Very similar to our Pomelo Tea Balls, Honey Black Lemon Tea Balls are much less medicinal tasting. Honey Fragrance Black Tea is mixed with the pulp of a lemon before being placed back in the intact lemon peel and then processed in the traditional Hakka way. Through a series of steaming, sun drying, and baking these ingredients create a tea ball that can be aged or drunk right away, and has a unique flavor profile that you can't find anywhere else!
Lemon high notes and a touch of sourness give way to rich Honey Fragrance Black tea flavors in this pleasant tasting tea. With more age the flavors meld amazingly well to give you a smooth, powerful lemony black tea. Don't forget a little of the peel when you brew!
While the Pomelo Tea Balls were used traditionally as a medicine, these Lemon Tea Balls are very similar, but taste better.
It is a living tea, one of a kind, and will only get better with age. If you do plan on storing it make sure the area you store it in is very dry. Throwing it in a ziplock bag would be a good idea as well!
**Like all our teas, there are no artificial added flavors, colors or chemicals in this tea. All flavors are completely natural and agrochemical-free!**
Status: Agrochemical free garden
Cultivar: Big Leaf Oolong Honey Fragrance Black Tea and Organic Lemons
Oxidization: 100% for the tea
Season: Winter 2019
Method: Traditional Hakka Dried Fruit Tea Processing
Region: Rueishuei, Hualien
Recommend Brewing Style: ~100C water, 5-10g of tea and peel
You can treat it like a puer, or a black tea, or even a pour over coffee. Water to eat ratio is also up to you. You can include the orange husk or just chip out the tea. It seems drinking it with the peel is a much better experience as the fruity sweet sour taste is more pronounced. Treat it like a puer with short steeps seems to work well also.
***While this tea is legally preserved for export, it may fall under gray areas for some bureaucrats/zealots. If it does get confiscated unjustly at customs please rest assured that we will refund the money to you. We will take that risk upon ourselves!***