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.
Brief Health Info
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.
Where is the origin material of our Black Dragon Pearl come from
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.
Introduction of the tea farmer
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”.
You may learn more about black tea knowledge from our article:
Q: In your product info for Black Dragon Pearls you suggest brewing at 194 for 5-8 minutes. In your Q&A you recommend brewing at 194 for 3-5 minutes. Could you please reconcile the different recommendations? Posted on 11/14/17 by Jim
Reply: As we all know black tea is made after fermentation, so its taste will change along with times. The longer it placed, the richer taste it will have.
The harvest date about this tea is April 20, 2017, so for the new tea, our recommend brewing time will be 5 - 8 minutes, but after few months later, its taste will become rich and mellow, so the recommend brewing time would be 3 - 5 minutes.
You may also adjust the time according to your own taste.
Q: When will the 2017 harvest be available? Posted on 7/27/17 by Jeffrey
Reply: If you want to check the product information, you can contact our customer service at email@example.com. She will provide you the detailed information.
Q: How many grams in 1 Tablespoon of this tea? Posted on 10/25/16 by Jeffrey Lippert
Reply: Thank you for your question.
We usually brew the Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea in pieces. About 1.5 grams each piece, 3 pieces for 12 oz water, Brew at 194 ºF (90 ºC) for 3 to 5 minutes.
Hope it helps.
Q: I have been drinking this tea for some time and am sad that it isn't available this year. Do you have a suggestion for something similar? Posted on 12/5/14 by Eric Guthrie
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.
Q: When is this coming back? Posted on 11/16/14 by Eric Guthrie
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.