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.
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
|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 Caffeine Content||high|
|Tea Region||Fengqing Village|
|Tea in Chinese||红龙珠|
- Review by IgnisS
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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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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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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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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)