Yunnan Dragon Pearl
I’m a big fan of teas from Yunnan. There is definitely something about the terroir that imbues Yunnan teas with a special mellowness that is instantly recognizable. Our Dragon Pearl Black Tea from Yunnan could be the poster child.
This is a rare tea crafted with several labor-intensive steps not the least of which is hand rolling every beautiful pearl. The dragon pearls open up beautifully in your cup. The aroma is earthy, with notes of fallen leaves and cocoa. The flavor is mellow, mildly honey-sweet with lingering cocoa and ripe plum. The mouth feel goes on forever in this tea. You’ll only need 2 or 3 pearls for a robust cup.