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drank Jasmine Pearls by TeaFrog
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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!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec
KeenTeaThyme

Jasmine pearls are wonderful! :) You can mix them with other teas, such as a sweet green rooibos, for a terrific flavor, or with a fruity flavor. These are cupboard essentials. I’ll have to try this version, though – sounds like there is plenty of jasmine (my fave!)

Dinosara

I hadn’t thought of mixing them with other teas, but that’s a great idea!

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KeenTeaThyme

Jasmine pearls are wonderful! :) You can mix them with other teas, such as a sweet green rooibos, for a terrific flavor, or with a fruity flavor. These are cupboard essentials. I’ll have to try this version, though – sounds like there is plenty of jasmine (my fave!)

Dinosara

I hadn’t thought of mixing them with other teas, but that’s a great idea!

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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