Pu-erh in Aged Tangerine Peel
No one can say with certainty who first packed raw pu-erh leaf into the baked peel of a tangerine.
Pu-erh was traditionally grown on 6 mountains known as the Six Famous Tea Mountains in Fujian province: Mount Geding, Leather Strap Mountain, Mount Mansa, Seed Sowing Bag Mountain, Mount Mangzhi, Copper Cauldron Mountain, Mount Manzhuan, Iron Brick Mountain, Mount Yibang, Wooden Clapper Mountain and Mount Youle, Copper Gong Mountain.
In the early days of production, tea growers on these mountains devised unique and interesting ways to pack and press their teas. Pu-erh subsequently came to be pressed into the form of mushrooms, cakes,bowls, bricks and other types.
At some point, an ancient producer, seeking a way to differentiate his product in the marketplace devised a method of hollowing out tangerines, packing his raw leaf inside and aging them in cool mountain caves.
The process used to make tangerine peel packed pu-erh has remained largely unchanged since early times. To begin, the pu-erh is processed according to traditional methods. Next, fresh tangrines are hollowed out and packed with tea by hand and flash dried under the sunlight. (This sterilizes the tangerine peel and kills off any microorganisms that may be present.)
As mentioned above, the packed tangerine teas are then stored in a cool dry location, allowing the tea to ferment and dry within the tangerine peel . As the tea ages, the peel and leaf both turn a deep brown.
Now, if you’re guessing that fermenting tea inside an orange is going to infuse the leaf with a delicate orange scent and flavor, you’d be right.
In fact, while most pu-erh teas are characterized by musty, earthy tones, tangerine peel packed pu-erh is highlighted by exceptionally light notes of citrus. The infusion is similarly clear tending golden yellow, in marked contrast to the darker infusion of traditional pu-erh.
Ripe Pu Erh in Tangerine – A grade
About 30g/pc Totally 12pcs
Each tangerine holds about 20g Pu-erh tea.
8683-Chen Xiang: Aged, Deep Flavor
Black ripe(cooked) Pu-erh leaves stuffed into a whole Xin Hui Tangerine Peel! The leaves are packed into the fruit wet, and then dried under the sunlight.
After that, the packed tangerine teas are then stored in a cool dry location, allowing the tea to ferment and dry within the tangerine peel.
While drying the pu-erh tea absorb the flavor of tangerine.
One of the things you’ll notice about this tea when you brew it is the absence of the heavy musty flavor characteristic of traditional pu-erh. Certainly this character is still there but it is layered beneath sweet notes of tangerine, the result of being packed in the tangerine peel before fermentation. As the tea ages it absorbs the flavor of the peel.
The scent and taste of tangerine is very present in this mellow, smooth, fermented in tangerine pu-erh tea.
The peel can be broken up and brewed along with the leaves for a stronger tangerine flavor.
Benefit of Pu-erh Tea
In China Pu Erh Tea is considered as a health-elixir, which has a beneficial functioning with several health problems such as aiding weightloss efforts, reduce blood cholesterol. It is also widely believed in Chinese cultures to counteract the unpleasant effects of heavy alcohol consumption.
The Health Benefits Including:
prevention of heart disease
reducing high blood pressure
reducing various poisons
exciting the central nervous system
extracting poison from the body
Kill the "3H"
Pu-erh tea is a great fat busting weight loss product.
Take a cup of pu erh tea after meal will stimulate your metabolism and fast the burning of body fat, it was called "the king of burning fat". Many clinical test have proven that keep drinking pu erh tea will reduce the blood cholesterol up to 30%, it is the most effective natural product for people who is suffering from high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and high blood sugar.
We recommend you drink pu-erh tea three times a day after meals for three months and watch the weight drop off. After three months, drinking just one cup per day will help maintain your weight loss.
To loss weight quickly: Follow above instruction and take one cup of pu erh tea on an empty stomach in the morning.
To stop too much fat being absorbed after a feast, drink a cup of pu erh tea within 30 minutes.
Benefits of Aged Tangerine Peel
General Use in Chinese Herbal
Tangerine peel—called Chen Pi or, sometimes, Ju Hong, meaning red tangerine peel—has a lengthy history of use in traditional Chinese medicine.
It is commonly used to treat indigestion, diarrhea, vomiting and other forms of digestive weakness or upset, as well as hiccups and certain types of coughs (specifically, wet coughs involving excessive production of phlegm).
The peel of young green tangerines is called Qing Pi and is used to treat pain—particularly in the side and the breast, as well as pain from hernia. In addition, the green peel has been used in the treatment of low blood pressure and (in combination with other herbs) breast inflammation.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the dried peel of the fruit is used, often aged (sometimes until it turns black in color) and sometimes even toasted in a wok. Chen Pi means aged peel. A decoction is then made from the peel in combination with other herbs. Both the outermost peel (exocarp) and the inner peel (pericarp) are used for different specific medicinal purposes.
It is said to settle, regulate, and normalize the flow of qi (in traditional Chinese medicine, the term for life force), and to break up congestion.
In addition, it is believed to enhance the flow of liquids through the body.
Tangerine peel is also an ingredient in many traditional Chinese tonics. Among these are the Great Orange Peel Decoction used to treat gout, the Two Cure Decoction used to control morning sickness in pregnant women, and the Five Seed Decoction used to treat male sexual problems, including low sperm count, impotence, and premature ejaculation.
A related fertility-and-longevity formula, the Duke of Chou’s Centenarian Liquor, is said to have been prescribed for the founder of the Chou Dynasty more than 3,000 years ago. Tangerine peel is also used to make Dr. Huang’s Internal Injury Poultice, which is said to promote healing and ease inflammation in connection with pulled muscles, sprains, twisted tendons, and other sports injuries.
Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Choline, Folic Acid, over 60 known flavonoids, d-limonene, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, aldehydes, numerous minerals and vitamins.
Benefits 1: Vitamin C
Tangerine Peel’s high vitamin C content (and A) makes it a wonderful supplement to build immunity and combat invasive infection, colds, flu and many other ailments. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects your body’s cells from damage, helps form the connective tissue collagen, keeps your capillaries and blood vessels healthy, and aids in the absorption of iron and folate.
Benefits 2: Fiber
Fiber helps you increase your bowel movement, lowers cholesterol, and controls your blood sugar levels. Also, it is said that fiber prevents heart disease and colon cancer.
The pectin in Orange Peel is a soluble fiber that may be helpful in lowering blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Soluble fibers are thought to prevent cholesterol absorption and slow the absorption of dietary sugar.
Benefits 3: Hesperidin
Hesperidin is present in high quantities in tangerines specially in the inner part of the skin (peel). It is said tha hesperidin has antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory effects on cells and tissues helping thus preventing aging and cancer.
Benefits 4: Supplement
Tangerine peel supplements commonly contain dried tangerine peel which has not been preserved with sulfur, and is totally natural. By choosing supplements that contain tangerine peel as an ingredient, you are insuring good digestion, less bloating and an increased metabolic rate.
Tangerine Peel Benefits
Tangerine Peel is an easily digestible, highly nutritious support for a healthy digestive tract and has helped ease gastrointestinal complaints such as dyspepsia, colic, flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea and heartburn and is said to be particularly effective in digesting fatty foods.
The pectin in Orange Peel appears to stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria that is effective in helping to prevent food-borne pathogens; and some folk healers have even claimed that Orange Rind may also help clear toxins (including lead poisoning) from the system.
Two major tangerine peel benefits are its cholesterol lowering capabilities and more recently its use in fighting cancer. The disease fighting flavonoids tangeretin and nobiletin are found in higher concentrations in peels that in the juice we commonly drink.
Tangerine Peel Weight Loss
Nutrients in tangerine peel promote weight loss, and are one of the most effective ways to fight obesity.
Tangerine peel also helps with absorption, and controls bloating and nausea. It has also been shown to stimulate the lymph system which helps eliminate excess fluid, and help combat obesity.
Tangerine peel is extremely effective for a multitude of digestion problems, which sometimes interfere with weight loss. This is why it is important to make sure your weight loss supplement contains this natural ingredient. Proper digestion is essential for weight loss.
Lower risk of heart disease.
The super-flavonoids found in tangerine peels are even thought by some to effectively lower cholesterol as well as some prescription drugs. Tangeretin and nobiletin are easily absorbed into the body and metabolized.
Tangerine peel is beneficial for treating nervous tension, depression, emotional stress and sleep related problems.
It helps to calm and soothe the nervous system, as well as the digestive system. Many digestive disorders are easily remedied by using this natural ingredient on soups, salads and other foods you eat.
Dry up mucous in the lungs and stomach.
It helps regulate and strengthen digestion, and is a component of many TCM formulas used to treat diarrhea, nausea, dyspepsia, and cough, especially when accompanied by copious sticky sputum.
Chinese pharmacological studies show that it increases the secretion of gastric juices and relaxes the smooth muscles in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It also stimulates secretion and expectoration in the lungs (reported in Yeung, 1983). TCM doctors say it moves the qi downward, so it also is useful for treating hiccups and vomiting. Immature tangerine peel (zhi shi) has similar properties, but shows a stronger unblocking action, and is most often used to treat digestive and mucous problems with constipation.
Tangerine Peel May Help Fight Cancer
UK researchers may have found a natural way to combat certain cancers. In tests, a chemical compound in tangerine peel attacked and destroyed cancer cells. The findings could lead to treatments for cancers of the breast, lung, prostate, and ovaries, Reuters says. “It is very exciting to find a compound in food that can target cancers specifically,” said one chemist.
The chemist speculated that the results reflected deficiencies in the modern diet, which typically excludes the skin of fruits. “This may be a major contributory factor to the increasing incidence of some cancers in the human population,” he said. Scientists caution that the research is still in an early phase and that more research is necessary.
Tangeritin, a bioflavonoid found in tangerine peel, has been shown to strengthen epithelial cells in a manner that inhibits the metastasis of cancer cells (Bracke et al., 1996). Naturopath Bill Mitchell explained in a lecture that the compound increases the functional integrity of E-cadherin, which is a cell-to-cell adhesive protein found to be deficient in tissue samples of most cancer patients. Based on these results, we can deduce that tangeritin, and its source, tangerine, might be useful as a cancer preventative. The reasoning is simple–about 80 percent of breast cancers start in the epithelial tissue lining the breast ducts, and this bioflavonoid makes the tissue tougher and more resistant.