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    Cha Dragon Phoenix Pearls

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: varied shades of green, tightly rolled Ingredients: green tea, jasmine flowers Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: gold The dry pearls of this tea had a fantastic jasmine aroma. I thought that this was a pleasant but fairly typical jasmine pearl tea. It was sweetly floral and vegetal with just a tough of astringency. One of the pearls in my pot was actually a whole jasmine blossom. That is not often seen and I thought it was a nice touch. Watching pearl teas unfurl is always a nice experience and this one was no different. Once unfurled, I could see…


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    Chah Dragon Well

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: bright green, flat shape Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: gold The taste of this tea was incredibly light and refreshing. There were notes of chestnut and spring greens along with a buttery mouth-feel. Its sweet aftertaste lingered long after each sip. The finish was a little dry but there was no bitterness. My second steeping did not loose any flavor. Many teas sold as Dragonwell (aka Long Jing) are not actually the real thing. This tea is authentic because it was grown in Zhejiang Province and because it is contains only the tender shoots, two leaves…