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 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
|Steeping time||5 min|
|Steeping temperature||95 °C - 200 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||2-5 gram|
|Tea Caffeine Content||high|
|Tea Region||Various Villages|
- Review by Frolic
Aroma Taste Price
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 9/1/2014)
- Review by C
Taste Price Aroma
Steep #1 // just boiled // rinse // 2 min
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 min (Posted on 8/19/2014)
- Review by Tea Dragon Girl
Price Aroma Taste
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 9/30/2013)