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drank Black Dragon Pearls by Teavana
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Another black pearl I’m able to try from Momo’s teabox. There was only one serving left, so I took it from the box for later. Later is now! These are about half inch in diameter sized black and gold pearls. I’m sure I’ve had these before under other tea companies, but I’m willing to try all of them! I used the last six pearls.

Steep #1 // just boiled // a few minutes steep
I wasn’t sure if the dry leaves smelled exactly like chocolate or it was smelling like that because it was stored around another tea that actually had chocolate in it. At first sip, nope, it’s these chocolate pearls! The flavor is very deep dark chocolate. Like chocolate without the sugar/calories. Before taking a sip I swore there was a wisp of a fragrance of cherry and the first couple sips were actually slightly smoky. I think six pearls are the magic number for this, or maybe even seven, though there actually are a ton of leaves in the basket.

Steep #2 // just boiled // few minutes steep
This cup was much less deep chocolate and even less cherry but turned into a berry flavor.. can’t tell which, just not cherry. Interesting switch! I feel like I’ve had these pearls before (though I know most black pearls aren’t the same). Probably either Tealux or Teavivre. I’ve tried both of those only once, so I can’t be sure. If these Teavana are the same as those two, I imagine the prices of the other two are WAY cheaper for the same thing. In any case, this happens to be about one in three Teavana blends I actually like. These would be a cupboard staple… from Teavivre of Tealux though.

Stephanie

I wanted to buy some of these to try when I went to a Teavana store in Chicago a few weekends ago. Totally annoyed that the smallest amount they sell is 3 ounces! I’m sure they wont be exactly the same but I did order a sample of some black pearls from Teavivre finally.

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Stephanie

I wanted to buy some of these to try when I went to a Teavana store in Chicago a few weekends ago. Totally annoyed that the smallest amount they sell is 3 ounces! I’m sure they wont be exactly the same but I did order a sample of some black pearls from Teavivre finally.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
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Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
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My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

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