Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dragon Ball Tea

Of all the tea out there, if I really, REALLY have to choose one, it'd have to be the dragon ball tea. I still love me some Lipton with lemon (well, that's all they serve on the plane anyway) and genmaicha in Japanese restaurant, but when it comes to comfort tea (like comfort food), nothing beats a cup of hot dragon ball tea. It's usually sold by the bulk in Chinese grocery stores or tea shops and it may seem a little expensive, but a little goes a long way, so don't be afraid to splurge a little. The dormant nestled shape is like a baby in a womb and then each tea ball expands into a long thin stripe of tea once it hits hot water. It's like those "condensed towels" that you've to soak in order to use them. So this tea is like a butterfly that morphs into a different species in a way. Tricky little plant.
Oh, and here are the benefits of green tea.

Do you have a favorite tea as well?


Jessica@FoodMayhem said...

From the pic, I think I know which tea you are talking about but I didn't know they were called dragon ball tea. It's hard to pick a favorite but it's either Assam or Pou Er.

Maggie said...

I saw this at Lupicia (my favorite tea place). They had a larger variety too - it was really cool looking. Maybe I'll try it next time. I'm trying to use up the tea I have now (sooo much) but I'm always up for new ones.

Gar said...

@Maggie, that's great! What kind of tea do you have at home? :) I always have some Japanese tea leaves as well.