drank Black Pearl by Mandala Tea
1720 tasting notes

This one is going to take some thought and experimentation. Started the morning with 4 pearls to a 16 oz cup—maybe one more next time. First sip of the first steep and I wasn’t getting much flavor, just a thick, rich texture. As it cools, however, we’re getting something smoky, cedar-y, and a little sweet.

Good morning, Terriharplady and thanks for the chance to try this. Taking a couple days off work (too many weeks in overdrive) to tend to house/home, kith/kin, paperwork/piddling…so there may be a little time to think on this one some more.

Spencer

I quite like this one from other vendors, and I hope this will be tasty too! The last one I tried had more of a malty flavor than smoky.

JustJames

i have this one waiting for me to finish off some other teas… i think terri was responsible for me wanting this one, lol.

Garret

Thanks for writing up the review! We have exactly 4 ounces left of this tea after a gentleman bought up a ton of them today! We are unable to buy this tea as the producer did not make them this year. We are hoping that they will make them next year as our customers love them. We did just get in a shipment of blossoming black tea (they are cone shaped) from a producer I visited last April in China. They are quite nice. We just put them up on the site under black tea.

gmathis

“Sculptured” tea is absolutely fascinating, isn’t it? Little pearls, rolled curls…

Terri HarpLady

hmmmm….blossoming black, you say? :)

JustJames

glad i got mine! i can feel myself going into hoarding mode now, lol.

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Spencer

I quite like this one from other vendors, and I hope this will be tasty too! The last one I tried had more of a malty flavor than smoky.

JustJames

i have this one waiting for me to finish off some other teas… i think terri was responsible for me wanting this one, lol.

Garret

Thanks for writing up the review! We have exactly 4 ounces left of this tea after a gentleman bought up a ton of them today! We are unable to buy this tea as the producer did not make them this year. We are hoping that they will make them next year as our customers love them. We did just get in a shipment of blossoming black tea (they are cone shaped) from a producer I visited last April in China. They are quite nice. We just put them up on the site under black tea.

gmathis

“Sculptured” tea is absolutely fascinating, isn’t it? Little pearls, rolled curls…

Terri HarpLady

hmmmm….blossoming black, you say? :)

JustJames

glad i got mine! i can feel myself going into hoarding mode now, lol.

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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