Known as Pinhead Gunpowder Tea in the West, and Pearl Tea (Zhu Cha -珠茶) in China, this tea is named after the town in Zhejiang Province where it originated, Pingshui (平珠)
The leaves are plucked during April and May when the quality of leaves are at their highest, then they are withered, steamed, rolled, and dried.
The tea has a light and slightly fragrant aroma. It has a medium body with a slightly bitter, nutty taste and a vegetal profile.
Origin: Zhejiang Province, China
Elevation: Grown: 1000 - 2000ft above sea level.
Tea Variety: Camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis
Brewing Temperature: 60 - 85°C
Caffeine Content: Approx. 20mg per cup
Amount: 5g of tea leaves to 100ml of water
Sold in quantities of 100g