Organic Dragon Pearl Black

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Black Tea
Pu Erh Tea Leaves
Earth, Mineral, Musty, Pepper, Spicy, Cinnamon
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 7 g 11 oz / 319 ml

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Growing Area: Longlin County, Baise City, Guangxi, China

Standard of plucking: One bud with two leaves

Dry tea: Pearl-like shape (hand-rolled). It is roughly half the size of the ordinary type.

Aroma: Dry longan scent, floral-like.

Taste: Smooth body, mellow undertones, followed by subtle longan notes.

Proficient manual skills are required to make organic dragon pearl black tea which features sweet & smooth mouthfeel and so is especially suitable for enjoying at breakfast.

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This one came to me as a free sample from Teavivre ages ago, and I’ve only got around to trying it now. I don’t know what’s wrong with me – some extreme form of lethargy, apparently. I’m drinking tea, but I’m not writing about it; there are a lot of things I’m just not feeling at the moment, sadly.

I used half the sample pouch – 5 pearls – for my cup (I’ll be resteeping for sure!) I gave them 3.5 minutes in boiling water. No additions. To taste, it’s pretty much as I expected. I feel like I’ve tried something very similar from Teavivre before, but I’ve no previous notes on this specific tea, so it can’t be this one. Maybe it wasn’t organic, or something? Anyway, it’s malty, with all the thick-tasting sweetness that suggests. There’s also a chocolately, cocoa-like flavour, which, if I’m honest, was what I was hoping for when I picked this one out today. Delicious! This is a dragon pearl I’ll seriously consider keeping around.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp
Terri HarpLady

I haven’t written tea reviews for ages, although I did finally write one yesterday.

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Ru Yao dragon teapot. Gongfucha.

Dry leaf: musty.

Wet leaf: slight pepper. Strong musty.

1x medium rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) cannot really smell anything. (Taste) light —→ earth, pepper, spicy, minerals, metallic (?).

Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light pepper. (Taste). Light to medium
—→ pepper, earth, minerals (?), metallic (?), burnt toast (?).

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light —> pepper, fruity (?). (Taste) medium to strong -→ pepper, earth, minerals (?), burnt toast (?), metallic (?).

All in all, a tasty tea! Very good cha qi. Very clean, and yummy!

I rate a 80/100.

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Flavors: Earth, Mineral, Musty, Pepper, Spicy

200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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1758 tasting notes

I don’t know if my breakfast has altered my taste buds but this just has an odd taste to it. I do know that sometimes my taste buds can be effected so will try again another time.

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge Saturday, October 9th: National Chess Day Tea#2

additional notes: Then I wanted to have a black tea for the day, with a distinct “black” in the title!  This fits.  It’s not my favorite from Teavivre.  The first steep is always light and the second never has distinct enough flavors for me compared to other black teas from Teavivre. But also, might be age.

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