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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. 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.
Our Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.
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As this tea is manually made into pearl shape, it is similar with the appearance of the Jamine Dragon Pearl tea but little larger. Its material comes from Fengqing, Yunnan. As we all know, Fengqing is the hometown of Dian Hong, providing high quantity black tea for the world. Black tea is the kind of 100% fermented tea, so it has great advantages for human health. After the process of complete fermentation, its irritation of stomach decreased. Besides, black tea can protect our body from hyperglycemia and hypertension by doing good to our heart, blood glucose and blood pressure. It will be greatly helpful for long-term drinking of black tea.
Fengqing is a place in Lincang which is one of the four famous Pu-erh production areas (Xishuangbanna, Pu’er (Simao), Lincang and Baoshan). Fengqing located in the northwest of Lincang, east longitude 99°31′～100°13′, northern latitude 24°13′～25°03′. It has a distance of 580 kilometers from Yunnan province Kunming. Fengqing is also the original place of the world-wide famous Dian Hong Tea and also one of the original habitats of planting tea all over the world. Fengqing is also an important place of the north part of Ancient Tea Route. There’s a biggest old tea tree named “Jing Xiu Cha Wang” found in Xiang Zhuqing village in Fengqing. It is a representative tea tree cultivated in Fengqing which is more than 3200 years old with 1.84 meter in diameter. The highest altitude is 3098 meters while the lowest is 919 meters. It is subtropical monsoon climate with average 13-15℃ temperature. The lowest temperature is -5℃. The annual precipitation is 1200mm. The relative humidity is 70%. The soil is red. The raining is synchronous with the high temperature. The temperature is warm and sunshine is sufficient. The rainfall is concentrated.
Fengqing County, located in the south of longitudinal valley in western Yunnan, is the famous hometown of black tea in Lincang City. This land is covered with rolling mountains and stretching rivers, making it become one of the origins of planting teas in the world. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing and drinking teas. In 1958, the high quality Dian Hong Gongfu Black Tea was successfully manufactured in Fengqing, which got reputation for this place from all over the country.
Mr Zhou Zhirong, who is an authentic Yunnan people, has been in tea business for more than 20 years. We deeply felt his insist of traditional tea process by communicating with him. He said: “Most of my time is spent on tea mountain. I think the most important is the essential quality inside the tea.” “There’s the best tea trees and best environment in Fengqing. What we need to do is to bring the natural of tea to all the tea lovers”.
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I received a generous sample of this tea with my last Teavivre order. It's a beautiful hand rolled tea smelling enticingly of chocolate (the predominant note) with a pinch of tobacco or licorice notes. It steeps to a very mellow cup, still tasting of chocolate and licorice and slightly nutty. Another reviewer mentioned it's reminiscent of a light pu-erh and I agree. The leaves themselves are lovely to watch unfold which any guest will appreciate.Fengquing Dragon Pearl makes any tea time a party! A very full-bodied, satisfying cup! Thanks Teavivre!
I put the whole packet into my new glass teapot that my mom got for me. I am not sure how many pearls there were… perhaps 5-8? It brewed a nice light-medium amber. It smelled warm and roasted. Delicious! It tastes like a yunnan black tea. Delicious! I love the slight nutty and chocolate undertones. It doesn’t need sugar or milk at all. This was so good! This review was originally published on Steepster by oOTeaOo on Jan 22, 2014. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from oOTeaOo.
I love these Pearls they are fun to watch open. I really enjoyed the smooth flavor with this black tea. It's now one of my favorites
Very good! I'm a new convert to tea drinking, and this is a great place to start.
This was my first cup of the day and a great cup to wake up with. I guessed and used four pearls for my 10 oz. mug. It was a good amount of tea. It brewed into a wonderful dark liquid that smelled like crusty french bread. The taste was rich and malty with lots of chocolate-y notes. Excellent. The second steeping produced a cup the was more mellow and much less malty, but the chocolate notes were a bit deeper. Wow, this tea was a treat! This review was originally published on Steepster by Veronica on January 13, 2014. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Veronica.
Delicious! Nice deep flavor and the chocolate notes are divine. Got this as a sample, and then made a full order of it because I liked it so much!
Pearl teas are my favorite. Nice strong flavour with chocolatey tones. Can be rinsed 2 or 3 times so it goes a long way
Very fine tea with a complex taste. To get most of it, I usually take 2 pearls, put it into large 0.5 L tea cup; fill it with slightly cooled after boiling water, cover, and let it steep for about 25 mins. The tea has very pleasant, long-lasting after taste. Also reminds me of light pu-erh. This tea should be enjoyed slowly: no rush, no stress.
I don’t know what it is about black tea pearls, but I love them, and I had to try Teavivre’s. Maybe the flavor stays wrapped up in the pearls making the flavor stronger, rather than with a loose leaf, I don’t know. Teavivre’s site told me to brew ten pearls at a time but one sample had seven in it, so I went with that. These pearls are pretty big though! I rinsed the pearls with just boiled water, just covering the pearls for a few seconds, then dumped that water out. Steep #1// boiled // 2 min I just love the dark chocolate flavor of pearls. It’s like melted chocolate. So so good. With only seven pearls, I can imagine how ten would be even more delicious. But some might not like the flavor that strong! There is a bit of a tanginess but in the best way possible. It makes the sweetness even sweeter. Like semi-sweet dark chocolate chips! (Is that even a thing?) This is why I love black pearls! Steep #2 // boiled // 2 min This cup is also super divine.. though not as burned dark chocolatey as the first cup. A little bit oaky, but I didn’t really follow Teavivre’s parameters of 1,2,3 minute steeps. It’s still very good though. I’ll have to have my Zen pearls again soon to see how they compare to these, but I think those need a longer steep time anyway. Steep #3 // boiled // 2 min Also very good but the first cup is the best. Overall, these are amazing. Chocolate-like tea at its finest. I’m so glad I started drinking tea because at this point, I don’t know how I could live without it!
Lovely full flavoured with slight cocoa notes. Can resteep a couple of times. Well priced. Excellent product
Reply: You may check the guide on product page. We will adjust the brewing guide according to each different batch of tea, because tea made in different season may has slightly different flavor. For this tea's brewing guide, the guide on tea's page is the newest one. Sorry that we didn't update the information in the article of recommended brewing guide in time. We have modified the part now.
Reply: Hi Jim. We're sorry that the 3-4 pieces' amount is for gaiwan's brewing, not for 8oz teapot. We apologize about the mistake. The recommended brewing method in the tea's description should be the correct guide.
Reply: The brewing guide for Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea is as below: For Gaiwan of 3oz capacity: use 5 pieces of the pearl, use water at the temperature of 100ºC/212ºF, brew 5 steeps. The recommended infusing time of each steep is: 30 seconds, 50 seconds, 70 seconds, 90 seconds, 2 minutes. For Teapot of 8oz capacity: use 10 pieces of the pearl tea, use water at the temperature of 100ºC/212ºF, brew 3 steeps. The recommended infusing time of each steep is:1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes. You can check the brewing guide in the description of this tea. Also it is available in our Recommend Brewing Guide For All Teas article: http://www.teavivre.com/info/recommend-brewing-guide/
Reply: We usually use 3 pcs to 4 pcs approximately for 8 oz serving for this products, if you want to taste stronger, you can add more.
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