Black tea, being less pliable than green tea, isn’t often hand-shaped in this manner. The fresh leaf is processed traditionally into black tea. Then the leaves are rolled into a pearl shape, by hand, using a small piece of cloth and a judicious misting of water. The tea is then lightly dried, scented with jasmine blossoms, and finally fully finished. The end result is a beautifully shaped pearl of tea that brews into a well-balanced cup. The liquor has a pleasantly thick mouth-feel with a nice balance of honey-like flavor tones that enhance the jasmine bouquet.