This tea is a top quality Organic Green ('Pearl River' signifies very important, master quality, cleanliness and good health). This superior quality Pearl River is exceptionally well graded with even curly leaf. A stylish tea with well formed leaves and pleasant green tea character.
Country of Origin: China
Region: Jiangxi Province, WuYuan County
Shipping Port: Shanghai
Grade: Special handmade green tea - Pearl River style
Altitude: up to 2500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Hand rolled and formed
Cup Characteristics: Some body with full green tea character with some pungency - A good satisfying cup
Infusion: Tending bright forest green
Hot tea brewing method: Can be used repeatedly - about 3 times. Use water about 180'F or 80'C. Place 1 teaspoon of tea in your cup, let the tea steep for about 1-3 minutes.- do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low - add more water, and so on and so on - until the flavor of the tea is exhausted. Look at the pattern of the leaves in the brew, not only do they foretell your fortune but you can see the shoots presenting themselves, not unlike a peacock's tail feathers fanning out.
Alternatively as with all top quality teas, scoop 2-4 teaspoons of tea into the teapot, pour in boiling water that has been freshly drawn (previously boiled water has lost most of its oxygen and therefore tends to be flat tasting), steep for 2-4 minutes (to taste), stir (the leaves will sink), pour into your cup but do not add milk or sugar since green tea is enjoyed 'straight-up'.
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.]