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