Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Chocolate, Honey, Malt, Smooth, Astringent
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Edit tea info Last updated by AllanK
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 17 oz / 503 ml

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  • “Another sample from Inkling. This was a fun one to try, since I don’t believe I’ve had any other pearls besides jasmine pearls. I got a good deal of malt from this one and enjoyed it while getting...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thank you so much to AllanK for sending me some of this delicious tea! I’ve never had a black pearl tea before and wasn’t quite sure what to expect…as it turns out, this is one of the best straight...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a very tasty tea from my local tea shop, Clipper Ship Tea Company. I have decided to review it here in case anyone is local on Long Island or even an NYC resident who might choose to take a...” Read full tasting note
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Another sample from Inkling. This was a fun one to try, since I don’t believe I’ve had any other pearls besides jasmine pearls. I got a good deal of malt from this one and enjoyed it while getting some work done in the morning, but it honestly isn’t one I see myself seeking out to buy.

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Thank you so much to AllanK for sending me some of this delicious tea! I’ve never had a black pearl tea before and wasn’t quite sure what to expect…as it turns out, this is one of the best straight black teas I’ve ever tried! Even after a 6-minute steep, it’s super smooth…I don’t notice any bitterness or astringency and I feel no need to add milk (which is unusual for me when drinking a straight black tea). There’s a nice natural sweetness here with notes of chocolate, honey, and malt. And on top of all that, you can keep re-steeping it practically all day. I may have found a new favorite…

Flavors: Chocolate, Honey, Malt, Smooth

AllanK

I am glad you liked it. It was my favorite straight black from Clipper Ship Tea Company, a company that is rumored to soon have a website. They have switched from selling tea by “30 cup” sizes and now sell in 50g and 150g sizes, etc. Once their website gets going it would be worth checking out. I have gotten a lot of good tea from them.

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This is a very tasty tea from my local tea shop, Clipper Ship Tea Company. I have decided to review it here in case anyone is local on Long Island or even an NYC resident who might choose to take a trip. They do not have a website, they do take phone orders.

Back to this tea. This is a pearl tea, large pearl shaped nuggets of Yunnan black tea. It is very malty and slightly astringent. A hint of natural sweetness pokes through too. There is some bitterness as well. This tea defines complex. It has malt flavors, it has astringent flavors, it has sweet flavors, it has bitter flavors. It is excellent with sugar, how I am drinking it now, and takes honey well from what I remember. You could add milk to this one but I never add milk to tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
AllanK

If anyone who reads this is local to Long Island, or potentially even Queens, they should take a ride and check out this store. It is about the only real tea store on Long Island save Teavana and I think one other. They have a great selection of teas and teaware. They even had a couple of gaiwans the last time I was there. They are located in Northport village so they are well located for anyone in eastern Nassau County or Western Suffolk County.

AllanK

You can also find them on Facebook and Yelp. The owner has a reputation for being a little odd but it is a nice shop with excellent tea. They are cheaper than Teavana.

boychik

Thank you for the info
I might check it out when we visit my sis. She is in Merrick. I hope it’s not too far;)

AllanK

It is between a 30 and 45 minute drive from Merrick, depending on the traffic. They have a facebook page where you can look up the address. I am going there tomorrow in all possibility and may buy a gaiwan depending on what they have. If I get anything I will post pics on instagram.

apt

Allan: Have you ever been to Fang Gourmet?

AllanK

I have been to Fang Gourmet Tea. They are a great little store. They do sampling as a gongfu tea service.

AllanK

I have been to Fang Gourmet Tea and plan to go again sometime this winter. That was the first time I had ever had a true Gongfu Tea service. They are an incredible store although their tea is pricy and their teaware mostly out of my price range.

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