Friday, September 21, 2012

Mountain Rose Herbs Jasmine Pearl

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: tightly rolled, lots of silver tips
Ingredients: green tea, silver needle white tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 185 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: gold

This tea was very delicate, especially for a jasmine tea. The taste was lightly floral with vegetal notes and a hint of vanilla. I thought that the blending of green and white tea added a nice balance. The jasmine scenting was light so the base teas were able to stand out. It still smelled incredible but wasn't overly perfumy. The leaves danced in the water as they unfurled and they were beautiful to watch. I made a pitcher of iced tea and it was delicious. I loved that this tea is organic and packaged in a very eco-friendly way. The pretty fliptop box was made from recycled materials and whitened without bleach. The tea leaves themselves were in a bag that is made from plant cellulose. I've never had tea from this company before but now I'm really excited to try their other selections.

You can find this tea here.