2015 Red Star is made with blended aged ripe Puer material and a fresh 2015 Xinhui Mandarin.
The tea is meant to be drunk with the orange skin. Simply break off a few small pieces (roughly an 8:1 tea to skin ratio) and steep together. The red star is quite fresh and has a heavy fruity, citrus fragrance. For those interested in a more aged, medicinal taste, purchase this tea now in order to age it or check out the Black Star.
Most of the cost of this tea is due to the high price of both the handmade labor and the prized skins of Xinhui Mandarins, which cost much more than most Puer tea by weight. If you are interested in better value for tea weight, check out our other Ripe Puer Teas
Each purchase is for one Red Star Mandarin.
Ripe Puer tea stuffed inside of a dried Xinhui Mandarin. The amount of tea varies by weight according to the size of the Mandarin, the total weight is roughly 35 grams. Most of the cost of this tea is due to the high price of both the handmade labor and the prized skins of Xinhui Mandarins. If you are interested in better value per tea weight, check out our other Ripe Puer Teas
This tea is labeled as 2015 because the Mandarin is from 2015. The tea is blended from several years of older material in order to offer a taste that matches the rind. Each Mandarin is wrapped in paper and sealed in plastic. We recommend storing them this way until you are ready to drink them.