Panda Pearls

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Baked Bread, Smoke
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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  • “One of the last white teas I haven’t written a note about. In the packet, the little pearls smell sweet and bready, like sweet rolls — not the sugary pastry kind, but the hot, soft, fluffy with...” Read full tasting note
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A delicious hand-rolled China white tea. Although it looks similar to Dragon Pearls, a China green tea, it is lighter in flavor with less smokiness. It is also rolled into smaller balls. Use 1/2-1 tsp. per cup and steep in 160-degree water for 3-5 minutes. Leaves may be re-infused until the flavor is exhausted.

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One of the last white teas I haven’t written a note about.

In the packet, the little pearls smell sweet and bready, like sweet rolls — not the sugary pastry kind, but the hot, soft, fluffy with dinner kind.

I made the decision to totally ignore the temperature guidance from The Tea Table, because I knew that if I went that cool I was likely to get no color, no aroma, and no flavor. That’s always my experience with white teas.

So I went hotter, to the white tea setting on the Breville. I went with my custom steep time (4 minutes), a little longer than the Breville setting . I got a pale yellow, clear tea, that had a slightly smoky sweet bread aroma.

I have to say, this is one of the more enjoyable white teas I can remember tasting and I’m devastated that The Tea Table no longer has it showing as available on its web site.

This tea has flavor when made hot — I don’t have to relegate it to cold brew to actually get any flavor out of it. And the flavor is mild, sweet, bready, slightly smoky, and has no hint of dead plant or the musty undercurrent that many white teas seem to have.

Lovely.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Smoke

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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