These lovely pearls are made from white peony leaves that are hand-shaped. Each pearl is of the larger variety, weighing on average 3.5 to 4 grams. Once steeped, the cup reveals classic white peony notes of melon and cucumber, a little mineral flintiness and just a hint of honey. Perfect for on-the-road brewing and multiple steepings.
White Tea | Low caffeine | Steep at 180° for 3-5 minutes.
Tea pearls are named to indicate their shape, tightly hand-shaped balls of 3.5-4 grams of baicha or white tea. Like all Chinese white teas, this is grown in Fujian where the fertile fields provide the country with one-fifth of its total tea production and white teas their signature taste and aroma. Minimal processing retains the exquisitely mild flavor, and offers a light golden liquor in the cup. As the pearls unfurl in the heat of the water, the scent and flavor of melon and cucumber are released along with a slight mineral edge of honey.
Raw Honey for White Teas
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.
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This tea says it has notes of honey and I'm wondering if there's honey in the ingredients or if it's just a flavor profile. Does anyone know? Thanks!
Asked by Olivia Burton
on April 27th, 2017
How many pearls are in the four ounce pack?
Asked by Steven Branca
on July 22nd, 2020
Are you supposed to use each pearl just once to brew one cup of tea? Or do you reuse them?