Black Dragon Pearls
This Yunnan specialty is a black tea version of Dragon Pearls. No bitterness here - just sweet, smooth flavor with a touch of earth. Comprised of only the highest quality leaves and buds, expertly rolled into a large pearl-like shape. Subtle cocoa notes whisper gently as each pearl unfurls delivering a superior tea experience not to be missed. 2-3 pearls per cup is a passport to a sublime tea drinking experience.
Smooth and earthy
The Yunan Curls are great on their own, but I especially like to mix them with the Golden Monkey when making iced tea. (2 pearls + 2 3/4 T. golden monkey)
I was introduced to this tea a number of years ago when trying to expand my black tea experiences. It has been a favorite ever since. I love the earthy richness and full flavor. I use a large Yeti mug with a strainer and typically use 6 pearls for 14 ounces of water. After steeping I add a dash of milk and a bit of sweetener. Wonderful way to start the morning. Added bonus is you can usually get an additional cup of tea without adding more pearls.
I thought the tea was good but it is a little hard to decide how many balls per cup
Black Dragon Pearls has become my favorite (unflavored) black tea. I drink it nearly every morning; the tea is the perfect beginning to my day. Six of the pearls of tea in my double-size cup (with metal strainer) makes tea at exactly the strength I enjoy --- no milk, please! The tea has a wonderful earthy flavor, with hints of smokiness that lend a level of interest not seen in many teas. Neither too intense nor too mild, Black Dragon Pearls is absolutely my recommendation to anyone who prefers a distinctive, yet not overpowering, flavor in tea.
This tea is incredibly good. Full, rich bodied but not the least bit bitter. Even if steeped for a longer period, it maintains it's smooth flavor. A new favorite of mine.