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A very special release, shaped carefully into beautiful 8 gram pearls. This form was our first take on sheng style teas, we have improved upon it and present a dragon pearl, which has evolved from its experimental take into a carefully created pearl, with zero leaf breakage. This is from Spring 2020 harvest and was stored in Manipur for the last two years.

 

The dry leaves have a dominant woody smell with a sweet background, after the rinse, which we strongly recommend since that would help open up the leaves, they come to life with notes of agarwood and dried apricots. The first infusion has a honey sweetness with a woody background, there is a note of Indian gooseberry on the finish. The second infusion carries this profile along with a very long finish of Indian raw jujube. The third steep is slightly minty wi