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Discover a Cleaner Cup of Tea
Uncover the secret already discovered
by over 10,000 happy customers!
Why Dragon Balls?
Experience the convenience of tea bags
without the toxic chemicals.
Conventional Tea Bags
Release microplastics and toxic chemicals into your tea
Often made from low quality, inferior tasting tea
May contain cancer-causing compounds
Living Tea Dragon Balls
Just pure tea, no plastics, chemicals or toxins
Highest quality, better taste, multiple steepings
Contains catechins that could reduce the risk of cancer
Try both! These Living Tea Exclusives are offered in both styles of Puerh Tea: Sheng (light, bright, grassy) and Shou (earthy, rich, comforting).
Working closely with a couple in Yunnan, China who travel by motorcycle to different villages throughout the year sampling different tea harvests, we were able to obtain these one-of-a-kind Puerh Dragon Balls.
Sourced from Yibang Mountain in Menghai and Yiwu Mountain in Yunnan.
Quality is our highest priority
Experience a new level of excellence with our Dragon Balls. Unlike many others in the market, we uphold our commitment to high-quality tea in every creation, including these meticulously crafted Dragon Balls.
Our founder proudly declares them to be among the finest Puerhs we've ever presented, ensuring an exceptional tea experience for you.
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Informed by Tradition
Inspired by Community
Thousands of Satisfied Customers
Inner Light is one of the best puerhs I've ever had, and I've drank a lot of puerh. This is a tea that I will come back to again and again.
I had high expectations for the Emanation Dragon Balls, and they did not disappoint. It's a tea that I find myself reaching for every afternoon and will continue to do so as long as Living Tea carries this tea.
The dragon balls are super convenient for taking tea with me. It took a few steepings for the tea to really open up, but when it did, WOW! I'm a fan for life.
The convenience of these Dragon Balls is what drew me to them! All you have to do is put one of the balls in an infuser and steep for a few seconds! I love that you can re-steep multiple times, too. And just like all of Living Tea's puerhs, these are delicious!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Living Tea?
Living Teas are seed-grown in their native environments, free of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or weed-killers. These trees have room to grow in biodiverse environments (rather than clear-cut mountainsides) and are maintained without irrigation, thus preserving soil and land health. We continually refine our offerings and operations to create sustainable, supportive relationships among Living Tea, the farmers, and members of the supply line. "Living Tea" is a double entendre, referring both to these attributes of our teas, as well as living what we call a "life of tea," inspired by these values and the ancient traditions of the Way of Tea.
How do I brew Dragon Balls?
Living Teas can be steeped many times. Enjoy small cups of tea, re-steeping the same leaves, rather than making a large pot or mug all at once.
Dragon balls need one or two steepings to fully open up. Allow more time on the rinse and first steeping, and then do short brews as usual.
· 1 dragon ball for a small pot or mug. 2 balls for a large pot
· Rinse and first steep 10-20 seconds, then 3-5 seconds for subsequent steepings
· 200-205°F water (not quite boiling)
How much caffeine is in your teas?
While caffeine content in different types of tea can be approximated, there are variations based on how the tea is prepared. Refer to this blog post for an easy-to-read chart as well as more nuance on caffeine calculations.
How much does shipping cost? Do you ship internationally?
Within the U.S., orders over $50 ship for free. Outside of the U.S., shipping costs are automatically calculated at checkout based on the weight of your purchase.
While different shipping speeds may be available to you at checkout, our fulfillment staff may choose a different service at the time of processing at their discretion, since large and/or heavy packages often cost 2-3 times the fee you see at checkout. A different shipping service may be chosen so as not to pass greater costs on to you.
When will my order ship?
We do our best to fulfill orders within 3 business days, at which time you will receive automated tracking updates via email.
Do you accept returns?
All consumable items (tea, herbs, tinctures) are final sale. We are more than happy to answer further questions about tea you have ordered, but unless it is incorrect or damaged according to your invoice, we do not accept returns.
While we take issues regarding subjective defects (smell/taste of tea and teaware) seriously and will investigate, refunds or replacements are provided at our discretion. We are extremely proud of the teas that we carry and the farmers who work so hard to produce them. If you are uncertain about teas that you have never tried, such as Puerh or aged teas, we recommend contacting us beforehand so that we can help guide your purchasing process.
Passion Meets Purpose
I developed Living Tea through my lifelong immersion in Tea and Tao. As an herbalist, acupuncturist, and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I discovered through the tea ceremony a means of sharing the extraordinary depth of Eastern traditions in the West.
Following many years of study and travel throughout Asia, I began sharing tea with others as a form of moving meditation and living art. Thousands of tea ceremonies later, Living Tea continues to share this way, these old-growth trees, and this ancient tradition with you.
As the Steam Rises,
Founder, Living Tea