An extra fine, high quality green tea made from selected fresh tea tips, with a gourmet flavour and the aroma of the mountain breeze, and above all with a unique appearance. Most of this tea is buds, comprised of needle shaped tea buds with silvery white down on each grey-green leaf. This tea is hand processed by the Chinese gatherers into little balls resembling pearls, which open out charmingly in hot water. This is the reason why the tea is served in glasses, allowing the sight to be fully enjoyed. Up to five re-infusions can be made from the same serving of tea.
◆ Origin: Fujian, China.
◆ Tasting & Appearance: tips of select green tea rolled into balls the size of peas. In hot water they gradually open out and release their softly captivating flavour. Dragon Pearl has the delicate flavour and silky mouthfeel of a white tea, with just a hint of fresh grassiness giving it away as a green tea. The soft, sweet aroma is complimented by a sugary finish that develops over many infusions. If you like light and sweet green teas, this is as good as it gets.
◆ Notes & Well Being: caffeine low content.
Dose of tea
1 Tsp. for 6 oz Cup
175°F - 185°F