Review: Canton Tea Company Black Pearls

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Thumbs up!"A delicious black tea that is molded into a convenient form to carry or measure. Definitely worth the cost to pick some up for a treat."
Shaiha’s Teaview: 9.2/10
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When I first saw black teas made into little pearls I was all for it. Just think of the convenience when you are looking for a tea to take places. Alas I tried a couple different varieties and just wasn't that pleased with the flavors. Yet when I saw that Canton Tea was offering a sample of their black pearls I just jumped on the chance to try them especially as I have been nothing but pleased by the quality of their offerings. And boy was I glad that I had.

The pearls themselves are a sight to behold. They are larger then any pearl tea I have ran across before be it a green or black. These pearls are about the size of a marble and have wonderful colors of dark green, red and gold. The aroma is both malty and fruity.

I used ten of the pearls in my sample for a 1200ml teapot using 200 degree water and a steep time of 2 minutes. The resulting brew is a dark reddish brown with a sweet malty aroma. The first thing that I noticed when I took a sip was a cooling minty flavor that then blossoms into sweet caramel along with the flavors of peaches and plums. There is a sweet lingering aftertaste.

This is a wonderful tea that I am completely sold on. At $31.60 for a 100g it is a bit pricey but well worth splurging on and picking some up for a special treat. Especially when you consider that you can steep the leaves more than once.

— To purchase Canton Tea Company Black Pearls, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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