Jasmine Pearls (Whole Leaf Silky Pyramids)
Although it’s called a silk tea, the bag is in fact a manmade, biodegradable fabric. Looking through the pyramid mesh, we can see little coiled spheres of brown tea leaves – each one about 1cm in size. These spheres are tightly rolled and really show off the craft and technical know-how behind such a beautiful tea. Amazingly, we’re told that each tea cluster is prepared by hand.
The aroma profile is really gentle. It’s an odd description, but it smells delicate and pretty. The grassy and earthy notes blend really well together. There is a light bark aroma that balances the sweetness of the tea. All in all, it’s quite invigorating, in a gentle way.
It’s really moist and the tea fills the upper front of the mouth’s palate – it’s really quite a lovely, clean feeling. This must be the Jasmine doing its work.
The flavour is a good mix of green, but its bitterness is modified and balanced out by the jasmine, so it’s very drinkable. For anyone that hasn’t been a fan of plain green tea, but feels they should be, this tea is for you. The jasmine brings a cleaner, floral edge, making it much easier to drink.
As with the Mint Humbug tea and the Gingersnap Peach tea, Whole Leaf Silky Pyramid Jasmine Pearls would be perfect served chilled in warm weather -perhaps decorated with a freshly plucked jasmine flower.
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