Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Caffeine versus Theine

What's the difference?

You may have heard us talk about trying theine instead of caffeine. Not that we don't like coffee, but most people don't realize that caffeine is in coffee and theine is in tea. They're almost the same molecule, but with almost imperceptible differences in the way the atoms are connected... and of course delivered in an entirely different chemical environment, as is theobromine in cocoa. And there are other kinds of alkaloids in nature, too.

The caffeine molecule

But we know green tea is special. For over a thousand years, humans have used tea to refresh, revive and enjoy.

While green tea is usually served very light, when concentrated its theine is a powerful metabolic booster, creating a "high" that is much smoother than coffee or chemical caffeine.

Energy shots or too much coffee stress the body, causing jitters, anxiety, nervousness, and mind-racing tachycardia.

Concentrated fresh green tea extract, on the other hand, provides smooth, clear-headed energy and powerful endurance. Try the difference for yourself!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dragon Pearl + Disney

Dragon Pearl Supports New Kids' Show Shake It Up!

Shake It Up! is a new Disney show for kids age 7 and up, a comedy focused on young dancers starring Bella Thorn and Zendaya with Brandon Johnson.

We were happy to drop off a small pallet of Dragon Pearl Super Natural Energy, our natural energy shots made from pure organic green tea. The cast and crew get a smooth, powerful green tea lift without chemicals.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dragon Pearl Tea Sponsors

The new website shows all the full episode pages from all the makor TV networks on one page!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dragon Pearl's Green Tea Shots at Whole Foods Markets!

Southern California Whole Foods Markets Introduce Super Natural Energy

You can ask for Dragon Pearl green tea shots at Whole Foods Markets in Southern California starting today. The 40 stores will offer our Super Natural tea shots at the cash register or in the Whole Body section of the stores.

Whole Foods searches for the highest quality, least processed, most flavorful and natural foods possible, knowing that that food in its purest state — unadulterated by artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings and preservatives — is the best tasting and most nutritious food there is.

More about Whole Foods
More about Dragon Pearl Super Natural Energy green tea shots

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Dragon Pearl Tea Sponsors The Tweetys

"An easier way to view Twitter"

Dragon Pearl Tea has agreed to be one of the sponsors of the Tweety Awards, which recognizes the best Twitter sites in various categories.

"We think the Tweety Directory is an easier way to view Twitter," explains Judah Sanders, co-founder of Dragon Pearl Tea. "It makes Twitter more clear so even people who don't participate in Twitter can understand it and get immediate value from it." is a directory that allows users to view multiple Twitter feeds on one page and browse through Twitter by category.

"The value people get from Twitter and from the Tweety Directory depends on their orientation," explains founder Dave Dahl. "You can easily see headlines all your favorite news sources on one screen, for example. Or you can follow all the coupon sites or see what's going on in your industry, all on one page."

The Tweety Directory will soon include the ability to customize your own Twitter dashboard so you can see all the Twitter feeds you want on one screen without clicking from page to page.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Vicent De Paul Interviews Dragon Pearl Tea
Co-Founder Judah Sanders' wife, Christina Sanders,
discusses green tea energy with Vincent De Paul

We served organic green tea to the Emmy-hopeful TV stars last weekend as they filmed promos for energy conservation (..."only YOU can save energy").

Vincent De Paul
, maybe best known for his handsome presence on Desperate Housewives, came over to interview us for Alive Expo!, and we caught it on our Flip video...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dragon Pearl Tea Goes to Hollywood

Celebrities choose their favorite products at the Alive! Expo Emmy Awards pre-party

We went to the London Ballroom in West Hollywood to serve organic green tea and Super Natural green tea shots at the Alive Expo Emmy pre-party, where stars of popular TV shows are introduced to eco-friendly companies with all-natural products.

We served our fresh organic green tea, Super Natural tea shots and Purple Dragon cocktails. Pretty soon the room was filled with glamorous people drinking Purple Dragons, and everyone kept coming back to say how great they felt after drinking at least one green tea shot!

...and the Purple Dragons were extremely popular!

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dragon Pearl Tea at the Music Awards

JD Project Takes Multiple Awards

Judah, Chris and Dave served tea shot samples today at the New Times 2010 Music Awards. As usual, we set up our tent and our Dragon display... but this time was different.

Judah and Chris serve tea shots at the SLO New Times Music Awards

We were serving our new Super Natural green tea shots, and we felt a lot of love! People commented on how they loved the flavor and ingredients, and many on the way back remarked "I feel good!" We actually sold some cases on the spot.

A terrific band, JD Project adorned the San Luis Obispo Mission courtyard with their blues music and had us rockin'. Memorable and stylish under their own modest method, they played several great tunes, including the award-winning Freight Train. Watch it here:

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Why Fruit Is So Good for You

It's true: fruit is one of the healthiest things you can eat. Even for diabetics, if you eat fruit carefully (some fruits are high in natural sugars) it provides fresh nutrients from nature you can't get anywhere else.
We use fruit as the sweetener for Super Natural green tea shots because it's the most natural and healthy way to sweeten our extremely potent fresh green tea extract. (Without the fruit juice, it would make you gag-- it's way too strong to drink straight.)

Fresh Concord grape juice provides a rich source of resveratrol; blueberries and acai berries are a great source of antioxidant polyphenols, fiber, vitamins and manganese; and pomegranate juice contains tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid, three powerful natural antioxidants.

Dragon Pearl's Super Natural green tea shots provide a full serving of fruit-- blueberries, purple grapes, acai berries and pomegranate juice-- some of the most nutri-delicious berryberry vitaminicious sweet juice, providing only 45 calories (9g fruit sugar) per serving.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Making the Strongest Green Tea

Here's a quick video clip of part of the manufacturing process-- one of the last steps, which is packing the finished bottles into 12-packs.

The process takes about 36 hours to complete, starting with brewing the green tea with as many leaves as we can get into the water and infusing the tea into purified water until it's a dark brown concentrate.

Then the fresh-brewed super-tea is pasteurized, mixed with fresh blueberry, purple grape, pomegranate, and acai berry juices.

The supershots are finally flash-pasteurized and aseptically bottled. (More about how the tea shots are brewed)

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Nutritionist Warns Against Energy Drinks

Dragon Pearl's Tea Shots Featured as a Healthy Alternative

Nutritionist Aaron Snyder was featured on San Diego's Channel 6 yesterday. He discussed energy drinks and energy shots with reporter Marc Bailey, and talked about the effects of too much caffeine on the body, especially diabetics.

Aaron says that drinks like Monster, Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy are basically a rip-off that give you way more caffeine than needed to stimulate the body, and make you crave sweet and fatty foods.

He also discussed Dragon Pearl's Super Natural Tea Shots, saying that three cups of green tea is the ideal "lift" for the human body, providing the maximum dose of natural caffeine for humans. Three cups of organic green tea provides a lift all day long, without interfering with sleep because it allows you to get tired by expending your energy instead of countering over-stimulation with drugs.

Aaron also discussed his new book, The New Diabetes Prescription.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

The Strongest Green Tea in the World

"We start with the most potent organic green tea," explains Judah Sanders, co-founder and CEO of Dragon Pearl Tea. "We use fresh whole leaves from the Fujian Mountains, and we brew it into a concentrate so powerful you couldn't drink it straight up."

The highly-concentrated tea is mixed with Concord grape, pomegranate, blueberry and acai berry juices for a flavorful, powerful green tea shot.

The result? "It makes you feel great," says Sanders. "Instead of using mood-altering chemicals that can cause long-term damage to your system, you can drink a delicious super green tea shot and get a healthy dose of natural antioxidants for your body."

"Humans have been drinking tea to feel revived for thousands of years," added tea maker and co-founder Dave Dahl... (Read the full press release).

More about powerful Mao Feng Green Tea

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Dragon Pearl Tea and OPTIONS

What does Options do? Provide positive choices for people with developmental disabilities so they can work with us in the community, earn money, and lead a life that's social and meaningful. We support them, and we hope you will too.

(We ship UPS Ground because it seems much more ecological than air-shipping. Jets use so much fuel that it's not a good trade-off. Less expensive for customers than air-shipping, too.)

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Now You Can Follow Dragon Pearl Tea on Twitter

We'll be offering tea research updates, tea quotes, tea events, and tea and health news on Twitter. Updates will be made daily for your edification and enjoyment... follow us!

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