I got some tangerines that looked like any other tangerines on the outside.
Nice, small, bright and so perfectly orange – here’s a picture of the tangerine in my hand:
When I peeled it, the inside looked kind of shocking – totally not what I expected. It was purplish-red!
Turned out it was a “blood tangerine” variety. I have seen “blood oranges”, but never seen or expected “blood tangerines” :)
Here’s a picture of the blood tangerine sections:
And here’s the blood tangerine cut in half – shows off it’s red color so nicely!
So how did the blood tangerine taste? It was sweet! The orange-colored tangerines are much more sour. This red tangerine was so sweet that it almost didn’t taste like a citrus fruit – it was quite unique.