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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.
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.
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*Tea taste is different from year to year.The actual flavor is subject to the discription given by us later.
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.
Being a fully oxidised – or fermented – black tea, it does not have the same level of antioxidants that our White and Green teas have, however it is still a good source of these and so will also help reduce the risk of cancers and lessen the affects of aging. Black teas such as our Fengqing black also are considered to help prevent tooth decay and help lower your cholesterol levels. For more information on the health benefits of TeaVivre's Black Teas, see our article on Tea Health benefit.
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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A delicious black tea. I love smelling and watching my tea during and after steeping just to get a sniff of that chocolate aroma and watch all the leaves unfold. I toss in like 3-4 dragon balls at around 200 F for an 8 oz cup and resteep again later in the day.
I make my tea Western style, but drink it very weak and on its own. I loved these pearls, with plenty of colour and flavour but no hint of that burnt tannin taste that some black teas have. I can't say I noticed any chocolate, but found the flavour rich and mellow. Absolutely delightful for breakfast, easing you into wakefulness and making you happy to go back for a third cup. The pearls themselves are such an aesthetic delight. It's entrancing to watch them unwrap and the leaves rise up, only to sink down again a few minutes later!
The extra large pearls are so cute and easy to use - this would be a lovely gift for somebody new to loose leaf tea. The flavor of the tea is mellow, smooth, and very malty with a rich mouthfeel. The chocolate tasting note comes through more in the aroma than in the flavor. A good alternative to brisker teas or harsher coffee for a cozy morning. It's a great value for a fun and tasty breakfast tea.
All of our family loves the Black Pearl! Deep and hearty flavor.
For some reason it seems I haven't reviewed this tea yet, so I'll do that now. A solid black tea with hints of chocolate bitter-sweetness. This tea not only tastes great, it's very convenient! Each ball weighs approximately 2g so it's easy to know how much to use. It's easily worth the price, and I'll likely keep restocking this one. I haven't tried it western style yet, but it works well gongfu.
This is my favorite tea. It's perfect for a daily breakfast tea. It has a smooth, rich flavor with hints of chocolate and gives the perfect amount of caffeine. Teavivre is also the best merchant to purchase this tea. It's half the price of any other tea retailer. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
This is one of my favourite teas, smooth and sweet, with slight chocolate notes. It has a silky mouthfeel and smells so delicious. I like to watch the large pearls unfurl in my steeper.
One of my favorite teas, and the quality and price at TEAVIVRE cannot be beat!
Absolutely fantastic Hot and when i thought it could not get better i tried it cold brewed. this is tea re-steeps very well western style and has a wonderful chocolaty flavor to it. i will definitely be reordering this.
This is one of my favorite teas from Teavivre. I love the malty flavor and I guess what others have called cocoa/chocolate though I am not perhaps experienced enough to recognize it as such. I find later steeps have a flavor closer to puerh, which I also enjoy. I come back to this tea over and over again, and find it is also good as a gift because the dragon pearls are even more of a treat for non-tea folk.
Reply: Dear Eric, Thank you very much for writing to us. I am very sorry that Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea will not be available this year. For this year the taste of this tea is not very good, so maybe this tea will be available at next year. Furthermore, you can try this tea- the Nonpareil Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Wild Tree Black Tea. The taste is richer and mellower than the taste of Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea. If you have an interst in this tea, you can have a try.
Reply: Dear Eric, Thank you very much for writing to us. Sincerely sorry that this year we do not have this tea. For the quality of this year's Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea is not very good. So this tea will come back at next year- 2015. Hope this is helpful for your concern.
Reply: Dear Phil， Please do not worry, when it is in stock, I will inform you through Email. Mary
Reply: Maybe it will be in the middle of July.
Reply: 100g of Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea includes approximately 98 to 103 pieces of pearls.
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