Tea Time at Reverie: Teasenz’s Red Dragon Pearls Black Tea

Somebody’s found her new favorite unflavored black tea! Check out my newest tea review at A Bibliophile’s Reverie, where I discover the unfolding warmth and “bold yet cozy” profile of Teasenz’s Red Dragon Pearls Black Tea! And yes, it’s possible for a tea to be bold yet cozy at the same time. 😉

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With all the samples I’ve received so far for Tea Time, I’ve done my best to offer variety with each new review. At the same time, I’ve been dying to try Teasenz’s Red Dragon Pearls ever since Teasenz’s package arrived. Grown and harvested in China’s Yunnan province, this black tea (also known as “Black Dragon Pearls”) is special in that it’s one of the only hand-rolled black teas in the world. And from the sounds of Teasenz’s description below, Red Dragon Pearls could be the ultimate autumn tea. So, let’s see what we find once the pearls unfold, shall we?

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Yezi’s Description:An unusual black tea hand-rolled into ‘pearls’ in southern Yunnan, China. This fantastically bold brew offers up all the flavors of a crisp autumn day with just one pearl. Malty, nuanced, and tannic, it also offers complex flavors of fallen leaves…

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Tea Time At Reverie: Yezi Tea’s White Peony Master Grade White Tea

I’ve found a gem of an unflavored white tea! With notes of flowers, almond, and caramel, Yezi Tea’s Master Grade White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) White Tea is light and refined, a cup of liquid harmony. But of course, you’d like the longer version, right? Then I encourage you to check out my latest tea review at A Bibliophile’s Reverie!

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After some brisk and flavorful brews for the past few Tea Times, it’s time for something more delicate. So, I went through my Yezi Tea samples and decided on their White Peony Master Grade White Tea. This brand of White Peony (also known as Bai Mu Dan) is grown in the Jian’ou County of China’s Fujian province and harvested during the spring. The young leaves are then gently dried in the sun on bamboo trays. No doubt this process – plus the fact that white tea isn’t oxidized like black, oolong, and green teas are – gives this tea its celebrated delicate aroma and flavor. The Master Grade level also indicates the highest possible quality for a White Peony tea. So, let’s have a cup or two (or three) of White Peony together, shall we?

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Yezi’s Description:When White Peony tea leaves dry, they twist into…

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