I’m not sure how authoritative my opinion is on judging this tea, as it’s my first pearl type tea, as well as my first jasmine. However, I would say that considering this tea is about half the price of other jasmine pearls I’ve seen in shops, this is a decent Asian market find.
The base starts out nice and light, and it deepens into something toastier on the second steep. It’s a little grassy, a little hay-like. There’s no bitterness until it starts to cool, and even then it’s pretty slight. The jasmine is strong and perfumey, which is not something I am used to. Actually, I’m not sure jasmine green is the flavor for me at all, but I can still cognitively appreciate the flavor of this tea.
Opens up by the third steep quite nicely. The jasmine is a bit more balanced, and the green turns vegetal.
Flavors: Grass, Green, Jasmine