Premium Jasmine Dragon Pearls Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves, Jasmine Flowers
Flavors
Jasmine, Fruity, Vegetal, Green
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
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Not available
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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 oz / 293 ml

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  • “SIPDOWN! I got up at 5 am to keep an eye on the new hen. When they are adjusting the pecking order, sometimes the newcomer or the smallest hen will get beaten up, but they have behaved themselves...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Back to floral teas, eh? I am very excited to try this one because I loooove jasmine pearls. My favorite so far has been Harney & Sons, but I honestly haven't gotten to try too many different ones...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sip down :( I spent the day with this most marvelous of teas. I remember when Angel first offered it to me. I almost turned it down. In fact I did turn down another jasmine green she offered. I...” Read full tasting note
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    ks6 1407 tasting notes
  • “I am anxiously waiting for my next Teavivre samples, so I decided to drink my favourite of their teas today, this is still my free sample I recieved in march. I am upping the rating to 100 because...” Read full tasting note
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    tigress_al 818 tasting notes

From Teavivre

Origin: Fuding, Fujian, China

Ingredients: Made from one bud and one new leaf, with obvious silver tips, hand rolled into a pearl shape

Harvest time: Hand-picked on July 10, 2014

Taste: A bold sweet tea, with a subtle jasmine aroma

Brew: 1 teaspoon for 8oz of water. Brew at 176 ºF (80 ºC) for 1 to 2 minutes (exact time depends on your taste – a longer time will give the tea a stronger taste and color)

Health Benefits: Jasmine Dragon Pearl is a premium green tea, and so gives you all the great health benefits of any green tea. In addition it is also widely believed in China that the jasmine flowers themselves add some additional benefits, helping reduce depression and also helping with natural detoxification of the body.

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156 Tasting Notes

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This was a sample Dylan won in Teavivre’s facebook contest. Thanks Teavivre!

The night before last we did a comparison of the jasmine teas we have. This is the clear winner of last nights trial. I was fully prepared to deal with a nauseous tummy. This is the core of my hatred for floral things. To my delight I’ve discovered not all floral teas are equal. As long as the floral is not heavy or cloying I do not get a stomache from it. Score!

I thought the jasmine here was subtle. I could definitely taste it and had no trouble recognizing what it was. It just wasn’t rearing up to apply a breath weapon on me. The green tea was crisp, light and crunchy. It had a fruity sweetness to it that reminded me of apples. It was vastly different from the other greens I’ve experienced in a very pleasant way. The base and the jasmine worked perfectly with each other making this tea, in my opinion, jasmine tea perfection.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I met a wonderful young man today in Teavana. We talked tea and he said he loved Jasmine Dragon Pearls. I told him I had just ordered a pound from Teavivre for myself and a friend. He was shocked and wanted to know how much it cost. I told him it was around $27 for the pound. He was really shocked then. Teavana’s works out to $96 a pound! Thank you, Teavivre!

Missy

That is awesome, finding a new tea friend. Teavana’s prices are a big part of my lack of interest in their teas. Cost and selling tactics.

ScottTeaMan

Now here’s a great Jasmine tea! :))

ashmanra

Oops, $27 for a HALF pound! So $54 instead of $96. Great deal still, though!

ScottTeaMan

That’s a good price.

Missy

@ScottTeaMan I was really impressed with it. I had totally given into the thought that I couldn’t have jasmine tea. Some of them make my tummy really sour and I end up holding back the gag reflex while I’m trying to drink them.

Missy

I agree with ScottTeaMan there, it’s still a good deal :D

ScottTeaMan

HHHhhhmmmm…….I never have met a Jasmine Pearl I didn’t like.

ScottTeaMan

Do you resteep the leaves Missy?? How many times??

tigress_al

I have tried a couple of different jasmine pearls and other jasmine teas now and in my opinion, this tea is the clear winner out of all of them! I always resteep this at least once too so it is definitely worth this price (which is also the best price for pearls!).

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171 tasting notes

Sweet, soothing, crisp and refreshing. I always love a good jasmine.

Guess what! I have a job interview on friday! I really hope it goes well because this would be my first job and I really need the money for tea, hehe. Wish me luck.

Hesper June

Best of luck!

momo

Good luck on your interview!

Scatterbrain

Thank you. :)

Azzrian

GOOD LUCK :)

Will Work For Tea

Congrats on landing an interview!

ashmanra

Oh yay! Money for tea is a good thing – LOL! I wish you the best!

K S

Be confident but humble. Best of luck.

Tabby

Woo, good luck!

Missy

yay! good luck!

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I really said most I can in my first review of this tea, but I want to repeat one thing in particular.

This is still the most perfectly jasmine-scented tea I’ve tasted. I have come across so many that are just over-scented and over-flavored (in some cases), and it has historically put me off jasmine teas.

Thanks to TeaVivre for proving to me that jasmine teas can be done right to suit my own palate, which seems more sensitive to flavorings and scentings.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 45 sec
ScottTeaMan

I’m gonna try this one when I place my order with them, for sure! :))

Dinah Saur

Definitely do! I’ve never tasted a more delicately and beautifully scented jasmine!

Bonnie

I’ll keep this in mind to try. I find Puripan Organic White Jasmine is also delicate and elegant.

Dinah Saur

Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll look into it next time I’m buying. :D

ScottTeaMan

I’ve only had one or two White Jasmines, and they were more delicate.

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Floral, soapy, and sweet jasmine pearls! I love that strong jasmine can taste like bananas. It’s sometimes a more convincing banana than some intentionally banana flavoured teas.

This is a very nice and simple tea but jasmine isn’t something I really crave too often, and, when I do, I think I prefer the scented white leaves over green tea. I’m still grateful for the chance to try this and for Teavivre’s extremely generous sample system!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I have never thought of banana with jasmine before. I will have to drink a cup and see if I can pick up that taste.

Dinosara

I too have never gotten bananas from jasmine. And I don’t want to… I don’t like bananans all that much! :)

CrowKettle

Ever since playing with the Yunnan White Jasmine I sometimes pick up bananas in jasmine. Maybe I’m crazy, but I enjoy bananas so I don’t mind. :)

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Ooh-la-la, this tea,

Treasure of scented pearls, the caviar of tea…

Open the jar…

Close my eyes…inhale…

In another era, from the luxuriant gardens of Forbidden City,
a world where I have never set foot, but that I recognize from the many books I have flirted with …

Am I having this tea as the Emperor’s favorite concubine? No! As the Empress of Imperial China herself!!! (Why settle for less?)

Well, I know that the Emperor’s entourage probably never drank jasmine pearls, as I think floral teas were not the most prized ones, but I still like to imagine they would!

The texture of this tea is just like its shape: surprisingly round, full and velvety on the palate.

NO TRACE of astringency, even after several minutes of infusion (I accidentally steeped it for 5 min. the first time)

2nd and 3rd steep: still that velvety roundness.

The floral note of jasmine is both rich and fresh, but absolutely not overpowering, the sap of green tea is very present in the background.

Contrary to other jasmine teas I have tried, the floral note doesn’t linger and leave a perfumed imprint in the mouth.

Conclusion: This tea is noble, of exceptional quality and commands respect for the history and craftsmanship it bears.
(And I should mention, TEAVIVRE, you are offering it at an exceptional low price, I thank you for that!)

Bonnie

Good review Empress TeaFairy!

TheTeaFairy

Xièxiè, Bonnie…You are welcomed to teletransport to my palace at anytime :)

TeaVivre

Glad that you like this tea!

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I think our 13 year old is a “super taster.” She doesn’t eat much in the way of variety because the flavors all seem so strong to her. And her sense of smell is crazy. One day I got a big box of tea in the mail and she sat with me as I opened the pouches and smelled them. She (at 13) was saying thing like, “It kind of smells like a mix of hay and raisins,” or “Its got a bit of caramel flavor, but I also smell something really earthy,” while at the same I’m thinking “I smell tea.” But she hasn’t had much interest in actually trying anything that wasn’t a fruity hibiscus tea (yuck). Anyway, she returned home from a trip to Nepal with her mom (I’m her step mom) and told me she really likes Jasmine tea. She knows I drink a ridiculous amount and always laughs when the mailman brings me “another” box of tea in the mail so she asked if I would get her some jasmine tea. I don’t normally drink much jasmine, but I am happy to have someone in the house to drink tea with and something to continue my connection with her as she heads into increasingly tough ages (I hated 13-15).

So today, she and I brewed up small batches of a variety of tea. I bought a few more glass test tube steepers (i just love them) and we made the yunnan full leaf, this, and the laoshan black rose bergamot thing, I’ll look that up later. Regardless, this was the clear winner for her. And surprisingly, it was for me too. The glass test tube steeper let us watch the little pearls unfurl and turn into bright leaves and we had a great time just talking about a variety of topics.

Tea. Magical.

Terri HarpLady

I love my test tube steeper!
You sound like an awesome stepmom!

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Needed something light and refreshing today so I picked some jasmine dragon pearls :] I love the flavor of jasmine. This tea has a lovely flavor. Lovely crisp jasmine notes and a deep green tea flavor. The way the two mingle almost reminds me of a grape flavor. I’m really enjoying this cup today. Much needed!

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Got in some samples from Teavivre the other day and had to try this one right away. I love jasmine pearls…in case no one has noticed :) and this immediately made it’s way toward the top of my list.

These are beautiful little balls of green and white leaves with a very pleasant aroma of sweet jasmine and hints of honeysuckle. The wet leaves are heady without being cloying while the infusion is a very soft floral.

Taste is a wonderful soft sweet jasmine with honeysuckle in the tail end of the sip lasting into the aftertaste. There is a wonderful silky texture throughout the sip and an almost sparkling quality in the aftertaste.

It’s sweet jasmine without being cloying.
It’s floral without being soapy.
Caffeinated yet wonderfully calming.

The only problem of loving jasmine pearls is the price, usually they are expensive. Teavivre’s price for these on the other hand make these well worth the purchase. Excellent quality for an excellent price.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I am glad to read this, because I LOVE Teavivre’s Jasmine Dragon Pearls, but I have never tried any others and didn’t know how they compared. I know the price of some others, enough to know that these are tasty and the best bargain I have seen.

Invader Zim

Rishi and Teavana’s are relatively the same, overly priced and can get bitter easier. Harney and Sons has nice quality pearls, but these ones are a bit better and cheaper. I would stick with these.

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I’m always careful with Jasmine teas. In general, I just really don’t like them, as the jasmine flavor has to be done just right for me.

I tried this previously hot and LOVED it. The jasmine is perfect. I’m not sure how well these kinds of things do with cold brew, but I decided to be daring and go for it. It definitely needs less time to steep than the other teas that I’ve been cold brewing, but oh wow is this good! I absolutely have to buy more of this, since I used up the last of my sample. This is delicious both iced and warm. I think this will become my go-to iced tea, for now. Raising the rating up, since it’s so good either way.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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So this is my tea break of the day; I’m trying to get through all this reading…It really never ends. This was a very generous sample provided by Teavivre! :)
I’ve had an interesting relationship with jasmine. It’s not always my favorite because of its very heady aroma. This one would not disappoint true jasmine fans! It is beautifully rolled and I can almost taste it as I open the bag. My first steep did not fully unfurl the leaves of these pearls. There is also a very deeply complex smell to this jasmine.
The liquor itself is very light and the taste is actually much more subdued (a good point for me!). I put less leaf into this because of my slight jasmine phobia. I actually really enjoyed this one. It’s not overly floral; most of this flavor hits my palate on the end of a sip. I think that this could be the jasmine that changes my ideas of what jasmine tea should be.
edit I’m now on my 3rd steep of this tea and I’m surprised by its ability to last. I’m quite sure that a 4th and at least a 5th steep could be taken from these leaves. This would be a great tea for the penny-pinching-jasmine loving-poor college student. :p lol

ScottTeaMan

I really enjoy Jasmine Pearl teas, and I usually get 5 quality steeps out of a fair amount of pearls. :))

Tamm

I actually stopped counting after 6. lolol I probably just don’t drink enough jasmine to notice a difference. :p That’s the funny thing about samples. Sometimes you like something but it’s not part of what you’d normally buy for yourself b/c you have other preferences.

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