Nannuo Mountain Puerh Black Tea Dragon Pearls
This tea hails from the famed Nannuo mountain of Menghai, Yuannan. Nannuo mountain has some of the oldest puerh trees in Yunnan. The picture below shows the current king puerh tree (inside the fence), said to be about 800 years old. This black tea is harvested from arbor trees at an elevation of around 1500-1800 meters by the Zeqing family who have been processing puerh black tea for decades. The picture below of grandma Zeqing was taken by Victoria at her home while sourcing this tea.
This puerh black tea use the method called puerh shai hong, which is not fully oxidized in the process, instead use less oxidation to allow the black tea to age over time, like sheng puerh tea aging. The processed leaves are then hand-pressed into dragon pearls. Due to the unique process and aging properties, this black tea dragon pearl is very smooth and silky, mellow and full-bodied, very juicy with a sweet aftertaste - a great, delicious every day black tea. You can use a glass teapot to brew the tea and watch the pearls swirling and opening up beautifully. This tea is very forgiving and very versatile, retaining its flavor over many infusions. However, gongfu brewing or a modified version of it is ideal. It certainly will supercharge your morning or delight you as your favorite afternoon tea.
Each dragon pearl weighs 7.5-8g.
Origin: Menghai, Yunnan province, China
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.