Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum  

Go Back   Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum > Non Cigar Specialty Forums > Coffee & Tea Forum > Tea Reviews

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-24-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
DrDubzz
Formerly RX2010
 
DrDubzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Tim
Location: Montana
Posts: 2,199
Trading: (34)
Bolivar AirForce (Active)
DrDubzz has a spectacular aura aboutDrDubzz has a spectacular aura about
Default Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

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/Blac...-Black-Tea.axd
DrDubzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
physiognomy
Feeling at Home
 
physiognomy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 502
Trading: (18)
ERdM
physiognomy will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

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.
physiognomy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
the nub
Papa Chino
 
the nub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Posts: 320
Trading: (2)
LGC
the nub is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

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.
the nub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2018, 08:35 AM   #4
tea_lover24
Just in from the Storm
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 1
Trading: (0)
tea_lover24 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

Quote:
Originally Posted by physiognomy View Post
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.
I personally really enjoy oolong tea which i think isn't for everyone it's definitely more of an acquired taste, and i guess the same could be said about black tea, but i feel you really need to try a good one the first time around in order to really experience it, i suggest you check out: http://www.republicoftea.com/black-tea/c/3/pgsize/96/ they offer many tea varieties.
tea_lover24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2020, 05:59 AM   #5
miaka14
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 1
Trading: (0)
miaka14 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

If you are afraid that teachers will find out that you order written work, look for services that guarantee anonymity, for example I am the real DB Cooper. Clients of this service can always be sure that their identity will be hidden. Well, unless you piss off wikileaks.

Last edited by markem; 02-26-2020 at 09:13 AM.
miaka14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2020, 07:41 AM   #6
BigAsh
Don't knock the Ash...
 
BigAsh's Avatar
7
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Keith
Location: Yardley, PA
Posts: 4,777
Trading: (46)
Partagas
BigAsh is a splendid one to beholdBigAsh is a splendid one to beholdBigAsh is a splendid one to beholdBigAsh is a splendid one to beholdBigAsh is a splendid one to beholdBigAsh is a splendid one to beholdBigAsh is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

Quote:
Originally Posted by miaka14 View Post
If you are afraid that teachers will find out that you order written work, look for services that guarantee anonymity, for example I am the real DB Cooper. Clients of this service can always be sure that their identity will be hidden.
Yep, was thinking the same thing!!....Also, where are the "phrasing" police for the OP...."Black pearls" and "anal" in the same sentence...slackers....
__________________
Keith

Last edited by icehog3; 02-26-2020 at 09:37 AM.
BigAsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2020, 09:38 AM   #7
icehog3
Admiral Douchebag
 
icehog3's Avatar
15
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Tom
Location: Clermont, Kentucky
Posts: 64,992
Trading: (61)
HUpmann
icehog3 has disabled reputation
Default Re: Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigAsh View Post
Also, where are the "phrasing" police for the OP...."Black pearls" and "anal" in the same sentence...slackers....
WINNING!!
__________________


Thanks Dave, Julian, James, Kelly, Peter, Gerry, Dave, Mo, Frank, Tr and Mr. Mark!
icehog3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2020, 03:34 AM   #8
olinda
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
First Name: Olinda Bolan
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posts: 1
Trading: (0)
Piedra Army (Active)
olinda is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

I like Teavana Black Dragon Pearls tea because I'm using it since 2011. During my research, I didn't find better tea than it. As a part-time spamming toelicker business, I use to drink it.

Last edited by icehog3; 12-28-2020 at 09:46 AM.
olinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 01:07 AM   #9
hania25
Just in from the Storm
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
First Name: Hania Khan
Location: Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1
Trading: (0)
Cohiba
hania25 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

I for one truly appreciate oolong tea which I believe isn't for everybody it's certainly a greater amount of an obtained taste, and I surmise the equivalent could be said about black tea, yet I feel you truly need to attempt a decent one the first run through around to truly encounter it.
hania25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 05:32 AM   #10
Chainsaw13
Mse bites can be nasty
 
Chainsaw13's Avatar
14
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
First Name: Bob
Location: The Enchanted Mitten
Posts: 5,904
Trading: (95)
Bolivar
Chainsaw13 is a splendid one to beholdChainsaw13 is a splendid one to beholdChainsaw13 is a splendid one to beholdChainsaw13 is a splendid one to beholdChainsaw13 is a splendid one to beholdChainsaw13 is a splendid one to beholdChainsaw13 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Teavana Black Dragon Pearls

Quote:
Originally Posted by hania25 View Post
I for one truly appreciate oolong tea which I believe isn't for everybody it's certainly a greater amount of an obtained taste, and I surmise the equivalent could be said about black tea, yet I feel you truly need to attempt a decent one the first run through around to truly encounter it.
Any relation to Ghengis or Chaka?
__________________
We're all here, because we're not all there.
Chainsaw13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content is copyrighted jointly by Cigar Asylum and the content provider.