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Ooh-la-la, this tea,

Treasure of scented pearls, the caviar of tea…

Open the jar…

Close my eyes…inhale…

In another era, from the luxuriant gardens of Forbidden City,
a world where I have never set foot, but that I recognize from the many books I have flirted with …

Am I having this tea as the Emperor’s favorite concubine? No! As the Empress of Imperial China herself!!! (Why settle for less?)

Well, I know that the Emperor’s entourage probably never drank jasmine pearls, as I think floral teas were not the most prized ones, but I still like to imagine they would!

The texture of this tea is just like its shape: surprisingly round, full and velvety on the palate.

NO TRACE of astringency, even after several minutes of infusion (I accidentally steeped it for 5 min. the first time)

2nd and 3rd steep: still that velvety roundness.

The floral note of jasmine is both rich and fresh, but absolutely not overpowering, the sap of green tea is very present in the background.

Contrary to other jasmine teas I have tried, the floral note doesn’t linger and leave a perfumed imprint in the mouth.

Conclusion: This tea is noble, of exceptional quality and commands respect for the history and craftsmanship it bears.
(And I should mention, TEAVIVRE, you are offering it at an exceptional low price, I thank you for that!)

Bonnie

Good review Empress TeaFairy!

TheTeaFairy

Xièxiè, Bonnie…You are welcomed to teletransport to my palace at anytime :)

TeaVivre

Glad that you like this tea!

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Bonnie

Good review Empress TeaFairy!

TheTeaFairy

Xièxiè, Bonnie…You are welcomed to teletransport to my palace at anytime :)

TeaVivre

Glad that you like this tea!

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I am French Canadian, so please forgive me if my English is not always perfect!

My relationship with tea in a nut shell:

I’m married to straight Blacks. I have torrid love affairs with Oolongs. My BFF are Greens. I socialize more and more with Pu’erhs. I have distant White acquaintances that I visit once in a while. I party with Flavored!

Love Steepster, a place for tea lovers, where you learn and share with others…

About me:

I am a free spirit, I let people be who and what they want to be and expect the same in return.

Books! I love French and classic literature, but also modern and pretty much anything that captures my attention.

As tea and books, music is something I can’t live without! From Bach to Nirvana, my ears know no boundaries…

Art is food for the soul…I consume lots of it.

Animal and nature lover, I will never let a fury friend in needs.

I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember. But since I’v joined Steepster, my tea knowledge has emancipated exponentially.

Drinking tea is a sensorial experience. The name in itself “Camellia Sinensis” lingers the promess of an adventure for the senses…

As for my rating system, well it’s pretty much inexistent…Since I don’t write many reviews, I try to focus on the good stuff and will usually review teas that left a big impression on me.

Not a big «swapper» but if we do get to swap together, you’ll remember me, I live up to my Fairy reputation :-)

I love taking tea pics, here’s my Instagram:

http://instagram.com/theteafairy

Location

The Laurentians, Canada

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