So I decided to crack these guys open today. It was my first tea at school for the new year. While it tastes good, I prefer the Camellia Sinensis pearls way better. These gewt bitter if steeped too long. Still a pretty good dragon pearl. I would classify the pearls as Camellia Sinensis ( as #1), Teopia/Teavana as #2 and DT as my third choice.