I took about 10 “balls” or “pearls” and infused for about 6 minutes…I had an emergency and ended up drinking it iced instead. The COLD version of this – that I’m drinking right now – is LOVELY! It’s gently scented and flavored with the Jasmine and it’s ‘just right’ for my liking. It’s NOT Bitter…it’s sweeter instead. NICE.
Our handmade Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award at the most recent Guild of Fine Food Awards. Only 83 products out of 5,000 entries in all food and drink categories achieved three stars.
This is one of the few authentic Jasmine teas available in the UK and was made by our own supplier. It was independently blind-tasted and judged to be the better than any other Jasmine Pearls at the Great Taste Awards. The long silvery tea buds are hand-picked from the white tea varietal used for Silver Needle, but the leaves are processed as a green tea. Once picked, the buds are carefully stored for a few weeks until the Jasmine flowers blossom. They are very skilfully hand rolled into perfect spheres and layered over several nights with fresh Jasmine. Just a few pearls yield a highly fragrant liquor, bright with refreshing jasmine and sweet with the soft creamy undertones of the tea buds.
Many so-called Jasmine teas are artificially scented with oils and flavourings etc. Ours are completely natural and capture the delicacy of the Jasmine flower without overwhelming the sweet, creamy softness of the tea.
Great Taste Awards 2009/10 – Three Gold Stars