2 Tasting Notes
Brewed in Gaiwan with about 40 pearls.
1st Steep 20S- Good Jasmine flavor for a first steep with a pleasantly light jasmine aroma
2nd Steep 30s- Strong Jasmine Aroma emanate from my cup. Very distinct and strong sweet jasmine flavor with a hint of astringent aftertaste. Pearl have begun to unfold all uniformly with the tea tips first to unroll. Tea has an almost soft/downy mouth-feel.
3rd Steep 40s- aroma has calmed/lessened. jasmine flavor has increased yet without the sweet taste as was in the 2nd steep. Astringent aftertaste is slightly more pronounced, but it does not distract from the jasmine. Pearl have begun to unfold individually at their own pace, yet are still slightly clumped. Still has a hint of that "soft’ mouth-feel.
4th Steep 50s- Aroma similar to 3rd steep. There is a slightly stronger jasmine taste, but the bitter/astringent part of the tea is getting strong enough to distract from it, and has a slight unpleasant linger on my tongue. Roof of my mouth taste distinctly of green tea. Wave of calmness just hit me while typing this last tasting. Pearls have mostly unfolded with even a few leaf tips unfurling themselves, still a few clumps. The tea has gone from just covering the bottom of my Gaiwan to filing it.
5th Steep 60s- Very little jasmine aroma. some jasmine taste, I think my tongue has accustomed to the bitter/astringent as it is just always present now on my tongue.
In my conclusion this a good Jasmine pearl especially since it is Organic and that is a priority for me. I have found few vendors that can sell organic jasmine pearls, there are better jasmine pearls out there, but this is good enough to satisfy that. All-in-all I do recommend this tea.