Review: Dragon Pearl Mountain Jasmine Dragon Pearl

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Thumbs up!"The fragrance of the steam from this pot was just as alluring as the dry tea, but the tinge of honey was not as noticeable. The first sip yielded that same burst of perfume on my tongue as the honeysuckle nectar. My mood immediately lifted, but I also felt a sense of calm."
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dragon-pearl-jasmine.jpgI grew up in a flower shop. Yes, I had gay “uncles” who dressed up like Barbie for me when they babysat. It was the most colorful, flamboyant, fun, and enriching childhood I think anyone could have had. Therefore, the smell of certain flowers triggers uncontrollable memories and emotions for me. Perhaps the most powerful is the scent of jasmine.

Now as a matter of course, we southerners tend to wind on long yarns about things that evoke memories, and I am no exception to the rule. If you want to read straight tea talk, skim down below. Now for those of you who enjoy a biscuit and a story with your tea, read on.

My favorite “uncle” was Uncle Jim. Uncle Jim lived with his Greek boyfriend in a grand Victorian house in a rather seedy part of town known as Springfield. My mother would take me over after work so we could sit on the porch swings and sip sweet tea and red wine. Now I say this was a seedy part of town because it was literally crawling with drug addicts, prostitutes and pimps. As a source of great entertainment, Uncle Jim would call out to whichever drug addled hooker stood on his corner at the time and insist that one of her enemies had been working that street when she was with a john. No place for children, you say? Well, you're probably right, but I turned out okay with no long-term scars, and now I work to help those same people turn their lives around. Anyway, Uncle Jim was a talented gardener, and his picket fence was absolutely loaded with confederate jasmine and honeysuckle. One day, I was twisting the blossoms through my fingers when Tina, one of the nicer street walkers, stopped and showed me how to suck the nectar from the flowers. It was a burst of perfumed juice in my mouth. To this day, I'm always tempted to pluck the wild honeysuckle that grows behind the Target parking lot.

When I sat down to brew Jasmine Dragon Pearl for the first time, I wasn't in a particularly good mood. My husband had left for a month to cover a rotation in a neighboring town for a doctor who'd quit with no notice. I was lonely, and admittedly, a little angry. Now I usually sniff the dry tea before I set up my sachet, and this time, I was floored by the aroma. It smelled like fresh jasmine blooms soaked in honey. I could have used it for potpourri if I believed in such wastes of tea. At any rate, the steeping leaves and blooms uncurled from their perfect little balls into almost their full hydrated size. The fragrance of the steam from this pot was just as alluring as the dry tea, but the tinge of honey was not as noticeable. The first sip yielded that same burst of perfume on my tongue as the honeysuckle nectar. My mood immediately lifted, but I also felt a sense of calm. A few minutes into the first cup, I was even feeling admittedly frisky. Move over oysters, the new aphrodisiac is Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea.

— To purchase Dragon Pearl Mountain Jasmine Dragon Pearl, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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One Response to “Review: Dragon Pearl Mountain Jasmine Dragon Pearl”

  1. William Gunn Says:

    Tried their jasmine dragon pearls and didn’t much care for them. I thought the dragon pearls from Tea Needs were much better.

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