Jasmine Dragon Ball Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Jasmine, Malt, Mineral, Molasses, Smoke, Smooth, Thick, Wood, Earth, Floral, Nutty, Pepper, Roasted, Spices, Spicy, Dark Chocolate, Red Wine
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 8 min or more 6 g 11 oz / 319 ml

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  • “Sipdown! (4 | 281) This was my grandpa-style tea of choice today after getting a free sample in my Teavivre order. I used a single dragon ball for my ~16-ounce glass tumbler. It might be my...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “Jasmine dragon ball black tea. By Teavivre. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPQWibtAi0l/ Review: Ru Yao dragon teapot. Gongfucha. Dry leaf: no smell. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPQWqWAAHjs/ Wet leaf:...” Read full tasting note
    95
  • “I enjoyed this tea last week but am just getting to this note now. This black tea dragon ball is quite pretty with it’s large leaves interspersed with numerous jasmine flowers. I wanted to try the...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m thinking i was sent a different tea than what’s on the label of this sample from angel. Instead of a single ball in my package there were small balls – similar to the dragon black pearls. I’m...” Read full tasting note

From Teavivre

This Jasmine Dragon Ball Black Tea is an innovative type of flower tea, combining jasmine blossoms with pure Dian Hong black tea. The dried jasmine is added to the tea during the same process used to create the dragon ball shape, and the fragrance of the jasmine comes out in the first steep; unlike other types of jasmine tea, this one is not scented with the flowers, but only combined. With further steeps, the heavier flavor of the jasmine comes out, and because the tea leaves are taken from ancient tea trees, the taste is already stronger than normal Dian Hong black teas.

Origin:
Jasmine - Hengxian, Nanning City, Guangxi Province, China
Tea - Jinggu, Pu’er City, Yunnan Province, China
Season: Spring Tea
Harvest Date: April 30, 2020
Dry Leaf: Hand rolled into ball-like shape covered with a few golden tips. Each ball, with complete jasmine flowers, is roughly 5 grams.
Aroma: Jasmine and honey scent
Liquor: Bright orange-red color
Taste: With slight jasmine scent, it tastes mellow and smooth with sweet taste and lingering fragrance in mouth..
Tea Bush: Yunnan large-leaf tea species (over 80 years old)
Tea Garden: Jiu Tai Po Tea Garden
Caffeine: Less than 40% of a cup of coffee
Storage: Store in airtight, opaque packaging; in cool, dry place
Shelf Life: 36 Months

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5 Tasting Notes

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Sipdown! (4 | 281)

This was my grandpa-style tea of choice today after getting a free sample in my Teavivre order. I used a single dragon ball for my ~16-ounce glass tumbler. It might be my imagination, but I feel like this dragon ball was smaller than the others I’ve tried from them (rose and chrysanthemum).

At first I was very confused by the lack of jasmine flavor, but after reading the description it makes more sense. This is not a jasmine-scented black tea, it’s just a mixture of black tea and dried jasmine blossoms. So the jasmine is very subtle, at least to my tastes.

It’s a pleasant enough dian hong, with a strong woody flavor profile. I feel like the “ancient tree” dian hong often tastes quite woody to me, not sure if that’s just characteristic of the older plants. There are some nice rich malt and brown sugar notes as well, and a hint of dark molasses. Perhaps the tiniest wisp of apricot, which I commonly find in Yunnan hongcha.

Overall, it’s nice enough. I didn’t really get jasmine much, it was a bit too subtle for my tastes. Plus I think I enjoyed the rose version more (gasp!) so I would be more likely to choose that one if I were going to buy some of these.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Jasmine, Malt, Mineral, Molasses, Smoke, Smooth, Thick, Wood

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 8 min or more 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Jasmine dragon ball black tea. By Teavivre.

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Review:

Ru Yao dragon teapot. Gongfucha.

Dry leaf: no smell.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPQWqWAAHjs/

Wet leaf: spices, pepper, floral (?).
forgot to take photo

1x medium rinse.

Light steep; I taste/smell: (smell) nothing. (Taste) slight —→ spices (?), pepper.
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Medium steep; I taste/smell: (smell) slight pepper (?), spices (?), roasted.
(Taste) slight earth. light —→ spicy, spices, pepper.

Heavy steep; I taste/smell: (smell) light —> pepper, spices, nutty.
(Taste) slight spicy. strong -→ pepper, spices, nutty, earth, floral, jasmine.

All in all; what an adventure! Lovely taste/aroma and cha qi. I rate a 95 since I’m not much for black teas.

where to buy: http://www.teavivre.com/jasmine-dragon-ball-black-tea/

Flavors: Earth, Floral, Jasmine, Nutty, Pepper, Roasted, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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I enjoyed this tea last week but am just getting to this note now.

This black tea dragon ball is quite pretty with it’s large leaves interspersed with numerous jasmine flowers.

I wanted to try the base tea from Simao first so my first steep was 45s. There was a hint of jasmine-scent over a malty fruity scent. The tea is malty upfront with a slight almost grape like fruit note overlying a touch of honey with a hint of the creamy cool taste of jasmine. Steeped this way as Teavivre notes the tea is very upfront and the floral is a faint echo.

For the second steep I took a western approach and steeped it for 1.5 minutes. There were hints of chocolate added to the scent and flavour and the base tea became much sweeter and creamier. There was a plummy note and a bit of cream added to the flavour. The jasmine was intensifying the creamy and fruity notes of the tea. This was a fruity jasmine note that I often find in well scented teas. It is however still very muted. The jasmine is more apparent as it cools and adds a spice incense like note into the grape notes in the tea.

The third steep at 2 minutes had Hints of sweet potato and stronger malt from the base. Jasmine was still presenting a cool creamy accent. Jasmine became more apparent as it cooled and created a fruity slightly candyish accent over a cool hint of floral spice. This steep was more distinctly floral than the previous steep.

Altogether a very nice tea with the subtle jasmine enhancing the flavours of the base rather than being the star of the show. I will enjoy drinking this again. Thanks Teavivre for the sample!

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I’m thinking i was sent a different tea than what’s on the label of this sample from angel. Instead of a single ball in my package there were small balls – similar to the dragon black pearls. I’m going to assume that this is NOT jasmine dragon ball black tea since i don’t get any jasmine in the scent nor is it visible. No rating on this one since i don’t think it’s the right tea heh BUT thank you for the sample Angel. Whatever this is, it’s enjoyable to drink this morning :)

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Thanks again, Teavivre! I always appreciate the samples! This is a BIG individually wrapped dragon ball of black tea with whole jasmine blossoms embedded in the tea. When I was infusing the tea ball, I saw at least EIGHT whole jasmine blossoms floating! Unfortunately, the usual intoxicating amazing jasmine scent and flavor that Teavivre’s teas usually have is not with this one. I tried tasting hints of jasmine, but I can’t taste it at all. However, there is a TON of tea leaves here, almost completely filling up the infuser basket when steeped, though it never gets too astringent or bitter. The flavor is a lovely black tea — very dark and deep, with notes of dark chocolate and wine. So as a jasmine tea, this is a fail but as a black tea, this is delicious. If only it had the jasmine flavor like the other Teavivre jasmine teas.
Steep #1 // 1 piece for a full mug// 12 minutes after boiling // rinse // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // few minutes after boiling // 4 minute steep
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Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Red Wine

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