Leaf Type: Green & White
Where to Buy: Byron Bay Tea Company
Buddha’s tears roll tenderly from the tea plant; made with the bud and first two leaves. Carefully plucked and hand-crafted into tiny pearls, they are then scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. Once removed from their floral cocoon, the tiny pearls are ready to be brewed. With a pale liquor and delicate taste, Buddha’s tears provide a soul-soothing treat at any time of day.
Ingredients- Green and White tea scented with Jasmine Flowers
What a lovely jasmine tea!
The ingredients confuse me just a little – this is a “pearl” jasmine tea, and so I don’t know where the white tea comes in to play, unless they are considering the bud attached to the two leaves the white tea. But, it hardly seems necessary to fuss over such details.
These little “tears” unfurl slowly, releasing their intense flavor… which means many happy infusions for this jasmine enthusiast! The flavor is sweet and silky. Sometimes jasmine can come off as slightly bitter or soapy, but not this time. The jasmine simply tastes lightly floral. It is very soothing and restorative – and to get full effect of the relaxing effects of this tea I strongly recommend inhaling deeply – taking in the fragrance – before you sip.
The green tea/white tea is delicate and very soft … like clean air and crisp spring leaves! It has a very comforting feel to it as it washes over the palate. A delightful tea any time of the day, I find it most welcome later in the afternoon to help calm frazzled nerves.
I do not recommend sweetening this tea as it would overwhelm the gentle flavors of this tea. I prefer it hot, but it makes a nice iced tea as well (and when I ice jasmine tea, I do add a little sweetener just to perk up the flavors). It is a refreshing and beautiful tea, no matter how you choose to serve it!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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