Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

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China Scented Green Jasmine Phoenix Pearls (No. 565):

Only the youngest leaf tips are scented eight to ten times with Jasmine blossoms and hand rolled into pellets. The silver down of the tender tips makes them shine like treasured pearls. When infused with hot water, the pellets slowly unfold, releasing a wonderful, delicate, slightly sweet and floral flavor. Set some time aside for yourself to enjoy this luxuriant tea.

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411 tasting notes


This? Iced? Holy heck – this is awesome. I’m totally bumping this rating a little, because this is just yummy.

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93 tasting notes

Auch! Major papercut!
Runs crying to travelmug and feels sorry for herself

Let’s talk about the pearls. What makes them phoenix? Reads the description …
Huh. Anyway, can’t really see the difference between this and normal pearls. The size is about the same as A. C. Perchs Jasmine pearls, which is a little above the size of normal pearls. The Perch are a bit greener though. (These pearls has a lot of white streaks). Also worth noting: the pearls are somewhat very uneven in size and rooling.

Smell’s like…JASMINE!
So much, in fact, that it gives me headache.
People in my class claims that it smell’s like bubblegum?
(?How? In which way??)

Sips It’s very jasminy. Not as sweet as Canton’s pearls and not as sour as Perchs.
Actually, this is how I would think a “normal” jasmine tea SHOULD taste like.
It has a sweet aftertaste that dissappears quickly.

…I actually want to try this iced with honey!

Thomas Smith

Phoenix or Dragon tacked on before “pearls” is just a throwback to why they were originally rolled into spheres – the whole auspicious mythical creature with a pearl/ball/sun/mystical orb. Only reason I hold onto the usage of either is because “Pearl Tea” (Zhu Cha) is Gunpowder, and it’s nice to have something to differentiate the size and shape.
Phoenix Eyes, on the other hand, are aptly named almond-shaped balls of tea.

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19 tasting notes

Deeply jasmine with the nuttiness of great white tea, and multiple steeps! It’s amazing in a tea jar with continuous hot water poured over it, for most of my afternoon pick me up. But I really have to be in the mood for a perfumed cup to drink it.

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

What’s a tea jar?


It’s also known as a tea bottle? Mine is a double walled glass tumbler with a filter that fits in the mouth and a lid that can go on it. http://www.branders.com/product/14oz-personalized-double-wall-glass-bottles-140133/ has an example.


Cool. Like a tall glass.

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144 tasting notes

I bear an unfounded aversion to flowered teas that is completely unfair to both me and any innocent and upright flowered tea.

These pearls smell beautiful, taste nice, look nice. Everything is just too . . . pretty. And there can’t be anything wrong with that.

There. I feel like Natalie Wood.

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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7 tasting notes

Second brewing – tried ten pearls per 6 fl oz and 3 minute steep time. Still very delicate, has almost a wine aroma.

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80 tasting notes

So good. This might even be my favorite tea. Good for a few infusions, usually around 3 for 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 at 180 degrees. Only takes a few pearls (about 10) for my 7-8oz cup.

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60 tasting notes

When I got up I put a teaspoon of the pearls in a tea thermos. I just kept refilling and drinking from the thermos until midday. Very nice.

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