A gift from my wife, the dry tea is a bit on the darker side and has a milder pleasant Jasmine aroma, (which is my preference), not too strong or perfumey. To be honest, I didn’t expect much from this tea based on how it looked, but was pleasantly surprised by how drinkable it was. I used my 8 oz. Bird Pick dbl-wall glass tumbler to brew in, filling it with about 7 or 8 pearls and decanting into my 5 oz Finum dbl-wall glass.
The first 30 sec steep really brought out a lot of the jasmine and almost had a slight orangish/pink to it. Taste-wise it was unremarkable, but second, third and fourth steep is where this tea shined for me. After that first steep the color went rich and yellow and the taste was a nice balance between the tea and flower. Each steep thereafter I added more time, basically with a 5th or 6th steep where I just let the tea sit until I was good and ready. Even still it was quite drinkable.
Overall I was satisfied. Next time I’ll do a short wash, maybe that might resolve the things I didn’t care for with the first steep.