Two Dragons and a Pearl Flower Tea

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  • “I bought these to use for special occasions. There isn't a lot that is more special than Christmas Eve in this house! I had hoped to entice some of the kids into trying it since it is so unusual,...” Read full tasting note
    ashmanra 1858 tasting notes
  • “I was looking for something fun to try tonight while get ready to watch some Sherlock Holmes episodes staring Jeremy Brett (my first Sherlock). I was digging into my sample bin and I found this...” Read full tasting note
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    ThePurrfectCup 374 tasting notes
  • “Rumpus Parable sent this to me AGES ago and I feel terrible I'm just now making a tasting note for it. thank you so much for sending! This is in the Steepster Select pouch, and wow those...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is only the second flower tea that I've tried. The other one also was a great Teavivre sample. This Two Dragons and a Pearl Flower tea has a mildly sweet and grass-like flavor. The color is...” Read full tasting note
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    Stoo 161 tasting notes

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Origin: Fuding, Fujian, China

Ingredients: Globe Amaranth, Marigold and Jasmine flowers, with Silver Needle Green Tea

Harvest time: April 10, 2014

Taste: A fragrant, sweet taste

Brew: a single tea bundle in a clear glass in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes

When you brew Two Dragons, two arms of jasmine and globe amaranth petals will slowly expand upwards cupping a single marigold flower – and so it is given the name of Two Dragons and a Pearl. Thanks to the jasmine and amaranth, this tea has a wonderful sweet, flowery aroma and taste. The taste is long-lasting and will survive 2 or 3 infusions.

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1858 tasting notes

I bought these to use for special occasions. There isn’t a lot that is more special than Christmas Eve in this house! I had hoped to entice some of the kids into trying it since it is so unusual, but the diehard puerh drinkers didn’t budge. They DID watch it bloom and appreciate it. No one else wanted tea.

So I ended up drinking three steeps of this myself! This is my favorite blooming tea so far. The flavor is light and smooth and the flowers add a delicate touch, but not so much flavor that you would dislike it if you are averse to floral teas.

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I was looking for something fun to try tonight while get ready to watch some Sherlock Holmes episodes staring Jeremy Brett (my first Sherlock). I was digging into my sample bin and I found this one. I was nervous to try it at first because I am not a huge fan of lots of bits of tea getting into my cup. (Long story)

I went for it. I’m glad I did. Not only did it brew up a pretty pot of tea. But it is also a pretty yummy cup of tea. Very fragrant and also smells slightly sweet too. The taste reminds me of something between a green and an oolong. I might be in love! I might also have to ask Santa to bring me some for the holidays!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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Rumpus Parable sent this to me AGES ago and I feel terrible I’m just now making a tasting note for it. thank you so much for sending! This is in the Steepster Select pouch, and wow those Steepster Selects must have been fun. I’ve only had one blooming tea before. I think it looked exactly like this one too.. just from a different company. So I had my clear mug out and I think I waited too long for the water to cool…it wasn’t quite boiling. This is a green tea after all and I thought the flavor would go bitter. The bloom was floating and it did take a while to unravel. I waited five minutes and decided to have a second steep later to watch the entire bloom unravel with actual boiling water… the green leaves unfurled, seeing a bit of the red flower. The flavor isn’t bitter at all and has a seaweed and asparagus flavor.

The second steep I used just boiled water and the bloom opened right up. I decided to just keep the bloom in the cup as I was drinking… I thought it’d be nice to look at! But twenty minutes later I took a sip and the cup was FULL of undrinkable bitterness! I guess twenty minutes was a bit too long. Any other tea I would have known this, but it was so nice at five minutes which is very unusual for a green tea. Ah well. Somehow this is elaborate but the flavor wasn’t quite right even in the first cup. Luckily, everything else from Teavivre is much more delicious!

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This is only the second flower tea that I’ve tried. The other one also was a great Teavivre sample.

This Two Dragons and a Pearl Flower tea has a mildly sweet and grass-like flavor. The color is light yellow. This tea tastes very similar to one of Teavivre’s green blends.

I don’t go out of my way to sample flower teas. I find the flower brewing method a little bit of an intrusion. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by my one touch tea maker which does just about everything for me except drink the tea.

This tea does have a nice mild flavor without bitterness. And, I did enjoy watching the little rolled up tea bundle open and “bloom” into a flower nestled in leaves during the brewing process. In fact, I think I like WATCHING flower teas more than DRINKING them!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I loved this one so much that now I want a little dedicated pot for it! There is a Taiwan glass pot on purepuer.com and a small glass pot from Harney and Sons that are both in the running to come live with me. This was my favorite of the flowering teas. I didn’t realize before that you are supposed to put so little water, but it makes sense.

Stoo

I’m glad you enjoyed it! I thought it had a nice taste but I found the flavor similar to green tea.

Have you tried this flower tea?: http://steepster.com/teas/teavivre/21625-true-love-flower-tea

I liked this one better because, to me, it had more complex flavors and it leaned toward the sweet side.

I hope you do adopt a glass pot. I used a large clear Tervis mug which was ok, but I’m sure the glass pot will be much nicer.

Thanks for your comment!

Stoo

ashmanra

I have! These are a far cry from the first flower teas I ever bought, but then I probably didn’t know how to brew those properly back then. These were very good!

Stoo

Both of the Teavivre flower teas were tasty. I haven’t tried any others yet. Maybe they will start to grow on me (no pun intended) as I sample more.

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This was a free sample provided by TeaVivre. Thanks so much!!

I was initially quite hesitant about trying this (as is evident by having tried everything else quite a while ago) both because I didn’t think I had a glass suitable for viewing, and because I wasn’t really sure about the floral nature of the tea.

But, I found the perfect glass mug (in my cupboard, who knew?) so I set out everything and got it out and ready to go. My particular ball took a while to open fully (like, well over 5 minutes) and I’m assuming I should have taken it out but it was such a beautiful thing to watch that I lost track of time. When I finally poured the tea out and into a different cup it was quite dark and smelled very floral.

Luckily it didn’t taste overly floral – I mean there were obvious notes but I also think that there was definite green tea (kind of even buttery!) in there as well. It was slightly bitter (my own fault because I was distracted by the show). Definitely a nice tea, but nothing spectacular – the bloom is really the selling point, and it is nice if you’re into that sort of thing.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Tried a different brewing method today by bringing the water to a boil, pouring into the pitcher, then added the pod. The old method of pouring water over the pod works better. This way the bloom remained floating on top the water for a very long time. It did eventually sink and fully open but I was beginning to wonder. The bloom is very pretty with a silver needle cradle holding a marigold while an arch of jasmine flowers rises above it to hold a globe amaranth. A few loose needles fell off but overall the display stayed intact. The brew is pale amber with a green tint.

Once again the flowers dominate. I believe the primary flavor here is the marigold. It is not an unpleasant taste but also not one I associate with tea. A bit milky? I think this would be good with honey. Not having any honey, I used sweetener. I like the taste of this better than the True Love flower tea but the display isn’t as spectacular.

Final note – while drinking the first cup, I left the remainder of the pot to steep to see what would happen. The result was a dark reddish brown tea resembling OP iced tea. Amazingly it made little difference to the flavor. No bitterness. No astringency. Mostly marigold flavored brew. As with most of my flower tea ratings I combine my sipping pleasure with the visual aspect and skew the rating slightly on the display side.

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My first note about a flowering tea! You might have guessed that I used the “random pretty and relevant word” method of username choosing rather than naming myself after my favorite tea.

The main draw of this tea is definitely the appearance, and it is rather pretty. However, it’s rather tasty as well — I’d call it vegetal (and despite the several flowers that are present, there’s no real floral taste). As I tend to do with flowering teas, I never took the tea out of the glass, and as I’ve come to appreciate in others, that doesn’t hurt the flavor except at the very bottom of the glass. Perhaps because of this quality, the taste isn’t horribly complex; I would choose this only if I was in the mood to watch my tea blossom, since there are plenty of more typical teas that taste just as good if not better.

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This is quite delicious. I never thought I would find a flowering tea to taste good, but this one is light and not heavy on the flowers at all. A slightly buttery, slightly veggie but in a mild way, kind of green tea. Little bit of jasmine and…something else floral. These are things I like right now.

Looks cute when blooming too :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
TeaVivre

Also looks very beautiful!

ashmanra

I bought ten of these after trying the samples. Pretty AND yummy!

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Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Tried this last night. As in, I tried to get this to work. It never opened up, and the tea itself was lacking. It wasn’t fragrant OR sweet. It wasn’t bitter, though…it just wasn’t anything. So odd.

I wound up leaving the little bulb in water for the entirety of my Law and Order: SVU marathon, and had something else. STILL didn’t open up, so I smashed it open with a spoon. Would have been pretty, if it had worked, lol. Gave the tea to my plant. At least something got to drink it.

TeaVivre

did you use boiling water to brew it?

Bubbles

Yup. :(

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