This tea smells wonderful, just like fresh jasmine. The taste is very light and smooth.
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“I was mourning the fact that I was out of my Jasmine #9, but then realized that I have a sample tin of this still hiding in my cupboard. So I busted it out and have been enjoying it today - it...” Read full tasting note
“Is it wrong to be seriously considering seasoning a Yixing pot for jasmine scented oolong? I read pretty much every Yixing related thread on the discussion board and so I know that at least a...” Read full tasting note
“So I had this last night since I had just had Teavana's Jasmine Pearls the night before (my taste buds and memory were still fresh)! I know I really should just do a side by side comparison, but I...” Read full tasting note
Oolong tea from the Fujian province of China infused with the delicate scent of the night-blooming jasmine flowers. If you enjoy jasmine tea, we urge you to try the sublime taste of its well-made varieties. The ‘Jasmine Suite no. 12’ is an exotic Dragon Phoenix Pearl tea, comprised of intricate jasmine-infused pearls. Each pearl combines two delicate leaves and an unopened bud. When added to water, the pearls majestically unfurl, releasing their delicate scent and flavor. A spellbinding treat for all senses. While not cheap, this tea is well worth the experience.
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The scent of jasmine is beautiful, exotic and nocturnal, and not overpowering like in the previous jasmine tea I’ve tried. The taste is warm, earthy, and grassy—very foresty, but at the same time the feel of it was light and clear. A little bitter, though I think that’s because my water was too hot—I keep forgetting to pick up a thermometer at the store, so I had to guess the temperature. Grass peaking out from beneath a layer of decaying leaves in a moonlit forest.
I brewed this right the first time and could not get it right again until I was given a tetsubin (cast iron pot) with infuser. My method for a perfect cuppa now: Rinse tetsubin with hot water (this tea is very sensitive to temperature). Put 1 tablespoon jasmine pearls into infuser. Add 12oz hot (not boiling, definitely not boiling!) water. Steep 1.5 minutes. DO NOT oversteep… it will get bitter. Good for at least one or two more infusions, about the same time plus a few extra seconds for each subsequent infusion. Delightful tea when prepared correctly.