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Yunnan Gold Pearls
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Very enjoyableReview by Tea and Teddy
This was the first Canton tea I tried and it was lovely! http://teapottreats.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/canton-tea-co-yunnan-gold-pearls.html(Posted on 4/27/14)
PerfectReview by Anne
Lovely tea, easy to brew, easy to drink any time of day, I make it with one pearl and 200 ml boiling water. Best of all it doesn't seem to get bitter when I forget to pour it for 5 min.(Posted on 2/21/14)
good qualityReview by Davy
With my last order from Canton Tea there was this little sample of yunnan black pearls included. I had it sitting here for a while now and my curiosity has taken the upper hand.(Posted on 10/22/13)
Upon opening the package i can smell a light malty typical yunnan flavor. I had yunnan tea's before but that where usual loose tea's, this is something different. The pearls as they are called are pretty big tea balls. Lets say about 1cm diameter max but most are a bit smaller. Its easy to measure in your teacup and the instructions note that i best use 2 balls for 250ml water. But i like my black tea strong so i'm using 3...
I'm using almost boiling water and a 3min infusion for my first cup. The little teaballs start to unfurl and bubble open pretty slowly and after a minute or so it increases it speed and starts getting alive. The balls turn out to be pretty large yunnan leafs, pretty tippy to. The color of the infusion is a hazy brown, not so dark then i expected but it smells good!
Tasting this tea reveals a slightly malt and spicy flavor that holds up pretty well, its surprisingly sweet and not bitter at all. I'm enjoying this and its easy to make because off the balls u just pick some out the package and are ready to go...
Overall not my most favorite yunnan but its a good quality
solid redReview by OTT
Each fermented leaf unfurling;(Posted on 9/30/13)
late birds nesting.
Big reds and browns swirl.
(Spring 2012 harvest)
very good teaReview by dorienblu
this yunnan black tea is really good, convenient in the shape, and seems to stand a dew minutes of brewing without becoming bitter, it gets just darker and full-bodied. Great :)(Posted on 9/3/13)
full of fun with the very bud leavesReview by little sea
I love the bolls and the aroma goes out in brewing. The leaves are also very good, they are the very delicate buds.(Posted on 3/3/13)
Easy and satisfyingReview by Wigwam
Good flavour and colour, and a convenient way to make a consistent brew. I use two pearls per 250ml glass cup.(Posted on 2/28/13)
Also known as Black Pearls and Dragon Pearls.
|Chinese Name||红珍珠 (Red Pearl)|
|Origin||Feng Qing Mountains, Lincang, China|
|Leaf Appearance||Black and gold leaves rolled into marble-sized pearls|
|Aroma||Rich, sweet and slightly malty|
|Liquor||Deep golden orange|
|Tasting Notes||Robust with hints of plum and caramel and a sweet finish|
|Quick Brewing Instructions||Use 1-2 pearls per cup (200ml), water temperature 95°; infuse 2-3 mins.
Read more about Chinese Black Tea in Canton Tea School.