Grands Crus



Black Dragon Pearls

Black tea from Yunnan (China)
A Grand Cru with stewed fruit and honey notes.

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  • Infusion Time 4’

  • Quantity 0.2 oz / 10 fl oz - 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 195°F - 90°C

  • Time of the day All day long


This black tea comes from Jingmai mountain in Yunnan. It is produced by Mister Wang and it is harvested at almost 1,500 metres above sea level, from tea plants over 100 years old. The leaves look like something out of Chinese legend: pearls clasped in dragons' claws.

These magnificent, exceptionally shaped pearls of black tea reveal rich and gourmet fruity and honeyed fragrances.

The Black Dragon Pearls are perfect with the Gong Fu Cha method : one pearl weighs around 8g, which is the ideal quantity in the teapot from the Gong Fu Cha Introduction Set. Each set contains 6 pearls, that is to say around 48g. 


  • Origin:
  • Yunnan, China
  • Tea color:
  • Black Tea

Suggestion of preparation

Prepare this tea warm: 

With the teapot or the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 195°F.

With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 seconds.

Prepare this tea iced: 

In a teapot or a carafe: infuse 16 g of leaves per liter of water at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove the leaves and store in the fridge.

Grands Crus: savour the exceptional

Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.

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