Jasmine Downy Pearls

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Green Tea
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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This green tea is rolled into pearl-shaped balls, then scented with jasmine flowers. The flavor is smooth with a light floral scent.

This is a unique and beautiful tea from Fujian province, China. To make this tea, women selectively pluck only the youngest leaves, covered with a fine down. Three leaves are rolled together into a spherical “pearl” and then wrapped in silk mesh and dried by fire to set the form. Each pearl is streaked with the pale white down of the buds. Scenting the pearls twice with fresh jasmine flowers gives the finished tea its final character.

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First off, I would have gone lower if I’d had better control of the water temperature. That said, I think it is still ok.

The dry leaves spell overwhelmingly of jasmine. It’s a bit heady. The pearls are small, and they are pale green and light yellow. They unfurl into an interesting bouquet of perfumy, almost bubblegummy jasmine mixed with a dark, vegetal aroma. The liquor is a transparent, light yellow-green.

As with most of the Chinese teas I’ve tried, this one starts off light and watery. This middle notes quickly transition into pure, liquid jasmine, with the jasmine aftertaste kicking in before I’ve swallowed. It finishes with a slightly vegetal taste, and the aftertaste is all jasmine. I almost want to call it a bubblegum experience, as with the initial spell. This tea is lovely, though not as complicated as I had hoped. I have yet to find a jasmine pearl in which the tea has more of a presence.

Overall, this is a lovely tea. I’d say that newbies would enjoy it, though I think that seasoned sippers might be a bit bored. It’s a good everyday tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
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I think that 190F is the ideal temperature for most Jasmine Pearls. In my experience if you go any lower they won’t unfurl during the first steeping and some of the flavor gets lost.

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44 tasting notes

Rather bitter taste.. I’ll attribute it to the severely high temperature that they have the water at, which you can’t blame them for, though..

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Fantastic. Continue to enjoy.

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First cup was way too strong (their fault, not mine). Second steeping was much better.

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