Tea sample provided by Teavivre for review
I decided to drink this today since I already tried the other jasmine green tea. Anyway, looking and sniffing inside the pouch my expectations are met. I think the aroma from the other tea was a bit more enticing, but maybe I’m just having a jasmine overload. ;)
The pearls did not unfurl on the first steep, but nevertheless it was an enjoyable peek at what the leaves were capable of. Delicate green tea, light jasmine flavour, a bit of spice, and an overall smooth experience.
On the second steep, they unfurled a bit more. The green tea has a nice flavour, not bitter and still delicate.
Third and fourth steeps brought more of the same flavour, with the addition of a menthol/mint feeling.
Fifth steep was enjoyable, but I mostly taste the jasmine.
I finished on the sixth steep, which was quite mild but still had some flavour. It could resteep more but I feel satisfied with these six.
So far I prefer Mo Li Yin Hao ever so slightly, but both are very solid jasmine green teas. If you prefer something nice to show guests, I recommend the pearls in a glass vessel. And the delicate nature of this tea would definitely be good with fruits, salads or desserts. Personally I love this sort of tea with Ontario coronation grapes (too bad they’re out of season now!)
100ml gaiwan, 1 generous tsp, 6 steeps.