I like these a bit better than the only other black dragon pearls I’ve tried (from thepuriTea). They seem heavier on the malt and lighter on the cocoa than thepuriTea’s version, which is a decided plus in my book (though I know it’s a minus for most people). Or it could just be that my tolerance level for chocolate notes is slightly higher than usual today – after all, aren’t 99% of dragon pearls supposed to come from the same place or something? Still not my favorite – I prefer Assams and Ceylons when I’m in the mood for something bold and black – but I did enjoy my cup. Thanks for this sample, Nicole_Martin!