Golden Dragon Pu'erh

Tea type
Pu'erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Kosher, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
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  • “Well this was a lets give it a try tea that I picked up back in July 4 months ago and finally opened today. How to describe it? It doesn’t taste like fish. I know that doesn’t seem like much...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Steeped one of these dragonballs into a Nordic mug which made for a strong but still very smooth and round feeling cup with a lot of sweet earth and chestnut notes alongside that “back of your...” Read full tasting note

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A deliciously smooth & sweet blend of shou pu’erh, the leaves in this tea come from Menghai county in the province of Yunnan. In fact, the people of Menghai were some of the first in world to cultivate and drink tea as early as 1500 BC. The shape in which the leaves are rolled is traditionally referred to as “dragon ball”, which inspired the name. If you’re new to shou pu’erh, Golden Dragon Pu’erh is a great introduction to the craftsmanship of the Menghai community. It smells of sweet, wet earth & cremini mushrooms – think deep mountain ranges after a long rainfall.

What makes it great

Menghai is home of the most reputed sources of pu’erh.
The leaves in this blend are sourced from Bu Lang Mountain, Na Ka Village & Jing Mai Mountain.

This is shou style pu’erh meaning it’s a cooked pu’erh.

The aromas & flavours in this tea type remind us of the terroir where it is grown – like the nostalgic, smooth & enveloping smell after a long rainfall.

How it tastes
This lighter bodied pu’erh is smooth and sweet with flavours reminiscent of wet earth & fresh cremini mushrooms.

Shou pu’erh tea from Yunnan province, China.

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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Well this was a lets give it a try tea that I picked up back in July 4 months ago and finally opened today.

How to describe it? It doesn’t taste like fish. I know that doesn’t seem like much praise, but after my first attempt at a Shou Pu’erh, that’s massive. :D

Similar to the one I got from Whispering Pines, this has a lot of leather in it. In fact I will say its the dominating flavor, I don’t notice much else.

Its not unpleasant, but I just think this is not the kind of thing for me personally. Maybe I’ll try one of these balls again some time down the road to see if my tastes have changed at all.

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Steeped one of these dragonballs into a Nordic mug which made for a strong but still very smooth and round feeling cup with a lot of sweet earth and chestnut notes alongside that “back of your chest” warming and cozy kind of feeling that comes from slurping up a thick shou. I like how easy going this pu’erh is – perfect for what I don’t want fuss but I do want those grounded or more natural leaning flavours.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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