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Xinhui Green Mandarin Orange Black Tea

Orange candy aroma, refreshing, sweet, daily drink

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Xinhui Green Mandarin Orange Black Tea

Orange candy aroma, refreshing, sweet, daily drink

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Summary
Origin:

Tea: Yinghong Town, Yingde City, Guangdong Province, China

Green Mandarin: Xinhui District, Guangdong Province, China

Harvest Date:

March 20, 2024

Dry Leaf:

Black tea leaves wrapped in green mandarin peels, packed in tissue paper, weighing about 12g±5g

Aroma:

Fresh and sweet citrus aroma

Liquor:

Bright and clear orange-yellow

Taste:

Mostly the fruit flavor of green mandarin, combined with the smooth and mellow sweetness of black tea

Tea Bush:

Ying Hong No. 9

Tea Garden:

Xingguang Village Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Less than 40% of a cup of coffee

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; in cool, dry place

Shelf Life:

36 Months

Angel's Comment:

The key fragrance note: green mandarin; the compound note is the honey and sweet aroma of black tea. Sweet, gentle and refreshing.

This black tea selects Yingde black tea from Guangdong and small green mandarin from Xinhui as raw materials. It is made by filling the black tea into the green mandarin peel and drying it in the sun. Thus, the fragrances of black tea and citrus merge together. After brewing, the liquid taste sweet with the sour and refreshing notes from the green mandarin peel. It is neither bitter nor astringent. It can be brewed or boiled. In addition, it may be used to make a wonderful cold brew in the summer.

 

You may see some ‘white frost’ forming on the outer surface of the orange peel. This does not mean that the dried orange is starting to mold: in fact, it is actually a kind of crystallization that occurs during the baking process, where the citrus oil of the peel will be released and then crystallized into the sugary substance. According to some research, this frost is not only harmless but also beneficial to the human body.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
203℉ /95℃ 203℉ /95℃
1 piece 1 piece
Brewing time: 5 - 8 mins 14 steeps: rinse, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 35s, 40s, 45s,
50s, 55s, 65s, 80s, 100s, 120s
Tea Garden

Xingguang Village Tea Garden is located in Yinghong Town, Yingde City, Guangdong Province. The tea garden is grown, produced and managed according to organic standards. It is far away from cities and industrial areas, villages and roads. It uses natural vegetation such as mountains and rivers as natural barriers. The tea fields are surrounded by lush forests and have unique characteristics. Fresh air, pure water, fertile soil and application of organic fertilizers ensure that each tea plant grows naturally and healthily.

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Insect killer lamp in the tea garden.

Tea Garden History

Guangdong Province Yinghong Hua Qiao Tea Farm was established in 1951 and is a pillar enterprise in the country's tea export to earn foreign exchange. In 1963, the Queen of England entertained distinguished guests with YingHong black tea, and then listed it as a tea for the British royal family. Since then, YingHong black tea has become popular in European and American countries. After more than 70 years of development, they have always used high-quality tea trees from core producing areas as raw materials, inherited ancient methods while integrating modern tea-making techniques, just to make a cup of good tea.

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Origin - Tea

Yingde City is situated in the northwest of Guangdong Province. It has a South Asian monsoon climate that is warm and rainy, with no extreme cold or hot. The annual average temperature is 20.7 °C. Soil conditions are excellent. The mild slopes and terraces that connect the hills are all red loam and yellow loam. The soil is fertile, and the organic matter and nitrogen content are above average. The majority of the soil exhibits an acidic reaction; the pH ranges between 4 and 5.5, making it ideal for the growth of tea trees; and the slope land suitable for tea production exceeds 200,000 acres. As of 2014, the total area of tea gardens in Yingde City exceeded 70,000 acres.

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Origin - Green Mandarin

Meanwhile, Xinhui, Guangzhou has a reputation as “the hometown of Chenpi”, or tangerine, and Teavivre’s mandarin orange comes from the Tianma district here. This district is the core region for orange peels used in tea-making and is in an alluvial plain of the Pearl River Delta, meaning its land is fertile and rich with organic matter. The irrigation water here is a special mix of seawater and fresh water, and with the natural mountain barrier on three sides, the environment here further improves the quality of the Xinhui mandarin orange.

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Tea Farmer

Mr. Yi was born in Yingde, Guangdong. Under the influence of his father's generation, he has lived in the Hua Qiao tea farm in Yingde since he was a child. He has been immersed in various tea planting, picking, withering, rolling and cutting, fermentation, drying and other processes. He has a strong interest in tea production. So he stayed and worked in the tea farm. Later, the scale of Hua Qiao tea farm increased, from the barren hills and mountains in the past to the tea gardens that can today be seen everywhere. The government established Yinghong Town, and the Hua Qiao tea farm became today's Guangdong Yinghong Tea Industry Co., Ltd. Mr. Yi has also continued to work hard in the business he loves, transforming the former Hua Qiao tea farm into a paradise with thriving economy and lovely surroundings.

Tea Bush

Yinghong No. 9 is a clone that was systematically selected from Yunnan large-leaf populations. It is suited for planting in subtropical and tropical tea regions, particularly Guangdong Province and Southern China. Tea buds and leaves are high in content, containing 30.91% tea polyphenols, 152.13 mg/g catechins, 2.06% amino acids, 4.35% caffeine, 5.5% soluble sugar, and 41.25% water extract.

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History

Yingde is a historic tea region with a rich history of tea cultivation. According to historical sources, tea cultivation in Yingde began more than 1,200 years ago, during the Tang Dynasty. During the Ming Dynasty, Yingde's indigenous tea served as a tribute to the palace. Tea production in England and Germany gained popularity during the Qing Dynasty, and international trade expanded in the first and middle decades of the nineteenth century.

In 2006, Yingde black tea was designated a "National Protected Product of Origin".

In 2008, Yingde earned the title of "The Hometown of Chinese Black Tea".

In 2010, Yingde black tea received the "National Geographical Indication Certification Trademark".

On July 20, 2020, Yingde black tea was added to the first set of Sino-European geographical indicator protection listings.

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