Sunday, January 27, 2013

Art of Tea Jasmine Pearls

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: jade green, tightly rolled balls
Ingredients: organic green tea, organic jasmine flowers
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: greenish gold

This was a fairly run of the mill jasmine pearl. It was delicate and vegetal yet full of jasmine aroma. The finish was somewhat dry but there was no bitterness. I always brew this type of tea in my glass teapot because I love to watch the leaves unfurl. It was obvious that the green tea used was very high quality because there were so many bud sets. That is unusual because lower quality leaves are often used in scented teas. Jasmine is very sweet on its own so I wouldn't recommend adding anything to this tea. I love that both the green tea and the jasmine flowers are organic. I've often wondered if the flowers used for scenting teas are organic because there wouldn't be much point in having organic tea if it's been covered with pesticide laden flowers. This is the third tea that I've tried from Art of Tea and so far I've been very impressed.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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