Black Pearl

Decidedly sweet , flavors of caramel & malt

Black teas from Yunnan Province are widely recognized for their sweet, malty flavors and enticing aromas. Ever inventive, our tea maker has taken 1st grade leaves and rolled them into pearls of flavor.

Lot Notes. Pearl is made using a 1st grade organic black leaf. The pluck standard is gold buds and early-pick leaves. Tea was harvested in the 2020 harvest season. Pearl is approx. 0.6" in size. 

Tea Facts. Farm is organic, located in the Wuliang Mountains near Zhengwan village in south western Yunnan Province. The elevation of the farm is approximately 1300 meters. Each pearl weighs 5 grams.

Tasting Notes. Fully fermented and rolled, the Da Ye cultivar slowly opens to releasing sweet, round, and fragrant earthy aromas. Taste is decidedly sweet with flavors of caramel and malt. Red-orange liquid offers hint of marmalade. Mouthfeel is round and slightly sweet. Aromas include ripe apricot and exotic wood. Offers a long, rich comforting finish. 

Brewing Suggestions. Pearl is rolled, so be patient as it slowly unfurls. Use one pearl for 8 ounces of water at boiling temperature. If time allows, infuse the pearl, and give it 10 seconds or so and pour off the water. Re-infuse and steep for 4 minutes. Pearl will only be slightly opened. Re-infuse multiple times and enjoy as the flavors build. Excellent cold brewed as well.

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