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Three pearls for 250mL water @ 94C, steeped 4 minutes, drunk bare.

The packet copy reccommends a 5-minute steep, which is probably worth trying … or using 4 pearks at a time. My first infusion here is a bit weak …

Sweet black Hunnan with a clean finish, and some gentle honey and jasmine notes. Not a ravishing jasmine, but refreshing, and a lovely change from a green jasmine. A slightly stale note on the finish, as if either the tea leaf or the jasmine got exposed to too much air. Not sure this one lives up to the hype, but it is lovely.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

Sorry — pearks = pearls.

Amariel

So the jasmine was mild then? I like jasmine, but only when it is not too strong.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Quite mild. As is the black tea part.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

Sorry — pearks = pearls.

Amariel

So the jasmine was mild then? I like jasmine, but only when it is not too strong.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Quite mild. As is the black tea part.

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I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

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