Dragon Pearl Jasmine

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea, Jasmine
Flavors
Jasmine, Grass, Sweet, Flowers
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Sachet
Caffeine
Medium
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Not available
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “Here's my celebratory Year of the Dragon tea! I have to remember not to over-tea myself on this one, which is hard not to do because it lasts for so many steeps. And it's so delicious it's hard to...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a sample I received in my latest Harney and Sons order. I am going take a second to thank all the tea companies for giving out samples. I just think it is awesome. It seems like 10-15...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I say go big or go home. So, when I decided that I wanted to do a little Harney & Sons vs. Samovar match up of course it turned into a much bigger ordeal than heating up a couple of cups of tea. I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I have been meaning to try this for a while. Thanks to *Russel Allyn* and *Harney and Sons* I can! They sent a free sample of the loose leaf version. I have only had one other Jasmine Dragon...” Read full tasting note
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From Harney & Sons

This is a masterpiece from Fuan, China. Beautiful little hand rolled pearls are gently infused with the floral essences from Jasmine flowers. The tea is a delight to look at and its brew also delivers. The light colored brew is full of floral and sweet aromas. Always a delight.

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Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

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This tea is a BEAUTY! And another little sipdown. (155)

I don’t normally care for green teas, and jasmine isn’t really my thing either, but I guess the guys at H&S noticed I’d only ordered blacks and gave me this and a white tea as a sample (possibly in an effort to convert me over).

It’s very grassy and silky and greeeeeen. I like it. I don’t love it though – it’s fantastic for when i’m in the mood for a green, but probably not something I’d stock up on. Maybe my taste preferences will change and I’ll drink less blacks in the future but that’s where I am now.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I was so excited to try Dragon Pearl Jasmine after getting recommendations of Harney and Sons teas from fellow Steepsters,when I first joined. I must admit the first cup that I brewed, I wasn’t too fond of it. I felt that it tasted too perfumey,if that makes any sense. I actually got a headache from drinking it. Since then, has been stashed in the back of my cupboard for a few weeks. So I wanted to give it another chance and I finally did!

I brewed the Dragon Pearl Jasmine to 195 degrees Fahrenheit. I steeped it for approximately five minutes. I found it fascinating how the tea leaves were rolled to look like pearls.
The aroma is a nice fragrance of jasmine that reminds me of a nice soft perfume or being in a beautiful garden filled with jasmine flowers on a beautiful warm and sunny day.
The taste was a very floral taste with sweetness.
The liquor was a golden color.
Overall, the Dragon Pearl Jasmine has a great flavor and great quality tea especially for tea lovers that enjoy floral teas,including jasmine. I found that while I was drinking the tea, it felt very calming and soothing.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I think I liked this kne best at 170F for three minutes. It might make you less headachy that way! And it will resteep better for even more calming cups of tea!

Erika M.

Thanks for the tip! I’m definitely going to try it. :)

Bonnie

I like it at a lighter temp too.

Erika M.

I just tried it at a lower temperature. I think it tastes better and it hasn’t given me a headache. Thank you!

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Thanks Jess/Jane :)

this is a darn good jasmine! It’s been on my list for a while. It’s slightly citrusy even but mostly a sweeter/creamier jasmine. It’s smooth and delicate. I like this!!!

Janefan

You’re welcome! :-)

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Ever since I had my first jasmine tea, I will get these cravings for jasmine. I just really love the smell of it, and the soft taste of it. Nommy. No wonder it’s been part of the tea tradition for so long now, and I’m happy to be a part of it.

takgoti gave me this one, and I love the look of these Dragon Pearls. In fact, I love the look of pearls in general, but these are really gorgeous. The sea green interwoven with the blue-green. So gorgeous. And the smell coming off of them! It’s that floral-fruity smell that’s so jasmine. And I just realized it today, sort of reminds me of Juicy Fruit gum! I could smell these little buggers all day.

One of the other great things about a jasmine pearl tea is the steeping. Watching them unfurl, little bubble trails streaking up the sides of the clear pot, it’s almost like the caterpillar emerging from the cocoon. Entrancing, almost. Anyway, the leaves in this particular one are nice and whole, and there’s a fair amount of buds as well. I don’t know what the ratio is (although there probably is a method to the madness), but I soon had a little green aquarium of tea leaves.

The liquid on this one smells very soft and inviting. Very jasmine, but there’s almost a hint of cocoa in the smell. And it’s actually my favorite color for tea, that dark beige, pale yellow color that I think just looks like rich for its pale color.

It’s the flavor of this one that really knocked my socks off, though. Wow. Just.. wow. There’s a buttery taste, that melts into a soft, juicy jasmine flavor. It’s really not overbearing. It doesn’t try to beat you over the head with its jasmine notes. It just blends seamlessly into the body of the tea. I’m addicted to that butter-like component. I finished this cup very, very fast. It’s just a testament to the quality of the green tea in this one. It’s full of flavor. Seriously.

The jasmine has a wonderful sweet aftertaste that lingers on the tongue, but is pleasant. Some aftertastes just never seem to end. This just quietly fades away.

Really top-notch stuff. Seriously. It’s like a sigh. The flutter of butterfly wings. Okay, I’m getting a little stupidly poetic, but this one is so fuzzy-wonderful that I want to just let it wash over me.

I tried a second steep of it, and while the jasmine flavor was still there, it was a bit more muted, and there was a vegetal note creeping in that wasn’t to my liking. So out the leaves went!

I can’t wait to compare this to Samovar’s!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Jillian

I love this tea! The 2nd steep is the best, IMO.

Ricky

Now I want some! Second order of harneys will be fun when I finally make it.

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Sipdown! (110)

Well, I think this might be the last of my Jasmine teas in my cupboard? I think? I might have two sachets of Adagio’s, but I’m actually not quite sure.
I really need to restock my Jasmine though because I that’s definitely my favourite tea.
Definitely had this waaaay long ago. I brought it with me to my morning class but never had the time to log it. We did the baking portion of our cooking lab from 1-5 and that was pretty fun! Now it’s 5:30 and I have raw cookie dough next to me and I’m just waiting for my class that starts at 6 and then I finally get to go home!
And Lois brought tea with her to school today and she wanted to have a tea party tonight aaand yep! Going to wait a while till she comes out of class and we’ll be driving home to my place for tea :)

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Way, way back when I was small, I only drank tea in two places: my grandmother’s house, and the Chinese restaurant down the street from my grandmother’s house, because the jasmine tea they served “tastes like flowers!” (And, being the strange child I was, I actually spoke from experience on that one.)

Since then, I’ve tried a few different jasmine teas, most of which have fallen short of memory. This one doesn’t! It has that sweet floral taste that sits on the back of your tongue, and it’s good and strong without being overwhelming. Definitely one of the better jasmines I’ve had.

JacquelineM

Lol! I recently said something tasted like clover and my coworkers were like what do you mean and I was like Didn’t you eat them when you were little? … silence! odd stares!

PeppermintPlant

I did! Yeah, I had a similar conversation about honeysuckle blossoms with my friends a few years back, lol.

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This is a sample I got in the most recent Harneys order, which has been languishing in my sample bowl. Well, it is a day for bravery and tea! So into the cup it goes.
Its almost silly, seeing the pearls in a sachet, but I must say they brewed up quite well. This is a mildly perfumy tea, and actually very nice. I am impressed. Its so gentle, its almost a floating tea, if you take my meaning. I feel lighter than air drinking it. A delicate little cup.

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Reviewing a sample of this. Have to admit it is a pretty little tea…all those hand rolled pearls…then the light champagne gold liquor in my glass mug…ah. I took a sip…hum…what kind of Jasmine floral is this? A bit on the strong side and I was careful not to overbrew. The scent was bending towards Paperwhite flowers. They can be a bit overpowering. So, I went to my tea cupboard and took down my best organic white jasmine from Puripan and made a small brew to compare. The Harney & Son’s brew and Needles were golden…the Puripan needles darker and the tea liquor palest yellow. Puripan was not knock me down Jasmine but subtle and smooth. Harney"s I’m afraid for me was just a bit too cloying. Almost not Jasmine but Paperwhite. Sorry to all you lovers.

Invader Zim

I love jasmine green teas, especially pearls, but for whatever reason lately they seem to be overly strong, perfumey, and cloying. Nothing’s wrong with the tea, it’s just having a different effect on me. So, I’ve started searching for one that’s a little more subtle, I’ll have to look into the one by Puripan that you mentioned here.

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A review of Dragon Pearl Jasmine (floral) Tea by Harney & Sons Fine Teas
I have had Harney & Sons Teas and note the bags are made of silken sachet, which is a nice effect as one can watch the leaves unfold as tea is brewing and steeping. This effect is nicely demonstrated with this Dragon Pearl Jasmine.

When examining the tea bag I can see the curled up leaves, actually they are rolled into individual little rounded pearls. And one can smell the Jasmine at once.

I place the tea bag in a cup and pour hot boiling water into the cup and left to steep for two minutes. Tea’s color is lightly golden dew and there are hints of Jasmine permeating one’s nostrils. It is kind of over powering.

I don’t want to sip tea right away, but instead to take in what I smell, and to get pass it. I leave the tea alone for several minutes while doing other things. I am reminded of reviews I had read of Jasmine tea, wordings like: ‘light tea loaded with delicious Jasmine’; ‘naturally scented with jasmine flowers creating a soothing aromatic experience while enjoying this tea’.

I like that the leaves are shaped like pearls and how nice an effect it is to watching them unfurl as they steep and having experience this makes it special in some small way. I decide to have a sip of tea and not think of odor but the taste. I am reminded it is green tea and this is usually astringent in taste; tasting like cut grass but with the jasmine it is not astringent and does not have that drying aspect either. It is not bitter but it does have smoothness to it and something of the taste reminds me of the Hemani Brand teas I have tried. As they all seem to have that medicinal quality, smelling pungently strong.

With the 2nd steep of this tea the aroma of the jasmine is somewhat less.
With the 3rd steep, it is faintly in the background; hovering, a lingering effect enhancing this green tea experience.

At first, the fragrant jasmine tea can be overpowering/overwhelming but in time with several steep it does become tolerable and palatable. I am guessing those liking flowering teas will enjoy the many folds found in this one cup of Dragon Pearl Jasmine tea.

I am reminded of another reviewer going as far to say that this tea: “my mouth literally waters every time I think of or smell these jasmine pearls.” Well, I cannot say this.

I can attest to the Harney & Sons saying: From tea garden to tea cup! As it does seem to be taken directly from the garden.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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This is an absolutely lovely tea. It brews into a nice yellow golden color, and has a delightful floral smell to it. The taste is light and floral. I was also really impressed by how the tea leaves expanded in the sachet while brewing, I’m excited to rebrew. I definitely recommend this as a relaxing afternoon tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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