Mmm…finishing up my Jasmine Pearls! I have to be in the mood for these, but when that mood strikes, this tea tastes awesome! I think I’ll need to search out the perfect Jasmine Pearls to add to my cupboard. Any suggestions?
“Mmm…finishing up my Jasmine Pearls! I have to be in the mood for these, but when that mood strikes, this tea tastes awesome! I think I’ll need to search out the perfect Jasmine Pearls...” Read full tasting note
“this is a GOOD jasmine tea! i put a couple of pearls in my tiny cup and steeped for about a minute and it had unfurled! jasmine scent is good-strong, not...” Read full tasting note
“I love the smell of jasmine, and a good jasmine tea can be an absolutely wonderful thing. The aromatic quality of a good jasmine takes the normal scent profile of tea and ramps it up to an amazing...” Read full tasting note
“Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me these pearls! Yay! I love jasmine. And these are so beautifully scented. It tastes light and creamy and soft. When I sip it...” Read full tasting note
A rare tea produced by hand rolling green tea buds and silvery tips into a tight, pearl shape. The tea is then scented repeatedly with jasmine, creating a wonderfully fragrant bouquet. Upon brewing, each “pearl” unfurls to show the entirety of the tender tea leaves.
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this is a GOOD jasmine tea!
i put a couple of pearls in my tiny cup and steeped for about a minute and it had unfurled!
jasmine scent is good-strong, not overpowering
jasmine taste is good-strong too. there was an almost imperceptible bitter aftertaste, will have to steep for a shorter time, maybe? still it fared better than the other jasmine i had steeped earlier and gave up on hot-steeping. the other jasmine also had that slight bitter after taste even after cold-steeping :(
this is my first jasmine pearl though so no points of comparison but this is the best jasmine i’ve had! haha
one time, i will have to steep at the same time as my other jasmines.
will update this upon re-steep <3
update: the 2nd steep normalized the flavor and i liked it the best. was able to steep about a couple times more of this goodness :)
I love the smell of jasmine, and a good jasmine tea can be an absolutely wonderful thing. The aromatic quality of a good jasmine takes the normal scent profile of tea and ramps it up to an amazing place. Additionally, I really like pearl-style teas. Watching them slowly unfold as they brew is always a relaxing activity (which is why I tend to keep them at work, I need all the relaxation assistance I can get).
So being both jasmine and a pearl tea, I was really looking forward getting to try this sample. And it does not disappoint. It is definitely on the delicate end of the spectrum (the brew is almost colorless), but the aromatic qualities of the jasmine come through without tasting like you’re drinking perfume – a definite possibility for some of the not-as-good jasmine teas. The green buds forming the base of this tea are very subdued, but do provide the backdrop for the rest of the tea. Overall, it’s a great light flowery tea. Yum.
Well, these pearls certainly are downy…I felt one of the little balls of tea and it was soft and fuzzy. The jasmine smell is sharp and sweet in the dry leaf, and makes me wonder if the taste will be the same.
I used approximately two teaspoons of pearls, in two cups of water, for three minutes (give or take ten seconds, as I initially forgot to start my timer, oops). At the end of three minutes, the brew was very watery, so I let it sit for two minutes more. At this point, I’d like to take a moment to say that while I enjoy the challenge of matching up just the right steeping time with just the right amount of leaf and water to make a delectable cup, I do wish that more companies would give what they believe the ideal steeping conditions to be, even if it’s a rough estimate, since not all teas are created equally, and generalizing conditions does not always work out. Regardless, the extra two minutes seems to have helped immensely, as there is greater unfurl to the leaves and more colour to the liquor.
The jasmine scent is just as sharp in the completed cup as it was in the dry leaf. And the taste….Wow…that’s incredibly…mediocre. Thankfully, the sharpness of the jasmine hasn’t come through in the taste of the liquor, yet everything about it is very average. The flavour is smooth, and light, and has a nice jasmine scent and taste, but, all in all, it just seems to be lacking something in a big way.
I enjoyed drinking it, but Jasmine Pearls are one of my favourites, so that could bias me a bit. I give it a 65 out of 100 on my personal enjoyment scale.