Iceland Dragon Pearls 2019 Raw (Sheng) Puer Tea
Available in 10 ct. package only.
There is a dampness to the body, like a foggy landscape, that sets the tone here. The cup has a tangy, mineral-like electricity that is smoothed over by a mild, citrus sweetness. Nothing harsh, but still potent.
Ingredients: puer tea
Steep 1 pearl in 12 oz. boiling water for 4 min. Good for multiple steeps.
Use one dragon pearl (approximately 7 grams) in 150ml gaiwan (or teapot), use boiling water and steep as follows:
- 10 second rinse (discard this steep)
- 1st Steep – 90 seconds (it’s rolled tight, so this first one will take time)
- 2nd Steep – 15 seconds
- 3rd Steep – 20 seconds
- 4th Steep – 30 seconds
- 5th Steep – 60 seconds
- 6th Steep – 3 minutes
You can also split the pearl in half with a puer knife (not a kitchen knife), place both halves into your steeping vessel, and steep for 20 seconds. Cutting it in half will increase surface area exposure, and therefore speed up the steeping time.