The only other rolled Jasmine pearl that I’ve tried is Adagio’s Jasmine #12 so I’m basing my review in comparison to that one. This Jasmine is exceptional. The floral notes may overpower some but I say “bring it on!!” This tea steeps so well multiple times and the flavor just continues to get better. Like the Jasmine #12 the tea is expensive but it is such a great experience for all of your senses. From the feel of the “fuzzy” handrolled pearls to the sight of the leaves unfurling and to the amazing fruity and floral taste of the resulting tea. This one is well worth the experience, and the fact that you can steep it over and over means you can drink somewhere around 5-6 cups of tea without changing the leaves. That brings more and more value to this tea.
First steep was 185º, 3g leaves/8oz water, 3 minutes. Second was 1 minute longer and third was another minute longer. Extremely enjoyable tea.