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Organic Jasmine Pearl Scented Green Tea from Teahouse Kuan Yin

April22

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Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Teahouse Kuan Yin

Tea Description:

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.

Taster’s Review:

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.

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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