These beautifully exquisite black pearls come from the Yunnan province of China, the area that is believed to be the birthplace of tea. The infusion produces a rich and smooth depth of flavor that is well-balanced. It has a slight sweetness with subtle earthy tones and cocoa notes. These pearls have little bitterness or astringency. Only two pearls are needed for each infusion, and you can re-steep them several times.