The World of Pearl Fine Teas


PEARL FINE TEAS is a company based out of 2801 13Th St Ne, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. This was its website from 2006-2014. You can now follow Pearl Fine Teas on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pearlfineteas/, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pearlfineteas or at their current website: www.pearlfineteas.com/.
The content below is from the site's archived pages. Sorry but no teas are available from this site.

I first came across Pearl Fine Teas when I was in Washington DC visiting some of my retail clients. I work for a company that sells wholesale vapor products. Although the vape scene is much bigger in California, Washington DC has its fair share of good vape stores. Since customer service plus great products are the foundation to the company's mission, sales people, such as myself, make sure to establish a relationship with our customers that is built on trust and camaraderie. Well, I had just emerged from the Reston Station Metro when I saw their Tea Tent where I grabbed myself a great tasting iced tea. I later saw another one of their Tea Tents at 13th & Penn Ave NW at CHoP (Capital Harvest on the Plaza). When I mentioned Pearl Teas and their Tea Tent(s) to several of my customers they all gushed about how great Pearl's teas were and it I were in either Del Ray, VA or DC during the weekend to check out several of the farmer's markets.

Enjoy learning about Pearl Fine Teas and check out their current website: www.pearlfineteas.com/

Welcome to The Pearl Fine Teas!
The word "Pearl" symbolizes purity, quality and integrity. That's us in an oyster shell.

We feel fortunate to have paid attention and found our way into the world of tea. For our love of these little leaves nourishes us on so many levels.​


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About Herbal Tea


Loose leaf herbal infusions have a history dating back further than that of tea. Our infusions are delicious and nourishing caffeine-free alternatives to keep your mind relaxed and your body rejuvenated.

Making Tea

Even the best tea can be ruined by using incorrect water temperature. Below is an infusion guide for herbal tea.
For a 12 oz pot of herbal tea, use one to one and one half tablespoons of tea in 194˚-203˚ water for 2 to 3 minutes
The above recommendations are a rough guide depending on density and shape of leaves as well as personal preference so please refer to any specific instructions given for each tea, and by all means feel free to experiment.

Lemon Chamomile -

A blend of soothing chamomile flowers, the tang of lemon grass,and the relaxing properties of lavender flowers, yields an aromatic, flavorful variation of the standard herbal infusion. Perfect at bedtime or whenever quiet time is needed. Caffeine Free.

Types of Herbal Teas

Ginger Lemon -

Many requests for a ginger tea led to this herbal blend of cut ginger root, linden flower and lemon grass. The pungency of ginger is accented with a lemon note, blended with the honey sweetness of linden.

Chai Chai Christy -

A favorite of the owner’s 4 year old niece, Christy. An herbal version of our popular Chai Spice black tea, this tea uses organic Rooibos from South Africa as a base, together with ginger, cardamom, clove and cinnamon.

Rooibos Bourbon Vanilla -

This organic "Red Bush" herbal tea from South Africa is blended with genuine Bourbon Vanilla pieces and has the distinction of being an herbal tea that takes milk well. The orange-red liquor is rich, soft and aromatic, with a citrus-like sweetness.

Rooibos Lemon Cream -

Another "Red Bush" organic herbal tea from South Africa, our Rooibos (ROY-BUS) Lemon Cream tea is treat. Hints of lemongrass marry with the distinct lemon aftertaste for a truly unusual, smooth and creamy "lemon tea".

Counting Sheep -

Need to unwind? Count Sheep... 1... 2... 3... You should be asleep by now.

Fruity Loop - 1 oz

100% pure fruit! Sweet and full of flavor!Wonderful hot and over ice! This melange of apple, mango, dried pineapple, rosehips, orange and citrus is truly a sweet treat.

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About Scented Tea


The production of truly authentic scented teas are a matter of balancing outstanding flavour with aromatics. The 'tea element' should not be lost in too strong an aroma and so we insist that our scented teas are made with the highest quality spring picked leaf instead of low quality summer leaf as is commonly the case.

For a 12oz pot of white tea, use two tablespoons (3g) of tea in 85-90 degrees Celsius water for 1 to 2 minutes

Types of Scented Teas

Jasmine Yin Hao

Finest green tea, scented many times with fresh jasmine blossoms creating a richly perfumed aroma and full bodied flavour. A wonderful everyday treat for jasmine lovers.

Hand-tied Arabian Jasmine

Green tea buds, scented with jasmine, and tied into a sphere around an Arabian Jasmine flower.

Earl Grey

We decided to create an Earl Grey of supreme quality for the discerning lover of tea scented with Bergamot. Instead of low grade leaf we have used an excellent Ceylon as the base of this wonderfully rich tea.

Jasmine Pearls

Made from Fujian's very best "before the rains" spring-harvested green tea buds and two lower leaves. Hand-fashioned into elegant pearls.

Orchid Oolong

High mountain green oolong from Taiwan which is shipped to Fujian Province China to be scented with fresh orchid flowers. Yulan, the type of orchid we use is a much larger flower and much more aromatic than a jasmine.

Jasmine Silver Needle

First picking of white tea buds as April rains begin. Natural sun-drying without rolling. The marriage of the finest silver needle and fresh jasmine flowers creates perfect balance of delicate white tea taste and sweet jasmine.

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About White Tea

Our White tea is processed in the most natural way possible - it is just picked and sun dried. White teas have almost no caffeine and are reputed to contain more antioxidants than any other tea.

Making Tea
Even the best tea can be ruined by using poor quality water and incorrect water temperature. Green and white teas are the most delicate, being made (at best) from the youngest, unrolled and unoxidized leaf. Water above 85 degrees centigrade 'overcooks' the leaf destroying the complex favours of the tea and in many cases making the infusion bitter, unpleasant and unrefined.

For a 12oz pot of white tea, use two teaspoons of tea in 167˚-185˚ water for 1 to 3 minutes
 

Type of White Teas

White Peony -

First picking of white tea bud and two lower leaves as the April rains begin. No rolling or firing - simply sun-dried. Rich, complex and soothing but light and refreshing. Hints of melon, citrus and honey.

Silver Needles -

Silver Needles are the downy first spring buds of the Da-Bai tea plant.

Antlers d'Amour - 1 oz (limited edition)

We tried this tea at the 2009 World Tea Expo and immediately fell in love. Our newest Antlers d'Amour is direct from Malawi, Africa and is hand-made from tender stems. (No leaves!)

Jasmine Silver Needle

First picking of white tea buds as April rains begin. Natural sun-drying without rolling. The marriage of the finest silver needle and fresh jasmine flowers creates perfect balance of delicate white tea taste and sweet jasmine.

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About Pu-erh Tea

Pu-erh tea is China's great mystery tea and exact processing methods are a closely guarded secret. In Ming China, those who wandered in the Emperor's tea gardens would be put to death! Green or black tea can be used as the starting point for the ageing process which can take from anything from one to one hundred years. This is genuinely fermented tea as a culture grows on it over time mellowing, concentrating and enhancing the flavor.

Making Tea
Even the best tea can be ruined by using poor quality water incorrect water temperature. Below is an infusion guide for pu-erh tea.

For a 12oz pot of pu-erh tea, use one to one and one half teaspoon of tea in boiling water for 10 seconds to 1 minute

Types of Pu-erh Teas

Golden Tip Pu-erh –

Rich, smooth, woody, earthy and deeply satisfying. Lacking the unpleasant mustiness of some pu'erhs.

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About Black Tea

Black or red tea as the Chinese call it, is picked and rolled to expose the juices in the leaf to the air fully, and then fired. The majority of black tea being produced today represents the most ordinary, substandard tea ever made. Our black teas from China, Assam, Darjeeling and Ceylon are the world's finest, full of complexity, variety and beauty of appearance.

Making Tea

Even the best tea can be ruined by using incorrect water temperature. Below is an infusion guide for black tea.
For a 12oz pot of black tea, use one to one and one half tablespoons (3g) of tea in 95 degrees Celsius water for 30 seconds to 3 minutes

Types of Black Teas

Yunnan Gold

Select, down covered leaf-buds from the Yunnan province.

Darjeeling

Second Flush Darjeeling 'Wondertea' from the Gopaldhara Estate. A fantastic tea, replete with muscatel flavour and natural sweetness. If you love Darjeeling tea you will find our Wondertea an amazing find!

Ceylon

One of the most outstanding Ceylon teas you will ever drink. Takes well to milk although best drunk black. Full bodied, soothing and complex.

Masala Chai Spice

Traditional Indian heavy bodied black tea with an exotic spice mix, including cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

Earl Grey

We decided to create an Earl Grey of supreme quality for the discerning lover of tea scented with Bergamot. Instead of low grade leaf we have used an excellent Ceylon as the base of this wonderfully rich tea.

Keemun Hao Ya

Keemum Hao Ya is the highest grade of Keemum tea. These fuzzy-tipped, tobacco-hued leaves produce the most extraordinarily bright, eye-catching amber cup.

Assam

Selected from many Assam teas for its extraordinarily rich maltiness and surprisingly floral tones. The best Assam we tasted this year!

Wuyi Lapsang Bohea

Organic Wuyi Lapsang Bohea from the original 400 year old Lapsang Farm in Fujian's Wuyi Mountains.

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About Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is semi-oxidized and rests somewhere between unoxidized green tea and fully oxidized black tea. Oolong tea can be lightly or heavily oxidized depending on the intentions of the tea master responsible for production. Low in caffeine, yet more stimulating than green or white tea, oolongs are the world's most diverse and complex tasting teas. The leaves can also be re-infused after you have finished enjoying the first cup with minimal reduction in the strength of the flavour.

Types of Oolong Teas

Yellow Gold Oolong (Huang Jin Gui)

This tea has an aroma of blossoming lilies. Its flavour is equally alluring.

Jade Oolong

Our Jade Oolong is floral, smooth and savoury.  It is grown in Nantou in central Taiwan, an area of dense vegetation and natural fertility surrounded by rolling mountains enveloped in clouds.

Dark High Mountain Dong Ding

High Mountain Dark Roast is picked on one of Taiwan's most famous tea mountains Dong Ding and is produced for us in very limited quantities at an award winning farm. Sweet chestnut and dark roasted charcoal notes.

Orchid Oolong

High mountain green oolong from Taiwan which is shipped to Fujian Province China to be scented with fresh orchid flowers. Yulan, the type of orchid we use is a much larger flower and much more aromatic than a jasmine.

Monkey Picked

Hearty and satisfying roasted hazel and chestnut with sweetness and peachy finish. The perfect balance of roast, fruit and floral qualities.

Wenshan Baozhong

Baozhong is a rare and lightly oxidised oolong - oxidised just enough to distinguish it from unoxidised green tea.

`Wuyi Great Red Robe (Da Hong Pao)

Great Red Robe (Da Hong Pao) is one of the four rare, famous WuYi Mountain rock oolongs.

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About Green Tea

Green tea is picked, withered and then steamed and/or fired to prevent any oxygen getting into the leaf. Shaping also takes place during firing to maintain or alter the appearance of the leaf. The finest green and white teas are often those made from the first plucking when the rains first begin to fall in April. The spring rain makes the fresh tea buds swell and reach their greatest concentration of flavour.

Making Tea

Even the best tea can be ruined by using incorrect water temperature. Green and white teas are the most delicate, being made (at best) from the youngest, unrolled and unoxidized leaf. Water above 85 degrees centigrade 'overcooks' the leaf destroying the complex favours of the tea and in many cases making the infusion bitter, unpleasant and unrefined.

For a 12oz pot of green tea, use one to two tablespoons (3g) of tea in 75-85 degrees Celsius water for 30 seconds to 2 minutes

Types of Green Teas

Maojian Tea

Maojian is one of China's most famous green teas, grown high in the mountains in misty tea gardens with brief sunlight and cold nights.

Jasmine Yin Hao

Finest green tea, scented many times with fresh jasmine blossoms creating a richly perfumed aroma and full bodied flavour. A wonderful everyday treat for jasmine lovers.

Genmai cha

A blend of Japanese green tea with toasted and popped brown rice; the roasted crunchy flavor is very unique, nutty and refreshing.

Hand-tied Arabian Jasmine

Green tea buds, scented with jasmine, and tied into a sphere around an Arabian Jasmine flower.

Moroccan Mint

A refreshing and delicious combination of green tea and mint leaves. Usually served sweetened. Enjoy hot or iced.

Jasmine Pearls

Made from Fujian's very best "before the rains" spring-harvested green tea buds and two lower leaves. Hand-fashioned into elegant pearls.

Dragon Well (Long Jing)

Picked before the Qing Ming festival (April 5th), the leaves that make-up this tea were allowed to grow very slowly over the winter, absorbing nutrients from the soil and developing great depth of flavour.

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