View Full Version : Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

11-24-2010, 07:25 PM
Never done a tea review before, but I'll give it a shot.

These come in marble sized "pearls", black tea (as the black in the name indicates), the "tin aroma" is well, tea-like. But it also has a noticeable "malty" odor as well (like a whopper ball).

Anyway, I'm not too anal about water temperature, so I boil, wait a sec, and then pour and steep for about 3 minutes.

It's good to drink straight, but enhanced with a little milk and sugar.

The flavor keeps that malty taste after brewed, it's very bold and flavorful, probably my favorite black tea. And black teas are my favorite.

it's a tad pricey, but worth it IMO (although I don't drink it every day)

here's a link http://www.teavana.com/The-Teas/Black-Teas/Black-Dragon-Pearls-Black-Tea.axd

11-24-2010, 08:42 PM
Thanks for the review, Tim! I must admit I haven't tried anything from Teavana, but it's good to know about this one. I drink mostly puerh, oolongs, & a few greens... I will have to branch out & try a few black teas now. One of the members over at badgerandblade.com has recommended specialteas.com for their Assams in the past, so I might start there.

the nub
11-24-2010, 09:25 PM
From your description, it sounds like a Yunnan tea. They typically have a malty taste. Reminds me of Ovaltine. It's a nice change of pace. As with all my teas, I prefer without milk or sugar.