Black Dragon Pearls
Hand-rolled teas from China deliver a bold cup with a sweet, creamy finish.
Moist, golden tippy tea buds from China’s Yunnan and Fujian provinces are expertly rolled into balls and wrapped in soft paper until dry, retaining the coveted “pearl” shape after the paper is removed. The leaves seem to dance when brewed, as they unfurl into a lovely creamy cup with subtle sweetness.
How to Brew
For Best Brewing
- Use one heaping teaspoon of loose leaves per 8 fl oz of 215° water.
- Let it steep for 5 minutes. Wait patiently for perfection.
Black tea is the fully oxidized leaf of Camellia sinensis and requires the most processing. The brewed liquor ranges between dark brown and deep red. Black teas offer the strongest flavors and, in some cases, the greatest astringency.