Golden Pearls - Limited Harvest
Golden Pearls - Limited Harvest
Golden Pearls - Limited Harvest

Golden Pearls - Limited Harvest

Regular price $9.00

Style: Black

Origin: Fujian Province, China

Description: This tea is created from Meo Feng cultivar - which describes the high quality of the pluck which consists of early leaves and buds. The tea is withered, rolled into pearls and then slowly ripened. The appearance of the rolled leaf resembles that of a fiddlehead, a young fern slow to unfurl in the spring. This tea is grown in a region of Fujian Province that arguably produces the finest Mao Fengs, known for being lush and complex.

Tasting Notes: The tea holds an aroma like fresh hay, and steeps to reveal a delicate sour ale characteristic. The pearls unfurl to reveal a lush flavour and wet, full mouthfeel. Notes of hot cocoa are prominent among the vegetal qualities, offering a delightful blend of bitter and sweet. The dark chocolate depth is accompanied by a light dusting of cloves. This tea would pair excellently with chocolate cake and could stand up to the addition of milk and sugar.

Brewing Instructions: 

Method 1: 3g per cup. 90ºC water. Steep 3 minutes.

Method 2 (Inspired by Gong fu style, using more tea and shorter steep time): 5g per cup. Rinse quickly with 90ºC water. Steep 1.5-2 minutes with 90-95ºC water. Resteep.

For both methods, leaves will offer several steeps.


Organic

China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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