Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Red Blossom Tea Co.
Crafted from IMO-certified organic tea buds from Fujian and Jasmine flowers from Guangxi, our Organic Dragon Pearl Jasmine is produced over the span of two seasons.
In early spring, the hand-picked leaf buds are steamed then meticulously hand-rolled and dried. Once finished, the rolled teas are stowed until summer, when they are scented with fresh Jasmine blossoms over seven consecutive evenings.
The resulting fragrant pearl unravels in water, releasing a persistent Jasmine aroma in a smooth, lightly sweet liquor.
This is the third (and final) package of tea that I received in my August Steepster Select package … and it is proving to be my favorite of the three! These Jasmine Pearls have really surprised me.
First of all, I am surprised that these pearls have been classified as a white tea. I do not see this classification on the Red Blossom Tea Co. website, but on the Steepster Select packaging, it is shown as a scented white tea. Most of the Jasmine Pearls that I’ve encountered have been categorized as green tea. But, after tasting this, I can see why it might be considered a white tea. The flavor itself is surprising! It is much softer and more delicate than any other Jasmine Pearl I’ve tried.
The white tea is sweet and subtle and has such a tranquility about it. When brought together with the essence of the exotic jasmine, it becomes euphoria in a teacup.
Yes, my time with this Dragon Pearl Jasmine has been an surprising experience for me. The only thing that didn’t surprise me is the fact that I love these pearls, even though I am surprised at just how good they are. These may just prove to be my favorite Jasmine Pearl I’ve yet to try.