These dragon balls are awesome. They are like cute fuzzy tea creatures that roll around in a gaiwan like a beach ball in the water… poked at it with my chopstick in an attempt to break it up, but they are so incredibly dense I just ended letting it sit there and do its thing for a while. It looks like a wild wooly sea monster unfurling in the water. In fact I transferred it into glass rather than my ceramic gaiwan so I could observe the process. Now with regards to flavor . . .
I could just smell this tea all day and be happy. The taste is equally enjoyable. There is hardly any bitterness or astringency that I’ve experienced, and perhaps shorter steeps make sure of this. It is very sweet, and bright, but with a fullness and depth to the flavor that keeps it savorable and interesting . Smooth and soft feel. Its really amazing how much tea is in one of these little dragon balls. Even after many steepings there were leaves at the center that seemed basically untouched… once again, I went investigating with a chopstick. Highly recommended. Lovely tea to begin with, and the shape adds another dimension to the drinking experience that I find quite enjoyable.
Flavors: Floral, Malt, Smooth, Sweet