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Teavivre Loose Leaf Black Tea ‘Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea’

August 10th, 2012 by Nicole Schwartz

Tea Information:
Tea: Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea
Type:Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Teavivre
Purchase: Here
Description: A pearl shape Black tea, which is named Black Dragon Pearl

  • The leaves come from wild tea trees in Fengqing, Yunnan.
  • Taste sweet and smooth, with a slight flavor of chocolate.
  • Globular black tea, with plenty of white hairs.
  • Shaped into balls by hand.
  • The tea liquor is red-brown.
  • Each piece Diameter sizes from 8 to 12 millimeters.
  • 3-4 pieces for 8oz of water. Brew at 212 ºF (100 ºC) for 1 to 2 minutes

Using black teas from Fengqing, Yunnan as material, the Black Dragon Pearl tea is manually made into the shape of pearl, meanwhile is preserved with the aroma of black tea. The workers can produce 1 kg tea per hour. 100 g of them may roughly have 100 to 110 pieces.

The leaves of Black Dragon Pearl tea would only be picked around the time of Qingming / Pre-Ming, which is around Apr. 5, 2011 in spring. It’s the highest grade in spring teas, with marked white hairs. The pearl of this tea are 8 to 12 millimeters in diameter. When carefully smelling the flavor of dry tea, you can easily figure a slight smell of chocolate beside the aroma of black tea.
Ingredients:Pure tea buds and leaves

Steep Information:
Amount: 7 balls
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool:Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: coco
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, coco, toasty
Flavor: toasty, sweet
Body: medium
Aftertaste: coco, toasty
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

Resteep:
same as first

I enjoyed the nice toasty and coco notes!

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

resteep

I received this product for free in return for writing a review.All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

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