DetailsORGANIC PEARL RIVER
(Organic China Green Tea)
Country of Origin: China
Region: Jiangxi Province, WuYuan County
Grade: Special handmade green tea - Pearl River style
Manufacture Type: Hand rolled and formed
Cup Characteristics: Full green tea flavor with delicate pungency and body. Satisfying cup tending bright forest green color.
Infusion: Tending bright forest green
Ingredients: Luxury organic green tea
Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.
Certificate #: 150 - 2008
Organic tea is produced without the input of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and herbicides. Unfortunately the yield per acre is lower and quite often quality can suffer compared to when fertilizers and others inputs are utilized. Nevertheless with good manufacturing techniques, the cup characteristics can be maintained at a very high level - such is the case with this tea. This tea is a top quality Green Tea (Pearl River signifies very important, master quality, cleanliness and good health). This superior quality Pearl River is exceptionally well graded with even curly leaf. Interestingly only the best leaves are able to achieve this particular curl and to sort these leaves from the rest of the leaf production the estate hand sorts! This literally means that the tea is spread out on a table and the leaves are picked out - one by one! The best tea is made during March and April when the tea bush re-emerges from its winter dormancy and expends all its spring energy into growing the new shoots. The estate employs fine plucking techniques, which is to say that only the top two leaves and the new bud is taken. Further, the plucking only takes place in the pre-dawn, when the leaf is covered with a misty dew, which improves the taste and imparts a fullness to the tea character.