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drank Dragonwell by thepuriTea
2028 tasting notes

When I got my order from thepuriTea they included several small free samples, but one came with no label… the mystery tea! I finally cut the pouch open today and I am reasonably sure that it is this tea; dragonwell is pretty characteristic-looking. This also happens to be my first dragonwell! I haven’t gotten into plain green teas much, but the nutty flavor that people use to describe dragonwells does intrigue me.

The steeped tea smells grassy and a bit nutty. The flavor is light, and at first just seems kind of fresh, grassy-green-tea-ish. But then this awesome sweetness comes out of nowhere at the end of the sip, and once that starts going a lot more chestnutty notes start making their appearance, particularly at the very beginning of the sip. Yum! I would love it if the flavors were just a bit stronger, but I don’t know if that’s steeping parameters or just me needing to get used to green teas. Still, I do really enjoy this cup, way more than I would have expected. This is definitely a tea I wouldn’t have appreciated at the very beginning of my tea journey, but now I do. I am very happy that I’ve gotten to this point before my trip to China, although it is going to make it impossible to bring back a reasonable amount of tea!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

Sounds like yours was better than mine!

Dinosara

Heh, yeah, this was a tasty one. I can’t wait to try Teavivre’s!

SimplyJenW

You are in for a treat on that one! I just ordered 200 grams of it!

ashmanra

I just ordered Teavivre dragon well also. Love it!

Kashyap

the organic dragonwell from the tao of tea is also quite nice

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SimplyJenW

Sounds like yours was better than mine!

Dinosara

Heh, yeah, this was a tasty one. I can’t wait to try Teavivre’s!

SimplyJenW

You are in for a treat on that one! I just ordered 200 grams of it!

ashmanra

I just ordered Teavivre dragon well also. Love it!

Kashyap

the organic dragonwell from the tao of tea is also quite nice

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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