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Jasmine Dragon Tears

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  • “This is a very very light and fragrant tea. A pale yellow liquor smells mostly of jasmine, while the flavor is balanced quite well. Both the quality of the green tea and the light addition of...” Read full tasting note
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Smooth with delicate tea flavor and heavenly Jasmine notes. 7 tears in a cup reward the connoisseur with a lifetime tea memory.

Jasmine Dragon Tears are a green tea and are made from the top two leaves and the bud of new season growth (Late March /early April). These delicate leaves are then hand rolled into the small pearls. When you infuse these pearls in your tea cup, you will see the top two leaves and the bud come to life. In fact you will see some small ‘hairy down’ on the bud of the leaves – this denotes superb quality and very careful and delicate handling.

The extraordinary flavour of these Jasmine Dragon Tears is due to the time of plucking, manufacture and the fresh spring jasmine blooms. The new tea season starts in China in late March/early April (dependent on weather patterns) and it is during the first 4 weeks that the best teas are manufactured. After this initial period the quality of the teas and green leaf start to deteriorate rapidly and the teas become quite plain. Dragon Pearls are only made from tea plucked in the first 3 weeks of the new season. Coinciding with the new tea growth, the jasmine bushes are in spring bloom. Only the most fragrant blossoms are used (from bushes that are known to produce the most fragrant flowers). These fresh flowers are layered between the tea and before long the intense and uplifting fragrance of the new jasmine blooms is passed on to the tea. An extraordinary taste experience!

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This is a very very light and fragrant tea. A pale yellow liquor smells mostly of jasmine, while the flavor is balanced quite well. Both the quality of the green tea and the light addition of jasmine makes this a great cup. A slight vegetal hint broadens the floral nature of this tea. Disregard the brew time below, I just left the leaves in the cup.

180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

I want to try this. . .looking for a light Jasmine.


In many jasmine tea’s I’ve tried, I’ve tasted something that I can only describe as chalkiness. An astringency that isn’t bitter per se, but none-the-less not too pleasant to my palate. This tea has none of that quality, only a bright green tea accompanied with a touch of jasmine florality. Hina’s Tea shop is luckily close to me, but also has an online store. I highly recommend this to you if you’re looking for a light jasmine tea.


Yes, i’m glad I found your notes. . .we were just discussing this yesterday on the dashboard. . Jasmine tends to scare people off when its too floral, it goes against the senses because it smells so floral (like perfume) and the brain tells you NO, don’t drink! haha.But a green with a hint of jasmine someone is more willing to try. . . thank you! I will def. give Hina’s selection a look and hopefully a taste :)

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