Today I am reviewing a Fuding shou mei white tea in king orange from Yunnan Sourcing.
Apparently this is a shou mei white tea stuffed inside of a king orange.
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Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Shou Mei White Tea in King Orange
Vintage: Spring & Summer of 2016.
Origin: Fuding, China
I broke the stuffed orange in half and used about 3/4 of it with spring water in a small glass pitcher, then strained through a steel mesh strainer.
I noticed the tea-stuffed orange that I opened didn’t have the cap on it like they show in the photos.
As it’s an aged tea, I soaked the tea for 20 seconds in hot water and discarded the wash.
Steeped for 30 seconds.
I’ve never had a ‘king orange’ before, but it is definitely the main flavor here.
There’s a bit of a tea taste, showing some earthiness, but the orange peel flavor overshadows much of it.
Honestly, I like it, but it’s a bit simplistic in flavor without a lot of depth.
Steeped for 40 seconds.
It has a very similar taste, but maybe even a little stronger.
The orange peel seems to linger on the palette a while, but if you’re into orange peel or citrus flavored teas, then you would probably really like this.
It’s a little tart, and tastes a little different then typical orange, but I’m not sure if that is the orange variety or if it’s due to the 5 years of aging.
The body of the tea is moderate.
Steeped 50 seconds.
The orange flavor has dialed itself back a bit now, showing more earthiness, but there aren’t any grass or honey notes or anything like that.
I would say the white tea stuffed inside these oranges probably isn’t top quality, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless.
Although this tea tastes pretty good, it doesn’t have a very complex flavor.
Regardless, I would recommend the tea, as it’s pretty tasty in it’s own right.