Black Dragon Pearls

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Black Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 g 8 oz / 251 ml

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  • “Thanks to Lena for sharing this with me! First off, the dry leaves (balls) smell like someone sprinkled cocoa on them... not my cat but rather the baking powder. Really surprising. I had a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Now something unsweet to get me back on track. I first encountered Black Dragon Pearls at Teavana years ago. I fell in love with them. So yummy, so malty, so chocolatey, so good. I was addicted....” Read full tasting note
    Terri HarpLady 2913 tasting notes
  • “Backlogging from last night. I tried adding milk to this tea but it pretty much killed the rich, earthy, cocoa-y flavour of the tea, just leaving behind the tanin-y/smokey flavour (I think it's...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I still consider myself to be new to the tea game. Now that Steepster has me reading all of your wonderfulness, I find myself googling things [or binging things – I’m an equal-opportunity search...” Read full tasting note
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From Adagio Teas

Hailing from the Yunnan province, this black tea version of the popular Dragon Pearl is naturally sweet and smooth with a touch of earthiness. Comprised of only the highest quality leaves and buds, expertly rolled into a large pearl-like shape. Subtle cocoa notes whisper gently as each pearl unfurls delivering a superior tea experience not to be missed.

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

166 Tasting Notes

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6 tasting notes

Ridiculously convenient, smells like trees straight out of a forest, and tastes marvelous.

Simple as that.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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3 tasting notes

Fabulous tea. Great smokiness.

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35 tasting notes

Love the flavor and watching the balls open slowly adds extra points to this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100
23 tasting notes

Definitely has slight hints of cocoa. I use about 3 pearls to 6oz boiling water for 3 minutes… 4 pearls for 8oz or for 6 if I’m in the mood for something stronger than usual. VERY good tea. I asked for more for Christmas in 2010 and despite having a large variety of teas, have already gone through one of the 4oz bags… Mostly at work. Note: Can be brewed in a gaiwan if you drink it within reason; does not turn bitter as quickly as some and can be rebrewed at least once or twice before it begins to get wimpy. I’ve also had luck brewing as I heat the water, in a microwave for 2 minutes on high using adagio’s ingenuiTEA, 4 pearls, and 8oz of water all at once. (You can also add the tea after heating the water, but whatever… I got lazy a few times.)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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20 tasting notes

I’ve had this tea twice now and each time I steeped the “balls” twice. I love this tea. In my opinion, its a good quality black tea that adds a hint of something, maybe the cocoa? All I know is when I finish this sample I will definately be buying a larger quantity of it and am sharing it with some friends. To see if they feel the same way about the tea as I do.

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95
12 tasting notes

Malty and chocolatey with decent body and an earthy character. Very smooth.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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94
24 tasting notes

This tea is delicious, especially with milk/sugar. It has a sort of almost-but-not-quite cocoa taste to it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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41 tasting notes

It’s certainly entertaining. But the taste is nothing special.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
23 tasting notes

This tea is a wonderful black tea that is smooth with chocolate notes. I use 3 pearls per pot and that does well.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100
4 tasting notes

I found this to be a very smooth black tea, that you could brew for a long period of time without adding bitter notes, and it is also good for at least 2 or 3 brewing sessions.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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