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A classic Chinese tea blend is ripe PuErh and aged Tangerine Peel. Sometimes the PuErh is stuffed into a hollowed out tangerine (or other citrus fruit) and left to age, giving the tea distinct citrus and medicinal taste.

This PuErh and Tangerine Peel combination is used to aid digestion after a heavy meal. For those that do not know, tangerine peel (Chen Pi) is a commonly used Chinese herb which can assist in digestion but it must be aged for its medicinal effects.

We decided to play around with this classic blend by adding a little of a dark roasted Wuyi Yancha Oolong (Rou Gui). This dark and rich Oolong adds roasted, nutty elements to the brew and contributes to the digestif qualities of this tea. You can enjoy this by itself but ideally during or after a hearty meal to experience its cleansing effects.

About our Signature Blends

We love to celebrate the flavour of the pure leaf and avoid any blends that do not keep tea as the star of the show. We have an intense dislike for tea shops selling all sorts of crazy mixes which are sold for their overpowering artificial aromas and seem to be created by marketeers rather than for actual flavour or function.

In the creation of our small range of blends we tried many mixes and threw away over 90%. The ones that made it through the auditions did so because the combination of flavours complement each other and the resulting brew has a potent effect and experience. They are all natural with no artificial flavourings.

Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
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Fengqing Shu Tuo 1998

Ripe PuErh aged since 1998 in Yunnan. Wet cave, new leather, medicinal bark and the slightest earthy apple sweetness. Excellent digestif.

Perfect small glass tea pot that allows you to see the colour of the tea you are drinking. Easy-to-use filter takes the hassle out of loose tea.

Our reinvention of Earl Grey tea with a Chinese twist incorporating Wuyi Yancha. Contrast of cooling minty citrus and warming vanilla whisky.

Gong Ting Shu 2008

Ripe PuErh made from buds and baby leaves and aged since 2008. Wet caves, fresh paper, vanilla wood, whisky barrels and leather.

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