This tea smells wonderful! The little pearls are gorgeous. I had been wanting to get a sample from Harney & Sons or Samovar for a long time, but I wandered into a Teavana on vacation and smelt these little beauties and couldn’t say no.

The flavor is very nice. There’s the jasmine in the forefront. It’s almost too strong, so I’ve been learning to steep it for less and less time. I do think I like jasmine tea, as long as the jasmine isn’t overpowering. It reminds me of heavy perfume when it’s too strong, and since I’m allergic to a majority of perfumes, it’s a major major turn off for me in tea.

The other things I taste are – a sweetness I can’t describe, and a slight, ever so slight nutty flavor. That nutty flavor is what I’ve come to love in green tea. I was very surprise it was in such a floral tea, even for how slight it is. And I loved that it was there.

Over all, this tea is beautiful and delicious. And I love how many steeps I can get out of one teaspoon.

200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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