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green dragon pearls

by adagio teas

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type: green

origin: china

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Softly sweet with nut-like notes, this China green large pearl takes its time to fully unfurl. Great as a travel or outdoor brewing tea with no need to premeasure. These pearls weigh an average of 4 to 5 grams- enough for two cups or a small teapot. Steep at 180°F for 3 minutes

Recent reviews

    • A. Wood

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      Love it love it. Very fun to see the tea unfurling. Very unique taste and flavor

    • Kurt Gottschalk

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      This is the first time I've reviewed a tea and the only reason I'm doing it is to back up what's already been said here. If you brew this tea by the instructions given, you're just wasting your money. Three minutes at 180 will get you slightly scented water. I tried several variations, increasing temperature up to 200 and steeping up to 5 minutes. What finally worked for me is to use a larger pot (I went from 8 oz to 12 oz) and using two balls for the pot, then steeping for 4 minutes at 200 degrees. Once I did that, I got a full flavored pot and got strong second and third steepings. The fourth steeping was a bit weak to my taste, but I like a full flavored green. One ball per 8 oz. cup or pot might work for someone who likes a lighter taste (and there is a nice, grassy flavor once you get it there) but I'd suggest starting with 4 minutes at 200 degrees and then vary from there.

    • Lydia Getgen

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      A deliciously smooth tea and a delight to watch the pearls unfurl

    • Max Sugerman

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      Its a fun tea, but the flavor is not my favorite. Its too vegetal and unsettlingly sweet

    • Casey Wolfe

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      This has a natural sweetness and a nice, smooth finish. Watching the pearls unfurl is part of the unique experience, and they're good for a second steeping.