I’ve never actually had jasmine pearls before, but I’ve always wanted to since I love jasmine tea. I finally got around to ordering a sample with my big TeaFrog sample order. I initially brewed this tea for 4 minutes (as indicated on the package), but put the pearls back in for another minute when the resulting tea was only barely tinged yellow. The liquor still doesn’t look hardly different from hot water, but it smells wonderfully of jasmine anyway. On the first steep some of the pearls opened all of the way, but for some the inner core still remains.
I’m very pleased with this tea; the aroma is fantastic, and the taste is light but distinct. The jasmine is prominent, and it takes me back to my time in China when we drank jasmine tea with every meal. I can’t compare it to other jasmine pearls, but it’s considerably better than other jasmine greens I’ve had, and it stands up well to my unnamed Chinese jasmine green (unrolled) that I brought back from China and is fantastically jasminey. This definitely makes me want to go try some more jasmine pearls!