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Red Dragon Pearls - Black Dragon Pearl Tea

Red Dragon Pearls - Black Dragon Pearl Tea

$9.95
Product code: 214

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

An unusual black tea hand-rolled into “pearls” in southern Yunnan, China. This fantastically bold brew offers up all the flavors of a crisp autumn day with just one pearl. Malty, nuanced, and tannic, it also offers complex flavors of fallen leaves, cocoa, and spiced, stewed apples that set it apart from other black teas. Floral aromas and a clean, sweet finish round out this singular infusion.

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Origin: Red/Black Dragon Pearl Tea

Red Dragon Pearls (Also known as 'Black Dragon Pearl Tea') are originated from Yunnan, a Southern Chinese province bordering Vietnam. It's believed to be the birthplace of tea, and the oldest wild growing tea tree (never pruned to be bush height) is about 1,700 years old. Yunnan's most senior cultivated tree is a relative youngster - a mere 800 years old. These are the large leafed tea varieties - Camellia sinensis assamica - which is also found in India. Yunnan also has the distinction of producing more black tea than any other part of China, although it's a relative newcomer to this variety. Black tea was first produced here in 1939, and is distinguished by its unique peppery, earthy and sometimes cacaoy flavor.

How to Steep Red/Black Dragon Pearls Tea?

Steep Red Dragon Pearls tea in 100 °C (212 °F) hot water for 2-3 minutes.

How to Write  Red Dragon Pearls Tea in Chinese?

Yunnan Red Dragon Pearls Black Tea - 云南滇功夫红茶 - Yúnnán diān gōngfu hóngchá

Yunnan - 云南 - Yúnnán

Black Tea - 红茶 - hóngchá

How to Write Red Dragon Pearls Tea in other Languages?

Bulgarian: червен дракон перли чай, Czech: čaj červený drak perly, Danish: Red dragon perler te, Dutch: rode draak parels thee, Estonian: Red dragon pärlid tee, Finnish: punainen lohikäärme helmet teetä, French: thé de perles de dragon rouge, German: Roter Drache Perlen Tee, Greek: Κόκκινος δράκος Μαργαριτάρια τσάι, Indonesian: naga merah mutiara teh, Italian: tè di perle di drago rosso, Norwegian: rød drage perler te, Persian: چای مروارید سرخ اژدها, Polish: Czerwony smok perły herbaty, Portuguese: chá de pérolas do dragão vermelho, Romanian: ceai de perle dragon roşu, Russian: Красный Дракон жемчуг чай, Spanish: té de perlas dragón rojo, Swedish: Röda draken pärlor te, Turkish: kırmızı ejderha inci çay

Additional Information

Steeping Time 2-3 min
Steeping Temperature 100 °C - 212 °F
Grams per Cup 2 gram
Tea Year 2013
Tea Season Autumn
Tea Caffeine Content high
Tea Region Various Villages
Tea Province Yunnan
Time of the Day morning, afternoon

Customer Reviews

Review by Frolic
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Wow boy did they expanded! 2 little pearls fluffed out into a nice pile of full long leaves. I take a sip. Deep dark chocolate washes over my tongue. Yum! It's rich and almost has a thick mouth feel. It has very little astringency. It's just smooth and delightful.

This tea make me want to cuddle up with a book and a fuzzy blanket, even though it's almost 80 degrees outside! It's funny how a good tea can completely transport you to another world in just a sip.

The second steep was a bit more subdued, more milk chocolate than dark but still magical. (Posted on 9/1/14)
Review by C
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How I love pearls and here are some really delicious pearls. I’ve tried a few, and these are really nice. I went with five of these larger pearls (though Teasenz suggests one pearl) in a 12 ounce mug, black and gold leaves wrapped tightly. These are called “red” but Teasenz is from China and China likes to call their black teas red. This is Yunnan tea which is one of my favorite types of black tea. I went with a short rinse with boiled water then steeped for two minutes. The color of the cup is actually a luscious red. The flavor is deep dark chocolate, with hints of maple or brown sugar. Perfect level of depth and briskness. The second steep was very nice too, as the leaves were completely unraveled, maybe just not as chocolate as the first cup. The cup actually looked like some milk chocolate had been melted in the mug. Very delicious – one of the most delicious types of teas. If these were the first pearls I tried, I would have fell in love instantly. And I’m remembering how much I love them now. I wouldn’t have any problem stocking these as the pearls in my cupboard! Many of the pearls seem like they could be from the same source, since most of them are from Yunnan, but these are some of the best I’ve tried.
Steep #1 // just boiled // rinse // 2 min
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 min (Posted on 8/19/14)
Review by Tea Dragon Girl
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I got a sample of this tea from a friend, and then ordered a bag directly from Teasenz. It's safe to say now that I'm completely addicted.

This is just such a lovely black tea! You can taste chocolate, malt, and a some honey notes in each blend, and it keeps getting better with each brew (unlike tea bags that are just good for one time).

Highly recommended! (Posted on 9/30/13)

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