Long Zhu - Jasmine Dragon Pearl - Nonpareil

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  • “First cup. Steep 2 minutes. The charming pearls unfold hastily upon brewing and the scent of jasmine flower rises immediately from the cup. As with any dragon pearl, it is fascinating to watch the...” Read full tasting note
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Other Names: Mo Li Long Zhu, Dragon Phoenix Pearl, Dragon Pearl

Grade: Nonpareil, Scented for 6 times.

The most popular of all scented teas. This stunning tea has an intense flavour and the beautiful aroma of jasmine. Dragon pearl are created by rolling specially plucked long downy shoots into little silvery “pearls” which are naturally scented multiple times with fresh, aromatic jasmine flowers.
It is named after the pearl like shape of the tea. Each small pearl is hand rolled. The tea is made by laying fresh jasmine petals atop the tea leaves, then tea leaves atop more petals, and so on. Up to six layers of blossoms alternating with tea leaves are used to create the highest-quality jasmines, using flowers picked at their aromatic peak. When the jasmine scent is fully merged with the leaves, the petals are removed, and the tea carefully dried again.

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First cup. Steep 2 minutes.
The charming pearls unfold hastily upon brewing and the scent of jasmine flower rises immediately from the cup. As with any dragon pearl, it is fascinating to watch the expertly wrapped pearls unfold into the long strands of tea buds and leaves. This brew produced a pale golden liquor that is soothing even to the eyes. The flavor of the green tea is very clear amidst the jasmine. The flower itself is of exceptional quality, sweeter than many other jasmine flavored teas, yet not overpowering. This tea is transcendent therapy for all five senses.

Second cup. Steep 8 minutes.
This tea will yield only one good steep.

ESGREEN

I have a little tip about how to steep jasmine tea——steep it as fresh oolong.
Use a Piao Yi tea maker or a Gaiwan. Make the first 2-3 infusions for 20-30 seconds like fresh oolong teas then strain the tea leaves immediately.
This way, the liquor will be light with a little sweet in the mouth. The aroma will not be that strong-just a mild scent of jasmine and the right grassy hint of green tea will not be covered.
Meanwhile, the tea leaves could be re-infused and enjoyed for more cups.

Birdman

Thank you for the tip! I just finished off this and the jade snail sample in this style. It was delicious! What a great way to prolong the tranquil joy of these teas.

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