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drank Dragon Pearls by DAVIDsTEA
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Ah, this tea is so wonderful. I know I love it, but when I’ve gone a while without drinking it I sometimes second-guess my love. One must understand how terribly I thought I hated jasmine for years of my tea-drinking life. It smelled like perfume and tasted like soap, and I could not figure out why it continued to be put in tea. This is why!

Since encountering higher-quality tea, I have found a few jasmines I like. But this one takes the cake. It’s light and delicate but sweet and indulgent. It makes me feel like I am sitting in a park surrounded by spring blossoms and a light breeze. That sounds over-the-top girly, but even the boyfriend enjoyed this last night. I selected it to accompany our bowl of blackberries and evening of watching the Tudors. It was a nice way to unwind after what feels like an altogether unreasonable amount of schoolwork, and the tea was nice with the berries.

I’m also pretty shocked at how economical this tea is, for how expensive it seems. I used 5 or 6 pearls per 12 oz of water. I didn’t have time to steep them again, but I’m pretty sure the pearls would be lovely for another infusion or two. They are perfect to grab when you realize you have forgotten to pack tea and will be travelling, as you don’t even need a strainer! I love that DT sent this as a prize for the Twitter contest. In fact, it’s slow at work and I think I’m going to go make some more now!

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Damn! 5 or 6 for 12oz. Now this tea seems a lots more worth the price for me! Thanks for the review :)

Jessie

No problem! It’s really surprising how few you need.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Good jasmine tea is like ambrosia. Bad jasmine tea is like soap. Pearls are soooooo good. Serious re-steeping, too.

You make these pearls sound like heaven. I have some on hand from my local tea shop right now, carefully sealed in an airtight tin. Sometimes I open the tin just to inhale the scent. Sooo relaxing.

MoonShyne

I absolutely love this tea and you gave me a great idea when you mentioned this would not even require a strainer. I can see this being put in my thermos for on the go cup of tea. Thank you! This tea will be a regular for me. I just adore it!

MoonShyne

I had to laugh..your review reads very much like mine. Before I saw yours I wrote that it’s like laying on a freshly washed cozy blanket in a meadown in Spring..despite the storm of life raging on or something to that effect. I think your as in love with this amazing tea as I am! It’s so exciting to find a tea that well, I am so excited about lol. It’s truly tea-nirvana! lol ok I’m getting carried away here..back to sipping this delicious tea :)

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Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Damn! 5 or 6 for 12oz. Now this tea seems a lots more worth the price for me! Thanks for the review :)

Jessie

No problem! It’s really surprising how few you need.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Good jasmine tea is like ambrosia. Bad jasmine tea is like soap. Pearls are soooooo good. Serious re-steeping, too.

You make these pearls sound like heaven. I have some on hand from my local tea shop right now, carefully sealed in an airtight tin. Sometimes I open the tin just to inhale the scent. Sooo relaxing.

MoonShyne

I absolutely love this tea and you gave me a great idea when you mentioned this would not even require a strainer. I can see this being put in my thermos for on the go cup of tea. Thank you! This tea will be a regular for me. I just adore it!

MoonShyne

I had to laugh..your review reads very much like mine. Before I saw yours I wrote that it’s like laying on a freshly washed cozy blanket in a meadown in Spring..despite the storm of life raging on or something to that effect. I think your as in love with this amazing tea as I am! It’s so exciting to find a tea that well, I am so excited about lol. It’s truly tea-nirvana! lol ok I’m getting carried away here..back to sipping this delicious tea :)

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