Xiao Qing Gan【2015 Gong Ting (Imperial) Ripe Pu'er & 2018 Mandarin Chenpi】

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Xiao Qing Gan is the perfect marriage between dried tangerine peels and ripe Pu'er tea. Dried mandarin rinds have been used as an infusion since the Ming Dynasty because of its medicinal properties and balsamic aroma. The dried citrus rinds were accidentally brewed with Pu'er leaves during the Qing Dynasty, and the couple's just gained in popularity ever since.


This Xiao Qing Gan brings 2015 Gong Ting ripe Pu'er tea leaves together with 2018 Xinhui "Chenpi" (aged dry mandarin peels). Gong Ting or "Imperial Pu'er" is a hand-plucked small-buds-high-grade ripe -shou-Pu'er tea of the highest quality, that grows in the Bulang Mountain (布朗山: Bù ●Lǎng ●Shān) of the Menghai County in Yunnan, at an altitude of 1500-2000m. Trees are 80-100 years old and the varietal is Menghai Da Ye - Menghai Big Leaf (勐海大叶: Měng ●Hǎi ●Dà ●Yè).
On the other hand, we have the 2018 Xinhui tangerine rind. The aged citrus peels come from Xinhui mandarins, and so that they are authentic "Chenpi" (陈皮: chénpí) - let's clarify that for the tangerine rinds to be considered "Chenpi" they should have aged for more than 3 years and they should come from Xinhui in Jiangmen City. Not only this Xiao Qing Gan is done with authentic "Chenpi" but they are also of the best quality, as they have undergone a "Full-Sun-Drying" processing; unquestionably the best drying technique for obtaining top quality Xiao Qing Gans, as it allows the fusion of flavours (Pu'er and mandarin) to fully develop without limits over storage time expand, and also allowing for the most fragrant and excellent aftertaste results.


The soup of this tea is deep and dark and on the flavour side it perfectly combine the mellow, sweetness, silky, nutty and earthy notes of the the Gong Ting Pu'er with the lightly citrusy, herbal and balsamic notes of the aged mandarin rinds. Of course different results (in colour, density and flavours) can be achieved depending on the brewing method, we only recommend to use boiling water (100°C) regardless of the steeping style:
 Gaiwan Brewing (or clay teapot)
 Decoction (for most concentrated soup)
 Neck Glass Teapot
Note: each Xiao Qing Gan is around 10g (+/- 1 gram), they come individually wrap. Often you may find the Xiao Qing Gan "white frost", please note that this is a desirable attribute of this special tea, result of the crystallization of the citrus oil during the Xiao Qing Gan processing and storing, it is far from being mildew or a flaw.


1. Digestive Support: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) agrees that ripe Pu’er stuffed tangerines aids digestion, easing bloating and indigestion. Western studies note its rich fiber content, promoting gut health by also, aiding digestion, reducing constipation, and supporting a healthy microbiome.
2. Antioxidant Powerhouse: TCM and Western perspectives align on the high antioxidant content in Xiao Qing Gan (XQG). These antioxidants combat oxidative stress, reducing inflammation, supporting immune function, and potentially lowering the chances for potential chronic conditions.
3. Respiratory Wellness: TCM values the ability of XQG to relieve coughs and clear phlegm. Western research shows its potential to ease respiratory issues by clearing airways, reducing congestion, and aiding better breathing.
4. Stress Reduction: Western and TCM perspectives recognize the calming effects of tangerine pu'er's aromatic nature aids in reducing stress, promoting relaxation and a calmer state of mind.
5. Metabolic Support: TCM suggests ripe Pu’er stuffed mandarines boost metabolic function. The Western perspective highlight that it can regulate fat absorption and support weight management and a healthier body composition..
6. Skin and Immune Health: TCM and Western studies highlight the impact of Pu’er stuffed mandarines on skin health and the immune system. Regular consumption may reduce skin inflammation, contributing to clearer skin and supporting overall immune function.




  • Quantity: 1 Xiao Qing Gan
  • Rinse the XQG to "wake it up". Cover it with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds
  • • Brewing Time: start with a 30-second brew. Increase time in each successive infusion as needed
  • • Water Temperature: 100° C
  • • Number of Brews: ≈10


  • Quantity: 500 ml. of water per 1 XQG 
  • • Brewing Time:  5 min
  • • Water Temperature: 100° C


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There is only a little catch on the above. We just ask you to give it to a friend, relative or any other tea drinker: “Tributea It Forward”. Although you may not like a particular tea for any reason, there is a good chance that someone you know will love it.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

This is my fave tea. Totally recommend.
Will be buying more.


Very good quality Xiao Qing Gan tea, beautifully packaged. Really enjoy brewing it in the Song dynasty glass teapot, which I also ordered from Amoy Teas. Wonderful customer service!

Francesco C
Excellent Xiao Qing Gan

Excellent quality tea%2C precisely what I was looking for. Good shipping - very affordable and surprisingly quick.I’ll happily buy more of this tea in future%21