Sunday, October 9, 2011

Review: Adagio Black Dragon Pearls

Today I am reviewing a tea I purchased at the beginning of the summer, photographed and documented, but never posted online: Adagio Teas' Black Dragon Pearls.

8 delicious dragon pearls
This tea is clearly different from your standard loose-leaf.. The leaves are hand rolled into half-inch balls before they are dried, making the term "pearls" very fitting. The advantage of this packaging technique is that it's easy to use! There is no bothering with measuring, just drop 2-3 of these into a cup and you're good to go.

3 black dragon pearls
10 oz water, 200 degrees Fahrenheit
4 minutes
sugar to taste (if you must)

Although I have been drinking mostly greens lately, I can never turn down a great cup of gourmet black tea. This tea is strong without being overpowering, a little bit malty without being uncomfortably so, and sweet enough to drink without any sugar. This makes a great breakfast tea -- miles ahead of bagged breakfast fare.

After two minutes of steeping
Done, and pouring
Ready to drink!

Black Dragon Pearls Black Dragon Pearls
Hailing from the Yunnan province, this black tea version of the popular Dragon Pearl is naturally sweet and smooth with a touch of earthiness. Comprised of only the highest quality leaves and buds, expertly rolled into a large pearl


  1. That looks tasty, I need to stop drinking so much Nestea and diversify!

  2. Looks awesome; like the Watchful Cat said, I should diversify. Not tried anything other than green and normal tea.

  3. These look very different to anything I've ever tried, I think I may order some of these. +followed