Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

Dragon Pearl Whole Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

78

Backlog.
Mmmm…tasty tea in the snow.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

57

This is the only tea I’ve ever purchased in a grocery store (franchise).

It’s really nice for sitting outside on a sunny day, but I feel that it’s a little “flat” in flavor. Nonetheless, still enjoyable!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

55

Resteeping this morning’s leaves. Still good.
Not particularly exciting, but it’s decent.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

55

A good, smooth green tea, stronger than most sencha I’ve tried, but not as powerful as a hojicha.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

78

Mmm, I like this tea…
Good enough quality that it is pleasurable to drink, yet cheap enough that if I get distracted and let part of the pot go cold, I do not regret it.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100

Probably my favorite green oolong! when this is steeped correctly, (2 min off boil, 2 min steep W 3 grams of leaf, about a heaping half TBS) this produces a sweet, nutty vanillaish flavor. Good for about three steeping’s.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

78

Wonderfully tasty with cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

78

Brewing now and wondering if it will be better than Swan Sisters… So far the answer is no. Though the price certainly is better.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

4

I’m probably embarrassing myself here, but I’m a bit intoxicated.
If not for the backspace button, this would be a VERY incoherent review.
At that point where my typing sucks, but I can correct it.
Jack Daniels!

This tea must REALLY suck, because I find it sucky even when drunk.
What does that tell you?
Yeah, bad tea.
End o’ story.

TeaEqualsBliss

This made me smile! Thank you! Stay Safe!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

4

So, I went to the supermarket at 1AM to buy some water and a few groceries. And some teas. To review. Someone save me.

On to the review. Wait, not yet. Lemme critique the tea’s description instead, K? Just one line of it, really:
Oolong tea is often called the “champaigne of teas”.

Point A: You mean “Champagne”? Or “champaign”? Because the world you put doesn’t exist. So let’s assume it’s the former, seeing as “champaign” refers to “level, open country”.
Point B: “CHAMPAGNE” of teas? You mean Darjeeling teas?

Okay, that aside. The tea sucks. It has a flat, two-dimensional taste, and it just leaves an unsatisfactory taste in my mouth. The leaves, though not broken, look a bit ravaged. You can also tell by the way they look dry how… bad it will taste.
I think I bought this tea to hate it. And, in that sense, I was not disappointed. Also the leaves aren’t that fragrant.

Okay, I’m not done criticizing not just this tea, but the company. The site makes me sick. dragonpearltea.com
The worst part is the customer comments section.
Hey guys, who am I?
“This is the bombest tea ever!”
I’m Jordan. No last name provided.
These customers obviously have no knowledge of what good tea really is, and have probably only tasted bag teas.

So, I’m done being a jerk with this tea. Onto my next tea. It’s gonna be worse.
By the way, anyone want the left overs? I know for a fact that I’m never going to brew this again. You can even have the tin. According to the label, there should be 29-39 servings left ;)

takgoti

Thanks, but I’ll be sticking to actual champaigne.

Little annoys me more than spelling and grammar errors on packaging or other promotional material. I mean, COME ON, guys. Really?! [Unless there’s a clear language barrier thing going on and then it becomes amusing.]

JMKauftheil

Very true on the language barrier. While I was in China, I purchased a canned matcha milk tea. The description bragged that it was “really a decent drink!”

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100

My in-laws visited China about a month ago and brought back a can of this tea for my husband and me. It’s very light and sweet. Another reviewer mentioned a slight smokiness, and I taste that too.

The leaves look really cool while being steeped (I use ingenuiTEA pots from Adagio Teas for all my loose-leaf teas).

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I was inspired to try this after enjoying Dragon Pearl’s jasmine. Unfortunately, their black is fairly boring and unremarkable.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.