Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls (Long Zhu) Green tea. (茉莉龙珠)

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Butter, Floral, Jasmine, Sweet
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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 oz / 200 ml

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  • “I wanted to share my experience with the Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls from Efuton, that I got from the online tea shop “http://www.green-tea-shop.com/”. I bought 50g, and I received this tea in a...” Read full tasting note

From 艺福堂 (Efuton) (purchased from www.green-tea-shop.com)

Mo Li Long Zhu, a rare, hand-rolled green tea from the Fujian province of China, infused with the delicate scent of night-blooming jasmine. The finest jasmine tea hand-rolled into pearl-sized spheres brews an incomparable infusion that will delight even the most fervent jasmine lovers. A treat for the jasmine lover and connoisseur alike.

Tea leaves are harvested in the spring and stored until early summer when fresh Jasmine flowers are in bloom. Jasmine flowers are picked early in the day when the small petals are tightly closed. The flowers are kept cool until nightfall. In the early evening when the flowers begin to open, the tea is blended with the Jasmine flowers and stored overnight. The night blooming Jasmine flowers then open and release their fragrance into the tea. It takes over four hours for the tea to absorb the fragrance and flavor of the jasmine blossoms; this process may be repeated for as many as six or seven times. The tea absorbs moisture from the fresh Jasmine flowers so it must be re-fired to prevent spoilage.

Taste: The dried pearls have a lovely jasmine fragrance. Sweet and almost sugary. Very soft, airy mouthfeel while the aroma is sweet and floral.

Preparation: Use 10-15 dragon pearls per 200ml of water. Heat water to 80-85℃ and steep for 1-3 minutes. It’s better to use glass cup to see the process of blooming.

Refined, clear and delicate floral fragrance, pleasantly soft texture and delicately dry finish. When added to hot water, the pearls majestically unfurl, releasing their delicate scent and flavor.

Brewing vessel: Glass or Porcelain Pot
Infusions: At least 5 times
Shelf Life: 18 months
Origin: Fujian, China

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I wanted to share my experience with the Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls from Efuton, that I got from the online tea shop “http://www.green-tea-shop.com/”.

I bought 50g, and I received this tea in a green tin from Efuton brand, with the tea in a sealed bag inside the tin. On the surface is indicated that it is a Special Grade.
The tin was also very stylish, with a light-reflecting effect on a mosaic-like green pattern on the tin’s surface, but this is not really important regarding tea, obviously.

Despite being my first online tea purchase, it hasn’t been however the first kind of tea I have tried. Almost three years ago, a friend got me interested into this wonderful world of tea when he gave me a gift of another wonderful tea, a Ginseng Oolong. Since then, and due to my little budget, I have bought tea from local stores here.

Prior to this Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls tea I tried some other Jasmines from local stores here, and in most cases I experienced them flawed in some way.

What surprised me most about this Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls, comparing it with the other plain Jasmines I had tried, was the wonderful aroma and taste, refreshingly floral but at the same time subtle, and the texture of the tea soup with a buttery sensation in the mouth. The aftertaste is also long-lasting and soothing, as a recollection of the whole cup previously smelled, savoured and sipped with all the sensations it takes.

In spite of not owing a proper Gaiwan, I tend to prepare this tea in a closer way to Gongfu style using a little porcelain teapot, putting in it 10-15 dragon pearls, and I would usually obtain 4 or 5 infusions from the same leaves, being the last infusions needed of a more extended brewing time.

Overall, I always find this tea a very remarkable experience. Every time I feel it has been a good day, or that I need to feel warm for what is yet to come, this is my choice tea. For me, it remains the best tea I have tried up to present day.

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Jasmine, Sweet

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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