Dragon Pearls

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Green Tea
Green Tea, Jasmine Flowers
Jasmine, Floral, Smooth, Vegetal, Grass, Perfume, Hay, Salt
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 g 14 oz / 404 ml

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So seductive

Incredible as it seems, each of these pearls was hand-rolled. It’s a tradition that began over 1300 years ago, when a Chinese emperor wanted to give an original gift of love. Made from green tea scented with blooming jasmine flowers, they are perfect little gems. When you infuse them in hot water, they will release the most intensely beautiful scent as they slowly unravel and come to life. (MK Kosher)

Ingredients: Chinese green tea from Zhejiang Province, scented with jasmine flowers.

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76 Tasting Notes

107 tasting notes

I love doing photo shoots in the summer, but I hate editing in the summer (because I just want to be running around outside!). I did a shoot last month and I’m only now getting around to editing them. A few pots of this tea are getting me through quite nicely. Here’s a peek at one of the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/riotproof/9359264259/

The first pot (steeped for 4 mins) was really nice. The jasmine was present but the green tea was stronger. The second pot (steeped for 5ish mins) is the opposite. The jasmine feels heavy on my tongue but it’s nice and calming.

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554 tasting notes

I feel like I’m drinking flowers. Haha
I don’t drink much plain green tea. It’s just not my thing, especially after a few times of having it and making it bitter. Bleck.

So, for this one, I very carefully followed the instructions. Realistically, this tea did turn out nice. It is not bitter or too strong. That jasmine flavour is definitely there. I’m not too sure if the green tea part is there or not, but the jasmine is. And I think it’s the jasmine being so strong that is making me feel as though I’m drinking flowers.

I’m enjoying this one as a change, but I know I wouldn’t stock up on this one. It’s nothing against the tea itself, it’s just not my cup of tea as they say.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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440 tasting notes

Somehow when I got this one I missed the jasmine part. But okay, every tea is different so I gave it a go. And it is really pretty to watch brew! Light and delicate, I even enjoyed my first few sips. As the tea cooled, the jasmine became more prominent, however it never became overbearing for me. Since I do like to know what teas taste like sweetened I added some sugar, and that’s when the jasmine dominated, and not before. Certainly not the tea I was expecting, but not one that I dumped the cup of, either.

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9 tasting notes

Love this tea!

Light, floral and with the perfect amount of jasmine flavour. So perfect.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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87 tasting notes

Hands down the best jasmine green tea I’ve tasted. Beautiful green tea with just the right amount of jasmine. Smells more strongly of jasmine than it tastes, which is how I like my jasmine green. I like to drop a few pearls into a cup of water, slightly cooler than suggested, and let it continue to brew as I drink it. I have found this method to bring out the richness while keeping the astringency down, but it also allows me to re-steep the pearls up to 3 times, giving me a bit more bang for my buck. I really enjoy the progression of the flavour in each cup when brewed this way, every sip is like a slightly different tea, and it smells like bliss.

175 °F / 79 °C

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23 tasting notes

great tea
its a nice relaxing tea¸smells amazing
in all one i would buy

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83 tasting notes

I have Dragon Pearls delivered from China and I will need to make some of that tea tonight to compare to this one. I also usually drink jasmine green tea when going for dim sum. Most of the time the dim sum tea is burnt, leaving a bitter taste. It is unfortunate that this is what I thought of tea my whole life…bitter and floral.

EDIT: I’ve tried the Dragon Pearls from China and it isn’t the same. It was too light that it tasted of only water, could not pick up on any of the jasmine. I guess DAVIDsTEA knows their stuff!

First off, I really love jasmine. It’s the flavour that I generally enjoy about green tea. The tea in the bag gives off a nice sweet floral scent and when steeped, it becomes more toned down, more delicate. First few sips were delightful. It’s not the same bitter dim sum tea that I am used to. You can definitely taste the jasmine and its delicious :)

170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I actually picked this up to make a Leland Palmer (an adult Arnold Palmer with gin, limoncello, and jasmine tea). The cocktail was amazing and enjoyed by everyone who tried it, but I decided I should try a cup straight too, especially since I love floral teas.

The verdict? So floral! I love it! It tastes much more floral than green, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your tastes. For me, definitely a very good thing. It’s very light (both in flavor and the color of the brewed tea), perfect for when you want to hydrate but want something with a touch of flavor instead of just water.

I think it’d be great iced too, as the floral taste screams summer to me.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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7 tasting notes

My god this tea is delicious. just had it today for the first time, already thinking about going to get more. The hand wound tea pearls add to the experience and watching the pearls unravel is icing on the cake. Beautiful flavour

165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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58 tasting notes

My go-to tea for sushi, or something to save for special occasions. Bought 25 grams of this. I wish I would have bought more. Delicious, beautiful, and aromatic. Can’t say enough good about this tea.

This tea requires a fairly low temperature and a quick steep time. Otherwise it becomes bitter and overbearing. I quite love my temperature-controlled kettle for this reason.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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