Pearl of the Orient

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From Gryphon Tea Company

Jasmine tea scented with rose oil to produce an exquisite sensual aroma of floral bouquet

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The bag almost looks empty, with a few small jasmine pearls. However during steeping, the pearls unravel nicely within the “silk” bag.
The color is a light yellow, though stronger yellow than TenFu’s Jasmine Pearls.
The jasmine tea is very sweet and without any bitterness (at least with 3 to 3 mn 30 steeping time). However I found the jasmine tea overshadowed, both at smelling and at tasting by the rose flavor.
The tea really smells like an oversized rose bouquet or a rose pot-pourri made with fresh petals. Very nice, but to my opinion too strong. When drinking, I did not really manage to identify the delicate jasmine taste hidden under the rose.
It’s supposed to be perfect for pairing with fish and white meat. I could personally never drink this tea with a meal, excluding dessert time.
It’s not subtle or delicate and designed to please rose-flavor addicts.
If I could compare it with a woman portrait, this tea would be a middle-age socialite with platinum perfect hair, perfect clothes but trying to hide her wrinkles by too much foundation and wearing too much perfume.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

I had my second sample of Pearl of the Orient today. Still too strong on the rose flavor for my taste, though I appreciate that the rose smells and tastes like a real rose directly picked in a garden and not like artificial rosewater scent.
The taste is rather long lasting and the bag can be resteeped quite a few times. I forgot it during a later steeping today for almost half an hour… I was really wary when tasting it after, that it would be bitter, as most Jasmine teas turn out to be when left more than a few minutes. To my surprise, it was not bitter at all.


Though expensive, I believe it’s rather good value for money, as I steeped in total around 1.5 liter tea with each tea-bag (filled with 2.5g). And I felt I could still go on if I had felt like drinking more rose jasmine.
A must try for the rose flavor addicts

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21 tasting notes

Gorgeous, one of the few rose teas I can recommend. Soft, aromatic and nicely balanced.

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11 tasting notes

My favourite afternoon tea. It strikes a nice balance between rose and jasmine, with a slight astringency. I steep the bag up to three times.

I follow the instructions labelled, and take the median of the timings recommended.

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8 tasting notes

Extremely flowery, quite smooth and sweet, good when drink it cold as well as hot one. I always love the color of gryphon’s teas, they are always so clear and beautiful.

Flavors: Rose, Sweet

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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9 tasting notes

More of a rose tea than a jasmine tea. I love the fragrance!

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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2 tasting notes

Lovely tea to take in the afternoon. No sugar pls :) Pair it with a piece of coffee cake.

It has a subtle rose and jasmine fragrance that makes the tea delicate and mellow. Golden yellow in colour. Perfect for ladies ;)

Remove tea bag after steeping 3-4 mins as the tea turns slightly acidic if left steeping.

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3 tasting notes

This is quite the perfect tea. It keeps me awake though, so I try not to drink it too late in the day unless I need to stay up.

6 min, 30 sec

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2 tasting notes

One of my favourite teas that led me to the world of exquisite Chinese teas. Accessible because of its lightness, and I love its gorgeous jasmine aroma.

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