drank Dragon Pearls by DAVIDsTEA
53 tasting notes

I had this last weekend at a friend’s home. I have to say I was quite disappointed considering how much I love the Silk Road Dragon Tears. The leaves didn’t appear to be as long and whole as in the Silk Road pearls.

More importantly, though, I didn’t find it very jasmine-y and it was quite bitter. However, I am guessing it was steeped with boiling water, and it was definitely over-steeped. I will refrain from rating it until I try it properly steeped.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Jillian

Yeah, you don’t want to go with boiling water for a green tea. Try steeping it at around 75-80ºC for 2 or 3 minutes.

thewaterbird

Oh I know! :) The tea was made by a friend. I’m pretty sure boiling water was used, but it definitely steeped a long time.

Jillian

Oh I see, sorry.

Alyssa

That’s probably it! The hot water just kills it. :( It’s definitely delicious— you should try it again.

MoonShyne

Waaay to long steeped and no boiling water..oh this is old..did you ever try it again? I’, about to try my first cup :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Jillian

Yeah, you don’t want to go with boiling water for a green tea. Try steeping it at around 75-80ºC for 2 or 3 minutes.

thewaterbird

Oh I know! :) The tea was made by a friend. I’m pretty sure boiling water was used, but it definitely steeped a long time.

Jillian

Oh I see, sorry.

Alyssa

That’s probably it! The hot water just kills it. :( It’s definitely delicious— you should try it again.

MoonShyne

Waaay to long steeped and no boiling water..oh this is old..did you ever try it again? I’, about to try my first cup :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I’ve been drinking tea off and on for a few years, but only in the last year have I started to test out loose leafs, and expand my taste buds.

I consider myself very new to the world of teas, especially when it comes to properly steeping, and knowing much about what certain teas are supposed to be like.

After discovering there was more to tea than Red Rose OP, I have traditionally tended to drink mint teas and similar herbals (but no fruity ones), red rooibos, honeybush, and the occasional matte. I’ve only recently discovered white teas and oolongs, which I really enjoy.

I’m expanding my knowledge, trying new teas, and just starting to learn about temperature/steep times, etc.

0: I don’t even want to taste it.
1-10: I can’t finish the cup.
11-30: I’ll finish my cup, but that’s it.
31-50: I will drink it until I’ve used it all up, or find someone to give it to. It’s ok, but it’s not something I tend to reach for.
51-70: I enjoy it enough to reach for it specifically, but I won’t get it again.
71-80: I enjoy it quite a bit. I would recommend it to others.
81-90: I would definitely buy again, but it’s not my favorite.
91-100: The creme de la creme

Location

Saskatchewan, Canada

Following These People