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Red Dragon Pearls - Black Dragon Pearl Tea

Red Dragon Pearls - Black Dragon Pearl Tea

$9.95
Product code: 214

Quick Overview:

An unusual black tea hand-rolled into pearls. This fantastically bold brew offers up all the flavors of a crisp autumn day with just one pearl. With complex malty flavors and a clean sweet finish.

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Details

This rare spring harvested tea in the shape of pearls steeps a full-bodied infusion. Each pearl is made of hand-picked leaves and golden buds that are manually processed into their gem-like form.

Our Black Dragon Pearl tea from Yunnan has an exquisitely smooth body and releases a sweet and malty flavor when it elegantly unfurls in your cuppa. Good for multiple infusions, perfect as a morning or afternoon tea.

Origin

Red Dragon Pearls (Also known as 'Black Dragon Pearl Tea') are originated from Fengqing, Yunnan. 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.

Black Dragon Pearls Tea in Chinese: 龙珠红茶

Additional Information

Steeping time 5 min
Steeping temperature 95 °C - 200 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) 6-8 pearls
Tea Year 2016
Tea Season Autumn
Tea Caffeine Content high
Tea Region Fengqing Village
Tea Province Yunnan
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 红龙珠

Customer Reviews

Review by IgnisS
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I've never seen a black tea pearls before. In Poland there are lots of black tea types, but most of them are just in typical bags. I like the taste, and the price. You can use just a few pearls for a kettle and it will be enough.
As you can see, after they expand, the leaves used here are nice, and the quality is really good. (Posted on 5/15/2016)
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 9/1/2014)
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 8/19/2014)
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 9/30/2013)

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