Review: Dragon Pearl White

Bai Mu Dan Tea, Dragon Pearl, White Tea Add comments
Shane’s Teaview Snapshot
Its OK"A very enjoyable white tea, with a grassy/vegetable taste and a hint of sweetness."
Shane’s Teaview: 6/10
Other Teaviews: Clay gave it 7/10, Jeff gave it 5/10, Cap & Kettle gave it 3/10, Vanessa gave it 5/10
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dragon-pearl-white.jpgThe Dragon Pearl's premium white tea looked really nice as I got everything ready to brew a cup of this tea. According to their website this is a white peony (Bai Mu Dan) tea, the second best grade of Chinese white tea that includes two leaves and a bud. It's made with both young an mid-mature leaves that have been carefully washed and than sun dried and like every tea from Dragon Pearl's this is guaranteed pesticide free organic and produced machine-free.

Unless you can get fresh tea leaves right off the plant - just as tea was first discovered and brewed accidentally - white tea will get you as close to the true flavor of tea because it does not go through oxidation like other teas and really receives little processing beyond a long withering stage.

This tea unfurled quite nicely in the steaming water and the cup turned a very light white-green color. The leaves range in color from a darker forest green to a bright almost neon green that is visually appealing. White tea tends to have subtle flavors but I found a nice grassy vegetable feel to the entire cup, so much so that I just had to brew a second cup because I couldn't quit. There is also just a hint of sweet that is almost refreshing in the same way that mint tea would be on a hot day in the summer.

Nothing specific screams out to me but this is a really enjoyable and solid tea. I think $9.50 for a 50 gram container is a little too much for this amount of flavor but white tea tends to be higher relative to green and black teas generally because of the amount of care put into it. Still in any event this is something I would order in the future to try against other white teas and it would probably make a really nice iced tea.

— To purchase Dragon Pearl White, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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