I decided to brew the entire orange (well, the tea inside the orange, not the orange peel itself-too much citrus) and it made a few nice cups. It would have lasted a dozen steeps, but I don’t want that much caffeine.
20 second rinse including the peel (then removed peel)
A lot of citrus (more like MAndarin orange/clemintines or pomelo than typical juicy navel orange). Slight bitterness (similar to how bergamot has that characteristic). The tea itself is mostly covered up by the dried clemintine taste.
More of the same, added milk and made a latte
The first few steeps are clearly very citrus-heavy, not very much puerh flavour. The flavour that was there was not soil/Earthy/storage/mushrooms like many puerhs, but some of the tea tannins come through well. Overall, this tea is REALLY tasty and makes a nice latte if you aren’t into it straight. I drink puerh straight if it is unflavoured, but since I couldn’t taste much of the tea anyway I figured it wouldn’t matter.
Flavors: Citrus, Dried Fruit, Orange Zest, Tannin