Buddha's Tears

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Green Tea
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180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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  • “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
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  • “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
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    Georgettie 4 tasting notes
  • “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
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  • “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
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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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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!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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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!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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