Divine tea … subtle, clean taste and gorgeous jasmine aroma. My only complaint is that I find the recommendation of 2/4 balls per cup way too weak. I’ve just made a cup (quite a large cup, admittedly) with 10 balls and it still tastes too weak!
“Delicate-as-morning-dew green tea + fragrant jasmine = DIVINE. This is definitely what I would like to drink while enjoying dim sum in a Chinese tea house. :) Clean, calming and refreshing, it is...” Read full tasting note
“This tea is one of the first green tea's that I tried at T2's Macquarie centre tea house. I was pleasantly surprised. With a sweet aroma and a crisp green tea taste, Buddha's tears is both a great...” Read full tasting note
“This was one of the first green teas I had ever tried, off a recommendation from a good friend. I tried it from the cafe section of T2, since the retail price for the tea is a little steep. The...” Read full tasting note
“To me it is disappointing that the tea is called Buddha's Tears. This is only because this tea is extraordinary and there should be nothing to be sad about. As a Zen Buddhist I often indulge in an...” Read full tasting note
One of our most famous and highly-prized teas, Buddha’s Tears provides contemplation of the divine. Made from a series of unopened tender white pekoe buds and young leaves hand-rolled into a sphere. Each tear gracefully unfurls and dances in the water, gradually releasing a sublime and refined flavour. A delicate and beautifully light infusion, flavour builds upon each sip, filling the mouth with an ethereal jasmine aroma. A meditation on heavenly art and a sensory treat to savour.
This tea is also known as Jasmine Pearls.
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I had read good things about this tea online, but was put off by the high cost. Then yesterday I was lucky enough to try this tea thanks to my dad’s partner having a sample in her cupboard.
I love how the little buds unfurl right there in the cup. The flavour was very light – we used 3 buds as they recommended 2-4, but I enjoyed it. We did use boiling water though, as we don’t have a tea thermometer, but it didn’t make the flavour bitter for me.
Thinking about it, I realised 100g of these little buds will go a long way with me using 3 per cup, so I took the plunge and put in an order from T2!