is a great daily drinking for people who have digestive problems or cough, phlegm problems.

Teavivre’s Chenpi strips are all handmade, which leads orange-red outer epidermis and pale yellowish white inner epidermis. The dry peel is frangible and with even thickness. When brewing them with boiling water, its liquid will immediately turn to bright yellowish green, with a heavy fragrance of Tangerines. It tastes mellow and sweet without sour or bitterness flavor, promotes the secretion of saliva, and makes you feel appetitive. Chenpi can be brewed individually, brewed with other tea leaves, or even be used in dishes.

PS: some outer epidermis of tangerine peels may have little small black or white spots, this is a natural phenomenon in the growth of tangerines, not the deterioration or moldy.

Recommend Brewing Method

Western Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml
212 ºF (100 ºC)
7g Chenpi
3 steeps: 5mins, 8mins, 10mins
 

* You can improve the taste by changing the amount or adding rock candy, milk, and honey according to your personal preference.

Characteristics

It is well-known that tangerines are sweet and delicious with abundant Vitamin C. Its peels are called “Chenpi” when used as medicine according to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine.

The source of bitterness of Chenpi is called “limonoids”, which is represented by lemon glycosides and bitter elements. This kind of limonoids is mild, soluble and benefit for digestion. When cooking with tangerine peels, its bitterness will reconcile with other flavors, thereby produce a special taste.

Please note: The fresh tangerine peels contain lots of volatile oil, which may cause irritation for stomach. Besides, fresh tangerine peels do not have the same medicinal effects as Chenpi, so the fresh tangerine is not suitable for drinking. By opposite, the dried Chenpi is good for drinking.

fresh tangerine peels

 
Origin

Jiangxi Province is located in southeast of China, which geographically approaches to the Tropic of Cancer, so it has warm climate and abundant rainfall. The average annual precipitation here is 1341-1940 mm. Rice is the dominant crop in Jiangxi while wheat is secondary. Besides, Jiangxi also abounds in cole, cotton, oil-tea, tea and so on. Most of teas in Jiangxi are produced in the northern mountains, with famous teas “Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea”, “Ning Hong Gongfu black tea” and “Jiangxi wuyuan green tea”. Moreover, Jingdezhen, the distinguished porcelain capital, is also located here.

About herbal tea

Herbal tea refers to any beverage made from the infusion or decoction of plant material including flower, stem, or leaf even plant root. These 100% natural ingredients without any artificial colors and caffeine content can guarantee its good quality. So we can say these good-looking herbal teas, being rich in nutrients (such as Vitamin B, C, and E), are not only pleasant to look and but also healthy to drink.

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