I tried these pearls at the NYC Coffee & Tea Festival. They smelled fantastic. Just perfectly jasmine. The scent reminded me of Ten Ren’s jasmine tea, which is still my favorite. Unfortunately, the flavor didn’t live up to the scent. It just wasn’t right somehow. At the time, I thought the tea was artificially flavored. Apparently this is actually a traditionally made jasmine tea, so I don’t know what the problem was. Definitely not a purchase though.