Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teahouse Kuan Yin
These hand-rolled pearls contain pure tips of silvery spring tea scented with jasmine. Our Jasmine Pearl brews a more fragrant and complex cup than our Yin Hao, and it is beautiful to watch the pearls unfurl during the steeping process. Ours is IMO-certified organic.
Learn more about this tea here.
I love a good Jasmine Tea … and this Organic Jasmine Pearl Scented Green Tea from Teahouse Kuan Yin is definitely a good Jasmine Tea!
First of all – I LOVE that it’s organic! I love that it’s a scented Jasmine. A few days ago, I had a dreadful encounter with a Jasmine tea that was not scented but instead flavored … and there is a difference! I know I’ve talked about the difference here on this blog before, but for those of you who haven’t read my rant about the difference: basically, a scented jasmine is a tea that has been properly jasmine-ified (yes, it’s a word, I just made it up) … that is to say, the jasmine scent/flavor was achieved by layering the tea leaves with fresh jasmine blossoms, allowing their heady essence to absorb into the leaves naturally. A flavored jasmine, on the other hand, is a tea that has been flavored/scented with a jasmine oil. The result of this process creates a tea that tastes more like perfume than like tea. And it’s just plain nasty.
But this Organic Jasmine Pearl Scented Green Tea from Teahouse Kuan Tin was NOT flavored … it was scented! The leaves were layered with the jasmine flowers! That’s the way to do it! The result is a tea that is pleasantly flavored with the natural essence of jasmine and not a perfume-y substitute. It is beautifully floral.
The green tea tastes lightly vegetative, and melds beautifully with the floral notes. A lovely, contemplative cup. If you like a good jasmine tea … this is one you should try.