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Kurt Gottschalk  

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  • Green Dragon Pearls


    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.