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drank Dragon Eye by Golden Moon Tea
119 tasting notes

Backlog. Thank you to TheDJBooth for sending me this one!

This had been in my “Try” basket for a while and I finally got around to making it the other day. This one was iced by pouring over ice. Is “Dragon Eye fruit” supposed to be dragonfruit…..? I can’t tell….. Anyways, I love dragonfruit. It’s unique and I think pretty tasty! This tea however…… Not so much.

Not that it’s bad because it’s definitely not horrible but, like others have said, it’s very perfumy. Like a fruit and flower perfume. Not so much my thing, but I’m glad I got to try it! Thanks again TheDJBooth!

Mercuryhime

I’m not sure if this is the same fruit the tea is supposed to taste like but there’s a fruit that translates to dragon eye from Chinese. This fruit is more popularly called longan or long an. They are similar to lychees only less floral and sweeter. The shell is also smooth and brown instead of rough and reddish. It’s called dragon eye because when peeled you can see the dark pit through the translucent white flesh. It looks like an eyeball. And dragon eyeballs are delicious. They’re in season late summer and very pricy. But so tasty! Again, I’m not sure if this is the fruit the tea is supposed to taste like. Just thought I’d share. :)

Ian

Interesting… Thanks! I may have to take a trip to an Asian supermarket to see if they have any!

Mercuryhime

They are usually sold with branches attached since plucking them tears the protective shell. Good luck finding them! It’s not that easy. A Chinatown might be a better bet later in the summer. :)

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Mercuryhime

I’m not sure if this is the same fruit the tea is supposed to taste like but there’s a fruit that translates to dragon eye from Chinese. This fruit is more popularly called longan or long an. They are similar to lychees only less floral and sweeter. The shell is also smooth and brown instead of rough and reddish. It’s called dragon eye because when peeled you can see the dark pit through the translucent white flesh. It looks like an eyeball. And dragon eyeballs are delicious. They’re in season late summer and very pricy. But so tasty! Again, I’m not sure if this is the fruit the tea is supposed to taste like. Just thought I’d share. :)

Ian

Interesting… Thanks! I may have to take a trip to an Asian supermarket to see if they have any!

Mercuryhime

They are usually sold with branches attached since plucking them tears the protective shell. Good luck finding them! It’s not that easy. A Chinatown might be a better bet later in the summer. :)

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Hello!

I’m Ian and I’m a 15 year old student who lives in Vermont. I started (heavily) drinking tea in Late 2010 and have been obsessed ever since!

I tend to drink more black and herbal teas, though I do enjoy oolong, green, and white, and I’m exploring other facets of the tea world (I’m still trying with pu-erh!)

I tend to lean towards sweeter and fruity flavors in my teas, and I’m not a big fan of smoky flavored teas, or anything that’s VERY bold.

I also enjoy a cup of coffee every once and a while, though it does mess with my stomach sometimes so I don’t drink it as often as I drink tea.

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