drank Black Dragon Pearls by Teavana
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All my tea has been stored in boxes for the last couple of months but now that I have moved they are even less accessible… I need to get a small set of drawers for my office. So this was in a box that was easy to access and it got chosen. The thing about black pearls is that it is easy to count up how many servings you have left… I actually did that today and it turns out I have five servings. When I finish up these I will let myself make an order to Teavivre to get some of their pearls, so there’s some incentive to use them up.

With 6 pearls per 12oz water (unlike 5 as I had been doing before) this is better but still not excellent. I am looking forward to getting through these.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.


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