Alternate to Jasmine Pearls
Hello Tea Community,
I’m looking for some suggestions. I’m a huge green tea fan and my favorite cuppa is Jasmine Downy Pearls. I’ve seen the price go up a lot in the last 4 years and the quality come down. I’m considering switching my morning pot of tea to another variety but no single green tea has been able to give me that morning boost that the jasmine does with both the olfactory component, taste, mouth feel. I love a good sencha or gyokoro (I know I spelled that wrong) but they are a little too mellow for the morning. Not really into the traditional Chinese gun powder or pan fried. Oolongs are richer but again don’t have a nice pick me up for morning. Any suggestions?
I’ve always found Jasmine Pearls are priced pretty decent. Where are you getting yours?
If you are looking for something with Jasmine in it there’s always Jasmine oolong (but that one is usually pricey) or Jasmine silver needles. Out of them all Jasmine pearls green is usually priced the best. I drink many different types of green tea in the morning but Laoshan green or Rizhao green have been my main staples. Yunnan Sourcing has a good supply of greens , whites , & oolongs :
Taiwan Tea Crafts has a great Jasmine oolong or Rose oolong. They are not cheap and I usually reserve their oolongs for an afternoon cup.
Here’s where I get some Rizhao or Laoshan tea at good prices and great tea. Yunnan Sourcing also has great Laoshan Tea.
Teavivre.com has a ton of lovely jasmine teas. Since you drink the same every morning (or most) you can save buying in bulk, especially if you wait for their awesome sales. But the jasmine will be stronger the fresher you drink it.