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Honey Black Lemon Tea Balls

Honey Black Lemon Tea Balls

Regular price $29.00

Honey Black Lemon Tea Balls

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.  

These are living teas and will only get better with age. If you do plan on aging this tea make sure the area you store it in is dry with no strong odors. Throwing it in a ziplock bag would be a good idea as well but don't forget to let the balls breath every once in a while!

**Like all our teas, there are no artificial added flavors, colors or chemicals in this tea. All flavors are completely natural and agrochemical-free!**

Elevation: 300m

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-tea 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. Treating it like a puer with short steeps also seems to work well.

***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!***

For more information on how to break and brew these teas please see the video below.



Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

It is an interesting black tea, worth trying.

Melissa Phillips
This stuff is amazing

This tea is truly unique and has a much more powerful lemon taste than anything else I've tried. The seller's description is spot on; can't say it better myself.
I've tried brewing it both western style and gongfu style and I'd say gongfu works better.

Kirsten Staller

This was beyond delicious. It was fresh, aromatic, and delightful. I made three pots with this tea, and each pot was just as delicious (using the same leaves). I will be ordering more in the future.

Please Bring This Tea Back Regularly!!

The lemon flavor in this tea is intense, fragrant, sweet and complex! The lemon is Rich, the flavor hits more than one note and lingers. It will be hard to go back to artificially flavored lemon teas after this. It is best enjoyed hot.