Organic Dragon Pearl Jasmine from Red Blossom Tea Co.

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Red Blossom Tea Co.

Product Description: 

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.

Taster’s Review:

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.

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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