Black Dragon Pearl

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Black Tea
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Cacao, Chocolate, Malt, Earth, Scotch, Cedar
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Oh look, black dragon pearl is finally back at Teavana!! Of course, I have to add it back into my collection, as theirs was the first black pearl I ever had, and loved. After yesterday's gig, I...” Read full tasting note
    Terri HarpLady 3074 tasting notes
  • “So I tested the guy helping me out at Teavana yesterday as I asked for this tea. I asked about the flavor of this tea waiting to see if he'd mention the chocolate and malty he told me...” Read full tasting note
    ThePurrfectCup 374 tasting notes
  • “SIPDOWN! and backlog - another from yesterday. This one was not only packed in a travel mug for the drive home but i also shared a few of the steeps and re-steeps with my parents before i left. ...” Read full tasting note
    Silaena 5392 tasting notes
  • “Asked for tea for Christmas; my mother and her posse happened to walk into a Teavana store in Chicago (Lady's "Lets Go Shopping" roadtrip). After a hour's guided tour through the intracies of tea...” Read full tasting note
    Atacdad 239 tasting notes

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This fragrant and rare hand-rolled tippy black tea from the Yunnan province unfurls to release a smooth-bodied taste with sweet, chocolaty, and malty undertones. Good for multiple infusions. This is a perfect morning and afternoon tea.

How to Prepare
Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8 ounces of water. Heat water to just before boiling (195 degrees) and steep for 3-4 minutes. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.

Hand-rolled, pure black tea.

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49 tasting notes

A decent tea. The pearls are pleasant to look at. There are a lot of golden buds peeking out of there, and I like that. The flavor, for a Chinese black tea, was rather thin and bland, but with at least a prominent flavor nonetheless. The aroma is delicious. At this price, though? I’ve had much better Chinese black teas at a much cheaper price.

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19 tasting notes

Smooth, dark black tea. Pleasant cocoa notes. My favorite full bodied black tea with no bitter tones.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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6 tasting notes

While I don’t care for their marketing, the tea itself is quite good. I could tell they were not used to customers who want black tea with no flavorings with it.

Good leaves, lots of nice flavor. An excellent tea for work as the pearls make it easy to dish out into my steeping mug.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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3 tasting notes

picked up this tea at a Teavana store while at a conference in Pheonix! I was so excited to go to a teavana store (all of my stuff had been online sans store in my area). These were great to travel with toss a couple in a baggie in your purse or bag. No mess, no spillage. Great flavor and a good morning pick me up! Would buy again. I didn’t think they got too bitter and I have one of those mugs from Teas etc. that you add the loose leave and drink from the strainer at the top. Causes some over steeping but I don’t mind a somewhat strong brew!

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29 tasting notes

Went crazy today…bought some organic honey at the Des Moines Farmer’s Market this weekend and added it to my steep for the first time every. I like the juxtaposition of the strong, semi-bitter black with the intense sugar of the honey

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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25 tasting notes

earthy, good, pearls fun. expensive

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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2 tasting notes

Not a big fan, taste is kind of odd.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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2 tasting notes

Teabagging my balls is quite a pleasure.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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11 tasting notes

I like this tea, But it tast verry strong to me. Maybe I just like my black teas Weak, but other than that it had a verry crisp taste. Yummy. On a Funnier note, My dad was trying to make tea right after I got this and Poured 1/2 of my bag into the teapot, and drank it. He said It tasted good, and had a coffee like boldness to it..but he had the shakes for the rest of the day…

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3 tasting notes

I enjoy the Golden Monkey, and after reading the reviews here, i decided to give this tea a chance. Not only is it cheaper, but i agree with the other reviewers that it is the superior leaf. Though i’d say they are very similar, this tea has a little more robust body and a much more pleasant finish.

I accidentally over-brewed the second infusion (this tea must be capable of many infusions), so i decided to add a little milk and sugar and (as i believe was mentioned) they took really well.

Currently, this stands as my preferred Chinese Black (though i am still waiting for my first Yunnan in the mail).

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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