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Ten Tea'sSM Rose Pearl tea is our finest and most exquisite rose tea. This tea is special due to the scenting process, the tea that is used as its base, and the care taken afterwards. A typical grade of rose tea is scented once with fresh rose petals, but in Rose Pearl the tea leaves are scented multiple times. The fresh rose petals are more difficult to obtain than fresh jasmine flowers used for jasmine tea. The green tea used as the Rose Pearl's base is one of the finest grades of green tea grown in China.
After the tea has been scented, the green tea leaves are hand rolled into pearl shaped balls which gives this tea its name. When steeped, these leaves unroll and produce a tea with a pronounced rose aroma with a fresh green tea undertone, a refreshing sweet rose taste, and a pleasing long lasting floral aftertaste. The hue of this tea is a light peach color.
The water used to steep this tea should be about 160-180°F or 70-80°C. Use about 1.5 teaspoons (3 grams) of tea leaves for about every 5 ounces (150 ml) of water. A steeping time of about 3-5 minutes with more or less time is recommended depending on the desired concentration. As a rough guide, the hotter the water or the greater the amount of leaves used, the shorter the steeping time should be. The use of a covered glass or ceramic cup is recommended for steeping in order to appreciate the tea leaves. This tea may be infused 3 or more times.
Net tea weight is 4 ounces (113.4 g) and shipping weight is 0.38 lb. This tea comes in a resealable polymer bag. Temporarily out of stock.