Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Octavia Tea
Although we work with sources and gardens that offer less expensive grades of Jasmine Pearl (and you may see many out there on the market), we have chosen to forgo these lesser grades because none of them compare to the quality, appearance, fragrance and flavor of the grade we offer here. This tea is the absolute best Jasmine Pearl on the market and we are very proud to offer it to you!
Learn more about this tea here.
These pearls are indeed of high quality, as evidenced not only in the exquisite flavor of the tea, but also in the appearance of the pearls. They are very uniform in size and shape, and there are very little “stray” bits of tea leaf with these pearls – very few broken or crushed tea leaf parts mean more beautiful pearls!
I steeped these pearls in my gaiwan, and while I do keep the lid on the gaiwan as the tea infuses, I would occasionally peek inside to watch the pearls slowly open. Such a lovely dance! I combined the infusions in my designated “Jasmine” Yixing mug (a total of five infusions!) and the result is an absolute jasmine paradise in this tea mug. It smells delightful – the sweet, exotic fragrance of jasmine with no chemical-y or artificial aromas present. Just pure tea and flower. The way a jasmine tea should be.
A very well-balanced flavor of green tea – light, slightly vegetative, with a buttery undertone – and jasmine flower here. The jasmine is not too strong, nor does it come off perfume-y. It isn’t a sharp flavor, instead, it is very smooth and sweet.
An excellent jasmine pearl, one I’d recommend to those who love jasmine as much as I do.