Thin-skinned tangerine peels with strong citrus fragrance are carefully sun-dried in China and the ones from Xinhui District, in Guangdong Province, are particularly prized for making highly valuable (and nutritious) "Chen Pi" or Aged Tangerine Peel which is used in traditional Chinese cooking and traditional medicine.
Our Aged Peony White Tea cakes (over 7 years old) are pressed with aged Xinhui Tangerine Peels (over 6 years old) into individual 5g cakes which produce a very rich and flavorful brew with a very unique sweet aroma, reminiscent of shortbread and baked cookies. Subsequent brews yielded very pleasant fruit and floral aromas and this tea cake lent itself to many rebrews.
We encourage gongfu brewing with this tea cake to be able to enjoy the complexity of subtle aromas in the tea. Because the tea has been aged, there is very little caffeine in this tea. If you are able to enjoy the aged white peony tea cakes in the later afternoons and evenings without effect on your sleep, you will also enjoy this variation on the white peony tea cake.
If you are looking for a low caffeine tea with lots of health benefits (antioxidants!) and a variation on flavor, you should try this tea. These tea cakes make an ideal stocking stuffer for a friend who is a tea lover and has tried a lot of different teas. The cakes are easy to travel with and is perfect for that tea lover who wants to enjoy tea with tea taste but doesn't want the caffeine, or the connoisseur who has tried it all!