White Dragon Pearl Premium

Tea type
Black White Blend
Ingredients
White Tea Leaves
Flavors
Butter
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190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 9 oz / 266 ml

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From Red Blossom Tea Company

Dragon Pearl is crafted from spring-harvested Da Bai leaf buds from Fuding County, Fujian. Though it is usually reserved for the base of jasmine teas, we commissioned the farmer to reserve some of this crop for our white tea connoisseurs. The buds are handpicked, then steamed and individually rolled by hand.

This is perfect for those who prefer a stronger and robust finish from a white tea. The aroma of the tea is smoky and rich, resembling a perfectly brewed cup of Pilochun early harvest green.

The ideal infusion should begin with 3.5 grams of tea with water at 195 degrees. Give the tea an initial 1 second rinse, then let steep for 1 minute. Steep the second infusion for 1 minute as well, but gradually increase steep time by 30 seconds for subsequent infusions.

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Full Review at: http://steeptimes.blogspot.com/2015/07/review-white-dragon-pearl-premium-from.html

Review: White Dragon Pearl Premium from Red Blossom Tea
Today I’ll be reviewing another tea from Red Blossom. I purchased The Discovery Collection which comes with four sample teas, all of which I’ll review. I’ll be drinking the White Dragon Pearl Premium today. This will be my third tea out of the four tea sampler set with just the Oolong left to review.

From the Red Blossom website:
“Dragon Pearl is crafted from spring-harvested Da Bai leaf buds from Fuding County, Fujian. Though it is usually reserved for the base of jasmine teas, we commissioned the farmer to reserve some of this crop for our white tea connoisseurs. The buds are handpicked, then steamed and individually rolled by hand.”

I used the recommend 3.5 grams of leaves for my gaiwan. The leaves have a sweet smell that disappear quickly. After a rinse they smelt of a sweet green tea.

I did the first brew at 195 degrees F for one minute. The leaves had a sweet grassy smell to them and the liquor was a faint light green without much aroma. The taste is subtle and sweet; lacking bitterness; is smooth and creamy with a very satisfying slight astringent finish.

The second brew was at 195 for a minute fifteen. It had a floral and sweet aroma that I enjoyed the and leaves looked great in the gaiwan. They were mostly full and displayed light and dark greens. The liquor was a little darker on this steep though still a very light green. The taste of the front was was sweet that stayed consistent and had a long finish.

The third brew was done at 195 for a minute thirty. I first notice that the aroma lost some of its sweetness. The liquor was about the same color and really had no aroma that I could pick up. It lost some flavor that could probably be regained from a longer steep but with that said it was still sweet and had a bit of astringency at the finish that lingers and mixes with the sweet taste from the earlier steepings. It was about this time I felt a little bit the of tea’s Qi. I was feeling good and the tea was tasting sweet so I decided on a fourth round!

The forth brew was done at 195 for two minutes. The leaves still had a floral sweet smell but with a more exaggerated grassy note. The liquor still was orderless and had the same faint green color. The taste was about the same as steep three with slightly less flavor. At this point I was feeling good of Qi and decided to stop but probably could have gotten a couple of other steeps from the tea if I pushed it. I might even push it harder on the second and third steeps to see what I get.

This is a great sweet and flavorful white tea that has a bit of energy to it. I wouldn’t mind drinking it again and look forward to finishing up my sample of it. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!

Preparation
3 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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Got this as a free sample from Red Blossom with an order a while back, and this lazy, rainy Saturday is a great day to give it a go.

First things first, I’m not a big white tea drinker. Not because I don’t like it, but because I guess don’t know it very well. Guess I should try more it then, yeah?

As far as white teas that I have tried go, I like this one a lot. It has a nice light aroma and taste, and that taste is clear, well balanced, almost buttery with a clean, clear finish.

I do like a bigger, bolder tea, I think the next steeping I will use less water. I might also buy more of this one in the future. Good stuff!

Flavors: Butter

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
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I also like their white tea with Osmanthus. The Jasmine white is good too :)

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Vegetal and sweet, quite a good tea. Got a few gram sample from Red Blossom. I would drink this again.

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