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drank Black Dragon Pearl by Teavana
19 tasting notes

This is my favorite tea to drink. I am a big fan of Yunnan black teas, so this fits my palate nicely.

I love the smell of this tea. It’s earthy with notes of cocoa and malt. There is also a honey-like sweetness to the nose.

The taste is excellent: the malty and cocoa notes are quite obvious, but they are present after that honey-sweet earthiness mentioned before. One of my favorite things about this tea is that there is little to no bitterness at all (Personally, I have found that 195 degrees is a good temperature for black teas that bring out flavor without causing bitterness).

The second cup is just like the first, except the honey and malt take a backseat to the cocoa and earthiness. This tea doesn’t get noticeably weak to me until the 4th+ steeping. However, it is not a hugely apparent loss of flavor. In short, you’ll get many infusions with this one.

Although the price may be a breaker for some, anyone who has tried many Yunnan teas knows the difference in quality with price. Also, $15/ 2 oz. is a reasonable buy for this delicious concoction. I use three pearls per 8 oz./water, and I haven’t used mine up in weeks! Go buy this stuff and enjoy. There’s a reason it has such a high rating on Teavana.com

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I started drinking tea in February 2011, so I’d say I’m still pretty new to all this. What with all the flavors and health qualities of tea, I’ve fallen in love with the hobby!

My favorite teas are blacks from China’s Yunnan Province, but as I try more and more oolongs I notice that I’ve got a big taste for Wuyis and Dan Congs.

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Columbia, MO

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