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Jasmine Dragon Pearls from Enjoying Tea

In the early days of my loose leaf tea drinking, I first encountered jasmine green tea pearls.  I was working evening shifts at the college library and we had a small, varied supply of tea, mainly our favorite tea bags.  But one night, one of my coworkers had brought in loose leaf teas they were looking to share.  I was fascinated by these little green pellets in one of the tea canisters and dropped a few in mug even though we didn’t have tea bags or filters.  I watched the balls of tea unfurl and fill my mug with flavor. Read More

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“Planet Jingmai” Ancient Tree Sheng Pu-erh from Crimson Lotus Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy:  Crimson Lotus Tea Tea Description: “A world of flavor in the palm of your hand!” Don’t let their small size fool you. These tiny spheres of puerh are made from 300yo Gushu/Ancient Tree material from Jingmai. They were picked and processed in Spring of 2014. They have been aged loose as maocha in Jingmai until now. They are fantastic. The aroma is thick with honey. The flavor is smooth and floral with just enough bitterness and astringency to keep your palate interested.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Mmm!  OK, so Read More

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Hawaiian Ginger Jasmine from Swan Sisters

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Tea Information: The word exotic comes to mind when we sip this tea. Naturally sweet, exquisite and mellow Jasmine pearls livened up with spicy ginger and zesty citrus. The ginger is grown on an organic farm in Maui. The Dragon Pearls are infused with jasmine flowers six times when the jasmine pearls are made. This tea is a permanent favourite. This tea is available from Amoda Tea. Learn more about subscribing to Amoda Tea here. Taster’s Review: Oh wow!  This is really nice! The ginger hits the palate first.  The first few sips are really Read More

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Yunnan Dragon Pearl Black Tea from What-Cha Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  What-Cha Tea Tea Description: A unique black tea rolled into huge marble sized balls. With a sweet aroma and taste, and an incredibly thick texture. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: These pearls are beautiful!  They’re larger than a jasmine green tea (or white tea) pearl, about double or maybe even triple the size of one of those smaller pearls.  So, you don’t need quite as many to produce a cup of tea (I used five for my 12 ounce cup of tea).  The aroma of the dry pearl is somewhat Read More

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Earl Grey Tea from The Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where To Buy:  The Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants Tea Description: The fresh fruitiness of our medium-bodied Earl Grey is sweet, not soapy. Aromatic and balanced, Earl Grey is excellent both hot or served over ice. Traditionally, Earl Grey is made with black tea as a base – we use Chinese Keemun (Qimen), from the Anhui Province in east-central China, and Ceylon, from the major tea-producing island of Sri Lanka. Learn more about this blend here. Taster’s Review: While shopping at Chuck’s Produce, I noticed that they had some Earl Grey tea offered by The Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants in Read More