Nannuo Mountain Arbor Tree Pu-erh Black Tea Dragon Pearls
This tea hails from the famed Nannuo mountain of Menghai, Yuannan. Nannuo mountain has some of the oldest pu-erh trees in Yunnan. This black tea is harvested from arbor trees at an elevation of around 1500-1800 meters by the Zeqing family who has been resides in Duoyi village for generations. Zeqing's grandpa used to work for the famous Menghai Tea Factory in the 1940s. The picture below of grandma Zeqing was taken by Victoria at her home while sourcing this tea.
This Pu-erh black tea use the method called Pu-erh shai hong, which is not fully oxidized in the process, instead use less oxidation method to allow the black tea to age over time, like sheng Pu-erh tea aging. The processed leaves are then hand-pressed into dragon pearls. Due to the unique process and aging, this black tea dragon pearl is very smooth and mellow, full-bodied, very juicy with a sweet aftertaste - a great value for every day black tea. This tea is very forgiving and very versatile, retaining its flavor over many infusions. You can use a glass teapot to brew the tea and watch the pearls swirling and opening up beautifully, but we recommend using gongfu brewing method or a modified version is ideal. It certainly will supercharge your morning or delight you as your favorite afternoon tea.
Each dragon pearl varies in weight from 7.5 to 8g as each is individually hand pressed. Each holiday flair gift pack contains 3 individually wrapped pearls.
Origin: Nannuo Mountain, Menghai, Yunnan province
Harvest Time: Early April 2019
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaf)
Caffeine level: Medium
Food Pairing: Great for a hearty breakfast, pairing well with bread and rich fatty foods, or simply as a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Smooth and silky, mellow and full-bodied, very juicy with a sweet aftertaste. A very versatile tea that can be thoroughly enjoyed either hot or iced, breakfast or afternoon tea.
210oF, 1 pearl for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minutes, up to 10 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.