Half Moon Pearl is a summer-picked green tea from Sandakphu that is shaped into striking half-moon pearls. Its vibrant amber liquor has fragrant notes of bean sprout, endive, and parsnip. As the tea is enjoyed, notes of artichoke and steamed spinach develop as the leaves unfurl. It is a wonderful, comforting afternoon tea.
This rare second flush tea from Sandakphu is hand-picked from select tea bushes with high chlorophyll content and valuable antioxidants. One leaf and a bud are plucked and are immediately placed in a withering truck in the fields with a supply of cold air. After one hour, the leaves go through a one-minute de-enzyme process, which halts the oxidation. The leaves are put into a roller, then a shaper, producing the beautiful half-moon pearls.
One heaping teaspoon of tea per 8 ounce cup. Cool boiling water for 3 minutes, then steep tea 1 - 2 minutes.