Review: Dragon Pearl White

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Jeff’s Teaview Snapshot
Its OK"The aromas, flavor and finish need improvement... but these leaves have potential."
Jeff’s Teaview: 5/10
Other Teaviews: Shane gave it 6/10, Clay gave it 7/10, Cap & Kettle gave it 3/10, Vanessa gave it 5/10
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dragon-pearl-white.jpgWhite teas are a certain delicacy in the fullest sense of the word. The best white teas have a subtle scent, a light flavor and strong finish. White teas, despite their subtlety, offer the least bang for their buck: you often need double the tea and steep time to get the flavor. It often seems like an unfair tradeoff but the subtlety of white tea stuck with me and I always found myself going back for me.

Unfortunately, the Dragon Pearl's organic Fujian Mountain White won't fulfill the white tea promise. The aroma of this tea is quite bland and the buds themselves can't fill out the aroma. Even after a 10-minute steep in the first infusion, the light color and aroma lack any punch.

The light flavor of this tea has the potential with a fruit addition but without a partner it seems a bit lost. My second pot of tea suffered from the same problem of blandness and lack of the subtle nuance that marks the best white teas.

With a name like Fujian Mountain White, you'd think this tea would have a more pure flavor. But when a tea tastes bland it often needs something fruity to mix. The aromas, flavor and finish need improvement but these leaves have potential.

— 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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