About Four Seasons Black Pearl:
A new offering this season, our Four Seasons Black Pearl is a sweet, autumnal tea from Ming Jian, Nantou County, Taiwan. Four Seasons Black Pearl is technically a black tea, though it shares some characteristics with rolled oolong. Oolongs tend to undergo a baking process after being rolled, whereas this black tea receives no final roast; its dark color comes from the high oxidation process (80-90%). “Four Seasons” refers to the cultivar, which is known for producing tea year round (in four harvests, rather than two). Four Seasons Black Pearl is a late spring/early summer harvest.
Available in a 50 gram Bamboo Canister.
Very pleasant, medium-bodied brew. Sweet red apple cider flavors with cinnamon and blackberry notes.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|