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Tea of the evening…..
…..And a little experiment. I may be sorry for drinking a tea even with just a little caffeine this late, but it is the weekend. I am hoping my system can tolerate a jasmine pearl this late at night and not suffer insomnia from too much caffeine too late at night…..

I am really liking jasmine tea, lately. I have one that is a straight jasmine green and a few that are pearl jasmine like this one. I love the light floral notes in this type of tea as they are very relaxing. This example is very good. It definitely ranks up with the best I have tried (which really is only about three…..) I would consider purchasing when I cannot find a comparable tea on the market at a better price. This one comes out to about $5 an ounce. It resteeps very well. My second pot full (yes, I am incredibly hydrated after two 24 oz. pots of this!) was just as good as the first.

24 oz. teapot, just over 4 actual tsp tea, 175ish water, 3 minutes steep #1, 4 minutes steep #2. No additions.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I agree. The first Jasmine Black I tried from A Southern Season was so perfumey that I couldn’t drink it. I would y it every few months to see if my tastes had changed. Their dragon pearl jasmine was given away for the same reason. Then I got some good jasmine tea in a swap. YUM! And now the ones from Teavivre are becoming real favorites. Oddly, with all the Harney tea I have this is one of the few I haven’t tried from them. I may need to remedy that soon.

SimplyJenW

@ashmanra…. I only have a sample of this one…. I am pretty sure I will buy TeaVivre’s for price as it is very similar.

ashmanra

I have a sample of Teavivre’s and thought it was just aquatic up when the pearls began to unfurl. I plan on orienting theirs. Harney’s is rather expensive, I think, and I already know I love Teavivre’s! It is so soothing.

ashmanra

What? Crazy autocorrect! I thought it was just beautiful when the pearls unfurl. How that got changed as it did, I have no idea.

JacquelineM

ashmanra- I read your sentence and thought you were like Shakespeare and pictured the pearls unfurling in water and rising to the top. Maybe there is something to this autocorrect :) :) :)

SimplyJenW

I agree with JacquelineM! By the second steep, the leaves were up to the top of my infuser. I have determined, that two pots is too much for the evening. We will try a mug with resteeps next time!

Dinosara

This is definitely my favorite jasmine pearl so far. I really enjoy the Teavivre pearls, but they’re not quite as perfect as these to me. And yeah, I always get especially over tea-ed with jasmine pearls because they keep giving such awesome flavor I never want to stop drinking them.

@ashmanra… that autocorrect was hilarious!

Serendipitea

lol @ autocorrect!

This tea makes me really zingy – jittery almost if I have too many cups .. No way I could drink it at night ..

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ashmanra

I agree. The first Jasmine Black I tried from A Southern Season was so perfumey that I couldn’t drink it. I would y it every few months to see if my tastes had changed. Their dragon pearl jasmine was given away for the same reason. Then I got some good jasmine tea in a swap. YUM! And now the ones from Teavivre are becoming real favorites. Oddly, with all the Harney tea I have this is one of the few I haven’t tried from them. I may need to remedy that soon.

SimplyJenW

@ashmanra…. I only have a sample of this one…. I am pretty sure I will buy TeaVivre’s for price as it is very similar.

ashmanra

I have a sample of Teavivre’s and thought it was just aquatic up when the pearls began to unfurl. I plan on orienting theirs. Harney’s is rather expensive, I think, and I already know I love Teavivre’s! It is so soothing.

ashmanra

What? Crazy autocorrect! I thought it was just beautiful when the pearls unfurl. How that got changed as it did, I have no idea.

JacquelineM

ashmanra- I read your sentence and thought you were like Shakespeare and pictured the pearls unfurling in water and rising to the top. Maybe there is something to this autocorrect :) :) :)

SimplyJenW

I agree with JacquelineM! By the second steep, the leaves were up to the top of my infuser. I have determined, that two pots is too much for the evening. We will try a mug with resteeps next time!

Dinosara

This is definitely my favorite jasmine pearl so far. I really enjoy the Teavivre pearls, but they’re not quite as perfect as these to me. And yeah, I always get especially over tea-ed with jasmine pearls because they keep giving such awesome flavor I never want to stop drinking them.

@ashmanra… that autocorrect was hilarious!

Serendipitea

lol @ autocorrect!

This tea makes me really zingy – jittery almost if I have too many cups .. No way I could drink it at night ..

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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