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drank Jogmaya Pearls by Harney & Sons
2542 tasting notes

So far this tea has been a disappointment to me, which is a bit sad. It is a beautifully handcrafted tea but they were not offering samples of this, I broke down and bought a tin.

I used four pearls at around 175 F in my 10 oz. mug and was thoroughly unimpressed by a tea that was like dishwater.

Second steep, the water was more around 185 and then it got better – a very light floral aroma with a touch of lingering sweetness and a melonish flavor. I was really expecting more because all of the white teas I’ve had from darjeeling have been really good, and it wasn’t cheap.

I’ve emailed H & S to ask about the tea to water ratio so I’ll wait to put a numerical rating on this for now. I might also try the gong fu method with this at home.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Pamela Dean

Suggest you weigh the pearls and use at least 5 grams for your ten-ounce mug. Lengthen the steeps to 5 min and 8 min. At 175F, the longer steeps shouldn’t cause any bad effects.

TeaBrat

Thanks – they suggested I try steeping for 5-6 minutes so I will definitely try that.

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Pamela Dean

Suggest you weigh the pearls and use at least 5 grams for your ten-ounce mug. Lengthen the steeps to 5 min and 8 min. At 175F, the longer steeps shouldn’t cause any bad effects.

TeaBrat

Thanks – they suggested I try steeping for 5-6 minutes so I will definitely try that.

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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