Eikokuya Pear Fruits Tea

This Eikokuya Fruits Tea comes as a sampler with five black teas and five large pieces of dif­fer­ent dried fruits. It’s some­what old, so there’s some dis­col­our­a­tion in the fruit. This one is Eikokuya Pear Fruits Tea.

Each fruit fla­vour comes in indi­vidu­ally sealed envel­opes con­tain­ing the tea bag of black tea and the dried pear.

Steeping one tea bag with the dried pear in almost boil­ing water for 3 minutes, the tea is a trans­lu­cent deep red col­our with a sweet black tea nose and some sed­i­ment from the dried pear break­ing down.

Served hot with one tea­spoon of sug­ar, the fla­vour is black tea through and through with the dried pear adding very little fla­vour. The pear becomes mushy in the tea and isn’t appet­iz­ing or fla­vour­ful. As a black tea, though, it’s pleas­ant with a nat­ur­al sweet­ness and min­im­al bit­ter­ness or astrin­gency.

This bag of Eikokuya Pear Fruits Tea was part of a set of five dif­fer­ent fla­vours and con­tained 4 g. The tea ori­gin­ated in Sri Lanka and was pur­chased in Tokyo, Japan in 2014.