Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Eteaket
To make our Jasmine Pearls tea, green spring tea is meticulously hand-rolled into delicate pearls before being hand scented six times with fresh jasmine blossoms. Words can’t describe this tea but we’ll give it a try…incredible!
Ahh…. Jasmine! There are few teas that give me as much pleasure as an exquisite Jasmine Pearl tea like this one.
The green tea is a soft, supple tea with a very light astringency. It is not bitter, although I would recommend keeping an eye on the temperature and not let the water get too hot. When the water is too hot for delicate teas such as this one, the tender tea leaves become scorched and the resulting liquor will be bitter.
The leaves unfurl slowly, and it is fun to watch them do their dance in the hot water. As they unfurl, they release their flavor, giving each infusion a sublime flavor of sweet green tea and luxurious jasmine essence. The jasmine here is sweet with a hint of sharpness toward the middle of the sip.
With these particular pearls, I am finding their flavor to be rather subtle but in excellent balance. Neither flavor is competing for the attention, they work together to bring the palate the very best of both tastes. It is sweet and smooth. Ahh… I fall in love every time I encounter a lovely jasmine tea, and this one is certainly lovely! Thank you, Eteaket!