Black Dragon Pearls

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Earth, Malt, Molasses, Raisins, Wood
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 7 oz / 216 ml

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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. We suggest using 2-3 Dragon Pearls per cup for a sublime tea drinking experience.

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16 Tasting Notes

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7943 tasting notes

mmmmm this tea isn’t have bad. Either that, or I’ve lowered my expectation of Tealux slightly. Overall, depending on the pricing of these pearls compared to others, it might be worth carrying them as a back up staple in the cupboard. This is a decent black overall though. Not as malty or as robust as i’d like but not weak or astringent.

Kittenna

Uhh, Zen Tea? You mean, Tealux?

Sil

Lol I’m distracted! Clearly

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2135 tasting notes

Additional notes: Sipping these now. I’m almost out of pearls! Anyone know where the best black dragon pearls are sold? Or really, just any pearls at a reasonable price, since all of the ones I’ve previously tried seem to be out of business. The adagio pearls seem a little pricey.

Rasseru

what-cha do some kind of pearls but I dont know if they are similar to these. The tealux ones are called black dragon pearls but arent actually oolong? im going to my union about this :)

tea-sipper

I THINK these Tealux pearls are black tea. Unless I have a different harvest than you tried or something?

caile

Teavivre has black dragon pearls for a reasonable price I think. I haven’t had any others though.

tea-sipper

As much as I usually love Teavivre’s teas, their pearls have a lighter flavor than I’d like. The typical pearl has a really deep, wine like flavor.

hawkband1

Teasenz has some, might not be as strong you’d like

tea-sipper

I forgot about the Teasenz pearls! I loved those before. Thanks

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2196 tasting notes

Pretty tasty black tea. It’s especially fun to brew this in a clear container, to watch the leaves unfurl.

Like most black teas, I’m drinking this with honey and “creamer”. The flavour is deep, but not extremely strong. I used 5g of tea in 12 oz water, which is pretty standard for me now that I have a scale.

It’s not bitter, not too astringent, and actually tastes pretty good without the additions. The second steep is also delicious, but I can’t be bothered to try a third – I’d rather move on to a different flavour profile.

I’m not sure that I’d go out of my way to keep this tea in my cupboard, but I’m definitely enjoying what I have, and if I do another order from Tealux this will make the re-order list. Unfortunately, I can’t imagine needing to order more tea for many, many months at this point.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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1694 tasting notes

Finally getting around to these. They’ve been in my cupboard for a while, shall we say? I used 1 tsp of pearls for my cup (6, it turned out), and gave them 4 minutes in boiling water. They’d pretty much unraveled entirely by that point.

To taste, this is a pretty decent Yunnan. It’s not the best I’ve ever tried, and nowhere near as good as Teavivre’s dragon pearls. Having said that, it’s not bad either. It’s a touch on the thin side in terms of body (especially considering the number of pearls that went into this cup…), but it’s flavourful enough . There are some delicious dark chocolate and cocoa notes, a light maltiness, and a background hint of earthiness. I think I just wanted it to be more robust, and maybe somehow thicker. Too high on expectation, maybe. It’s tea, after all (but I’ve had some good tea…)

I’m finding this one enjoyable enough, but it probably wouldn’t be a repurchase for me.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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I had these yesterday, so this is from memory. 3 pearls (at about 1g each) in 10oz of boiling water x 3min. So the thing I found most interesting about this was that the brewed tea smelled like chocolate-covered raisins, but the wet tea leaves smelled super earthy. Like, puer level earthiness. The actual flavour of the tea is sort of a combination of both – smooth, earthy, a bit sweet, with raisin and chocolate notes. Yummy, easy to drink. Second steeping at 5min was lighter and a bit less chocolatey, but still good. Third steeping at 8min was slightly-sweet hot water, lol, can’t win ‘em all. :) Overall, this was pretty decent for the price (especially on sale) – I’ll probably restock when these run out.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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22 tasting notes

SO. Im in a pickle. I just recieved a 7 oz bag of these. As such, i went through the last of my tea before i opened this. When i did, i noticed that half of the bag was filled with what looked like opened tea bags. So now i have to ask for a refund and most likely ship back the last bit of this tea i have. /cries

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A sample from cookies. I enjoyed the black dragon pearls I tried from TeaVivre, so I was very interested in trying them from another company. These pearls look very similar to the other ones, they’re about 1/2 to 2/3 inch in diameter with a little bit of variation in size. Color is dark chocolate brown with some lighter tan streaks. I didn’t get a whole lot of scent from them, maybe a little bit of malt and some sweetness. I used four pearls in my eight ounces of water.

Once steeped, the tea smells somewhat sweet and raisiny with molasses and cocoa notes, and a touch of earthiness. Hm, I agree with Stephanie that this tea is a bit ho-hum. It’s not necessarily bad, but it’s not making my skirt fly up either. There’s a definite earthy baseline here, and there’s also some raisin and molasses influence, but not enough to make it terribly interesting. Overall, it’s inoffensive, but not something I would purchase.

Flavors: Earth, Malt, Molasses, Raisins, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1113 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample cookies

These pearls are pretty mild. Drinkable but boring. Maybe I’m just not in the mood for them? Meh. Sorry!

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726 tasting notes

More of the woods….
This is not my day for trying new good teas haha!
I think I’m gonna go back to Persimmon Tree Tea’s Periwinkle for a bit before trying anything else new. xD

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