|"This is easily among the best jasmine, let alone jasmine pearl, teas I have ever had."|
So I throw 12 pearls into 8 ounces of 180° water for three minutes. It's lightly aromatic with a pale yellow liquor. It's unbelievably delicate in both scent and flavour, but it's brilliantly balanced with a pleasant jasmine aftertaste. It has a creamy base, but it's more like skim milk that 18% cream, so it balances with the mild floral flavour nicely.
My three minute second steep holds up beautifully. The leaves have unfurled, giving the tea a stronger creamy note with a slight smokiness. I prefer the first, but this is a nice follow-through.
This is easily among the best jasmine, let alone jasmine pearl, teas I have ever had. Its simple elegance leaves me wanting more once my cup is empty. And since it's from Mark T. Wendell, it's got an extremely accessible price tag. Definitely something I'd buy.
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