Review: Dragon Pearl Ti Kwan Yin Oolong

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Thumbs up!"I found the body to be light, but it did not carry a dry aftertaste as some oolongs do. It was extremely low on the acid scale, and overall, a pleasant tea."
Jennifer’s Teaview: 8/10
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pain-in-the-butt.jpgThe appearance of this tea before being brewed is very deceiving. The tiny dried balls of leaves belie the fact that these are whole leaves just waiting to be revived. I used a tea ball with a fine grade mesh (Thai style) so that I could view the leaves while brewing, and I was not disappointed in the show. Once dropped in hot water, the leaves bubbled like fine grade champagne as they unfurled. I would recommend using less of these leaves per brewing than usual due to the fact that they expanded almost to the point of busting my tea ball open. The fragrance of the dried tea has sweet floral notes with a background similar to honey. Once brewed, the fragrance takes on a stronger vegetal scent, but the cherry blossom floral notes are still pronounced. I found the body to be light, but it did not carry a dry aftertaste as some oolongs do. It was extremely low on the acid scale, and overall, a pleasant tea. I would even venture to say that I loved this tea. I used it later that night to make “oolong and chicken noodle soup”, and it works very well with thyme and rosemary in recipes. It even assisted in cutting the bite on some bitter garlic I accidently dropped in the pot. As a drinking tea, I would be satisfied with this as an everyday cup, but I'm not sure it's quite sophisticated enough to serve at a social affair.

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