I’m really big on comparing. It’s fun. So today I am comparing my Asian grocery store jasmine pearls against these, which are almost 3 times as expensive. How does price factor in to the taste of tea?
First of all, I chose not to believe the steeping instructions for this one. 212º for 4 minutes seemed like way too much. So I stuck with the same as I did for the other jasmine.
As much as I wanted to cheer for the cheaper underdog, this tea is better. There are some underlying peach notes in the base, and it’s leaving a pleasant tingling on my tongue. There are some rice and grape notes in there as well. The jasmine isn’t beating me about the head anymore; it’s making itself known, but in a more subtle way. I’m not getting even the slightest bit of bitterness—this is one smooth tea.
I may have to rethink my stance on jasmine.
Flavors: Jasmine, Peach, Rice, White Grapes