drank Red Dragon Pearl by thepuriTea
1112 tasting notes

I have a sixth sense about teas that I know I will absolutely love. Without a moment’s hesitation, I plunked down the dough to get 16 oz of these pearls without ever tasting a one!

They arrived on Saturday (fantastic service, thepuriTea!) with 3 nice samples (thank you!)!

I am trying them for the first time today (4 pearls, about 9 oz water, 3 min) and wow – they taste exactly as I hoped. Molasses-y on the first steep, and oh my god the second steep is so dark chocolatey that I had to pause and blink! (blink, blink! Oh this is good!).

I’m sorry but I have to end this note. This second steep is so good that I don’t want to do anything but drink it!

Thank you moraiwe for the hot tip!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
moraiwe

Haha! No problem! Glad they were as awesome as you hoped :)

JacquelineM

moraiwe, they are even better than I hoped! I am so grateful!

gmathis

Wow. Mmmmmm!

Terri HarpLady

Yay! I ordered some of these as well, & I’m awaiting their arrival!

ashmanra

Do you still have your pigeon?

JacquelineM

ashmanra – Yes! He actually coos excitedly when he sees me walking up to the house after work. He’s been hanging out under the eave of our porch — he feels safe there I think. I haven’t had any luck talking with local pigeon experts but did email another yesterday. I read that modified rabbit hutches may work for a home. I’ve also been reading about the history of pigeons and humans -fascinating! The military in America kept pigeons for messages up until the 1950s! And they have a very bonding and loyal personality which I can see already :)

ashmanra

Squee! That sounds so neat!

Terri HarpLady

Awesome! I had a pigeon that I rescued when I was 10 or so. It had a broken wing, which I set, & it healed & decided to live in this one corner where 2 sides of our roof came together & made a natural little shelter. It still lived there when we moved, about 10 years later.

JacquelineM

Terri – 10 years! Wow! It makes me feel better about letting him live free but feeding him and caring for him! I think he likes being here and flying free. I saw him flying with some Mourning Doves so I wonder if they might be making friends (I worry about him being lonely).

The other thing I can do is try and catch/trap him and give him to a pigeon club — it doesn’t feel right but I’m not sure if that’s me putting my feelings on him or if that’s really what’s what. I’m giving myself (and the pigeon) the summer to make the decision!

KeenTeaThyme

I’ve never heard of Red Dragon Pearls but they sound lovely! Adding to my shopping list…

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moraiwe

Haha! No problem! Glad they were as awesome as you hoped :)

JacquelineM

moraiwe, they are even better than I hoped! I am so grateful!

gmathis

Wow. Mmmmmm!

Terri HarpLady

Yay! I ordered some of these as well, & I’m awaiting their arrival!

ashmanra

Do you still have your pigeon?

JacquelineM

ashmanra – Yes! He actually coos excitedly when he sees me walking up to the house after work. He’s been hanging out under the eave of our porch — he feels safe there I think. I haven’t had any luck talking with local pigeon experts but did email another yesterday. I read that modified rabbit hutches may work for a home. I’ve also been reading about the history of pigeons and humans -fascinating! The military in America kept pigeons for messages up until the 1950s! And they have a very bonding and loyal personality which I can see already :)

ashmanra

Squee! That sounds so neat!

Terri HarpLady

Awesome! I had a pigeon that I rescued when I was 10 or so. It had a broken wing, which I set, & it healed & decided to live in this one corner where 2 sides of our roof came together & made a natural little shelter. It still lived there when we moved, about 10 years later.

JacquelineM

Terri – 10 years! Wow! It makes me feel better about letting him live free but feeding him and caring for him! I think he likes being here and flying free. I saw him flying with some Mourning Doves so I wonder if they might be making friends (I worry about him being lonely).

The other thing I can do is try and catch/trap him and give him to a pigeon club — it doesn’t feel right but I’m not sure if that’s me putting my feelings on him or if that’s really what’s what. I’m giving myself (and the pigeon) the summer to make the decision!

KeenTeaThyme

I’ve never heard of Red Dragon Pearls but they sound lovely! Adding to my shopping list…

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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