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Our Premium Jasmine Dragon Pearls Green Tea is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.
Jasmine “Dragon Pearls” is a deliciously sweet green tea that combines the absolute highest quality green tea with a jasmine aroma and taste. Made from unopened bud and small leaf, this tea hand rolled into small balls, which slowly unfurl during brewing, releasing an amazing taste and aroma combination of green tea and sweet jasmine. Brewing a cup of this sweet, fragrant tea only requires a few tiny pearls!
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TeaVivre's Jasmine Dragon Pearl green tea is a completely handcrafted, premium quality green tea, that is not only an absolutely fantastic drink, but also an elegant work of art to watch brew. When dry, this pearl shaped tea is olive coloured with obvious silver tips. Its production is a long, involved process. The tea buds and leaves are carefully picked in Spring, dried and then stored and kept cool until the jasmine flowers bloom. The night blooming jasmine flowers are picked early each morning while the petals are still closed. Kept cool during the day, in the early evening the flowers begin opening with a popping sound, indicating they are ready to be mixed in with the dried tea. After about 5 hours the flowers are removed and the tea carefully dried for 4 to 5 days. This scenting process is then repeated with fresh flowers a total of 7 times, in the end producing this amazing tea that takes over a month to make! 1 lb of finished Dragon Pearl tea will use about 4 lbs of jasmine flowers during this arduous process. The end result is an absolutely amazing tea, and one of TeaVivre's top sellers.
Jasmine Dragon Pearl is a premium green tea, and so gives you all the great health benefits of any green tea. Due to its extremely high content of antioxidants, green tea helps reduce the instance of some forms of cancer, helps lower the risk of heart attacks and coronary diseases and helps fights the affects of aging and pollution.
In addition it is also widely believed in China that the jasmine flowers themselves add some additional benefits, helping reduce depression and also helping with natural detoxification of the body.
For more information on the health benefits of Green teas, take a look at our article on Tea Health benefit.
Just like all green teas, Jasmine Dragon Peal should be brewed directly in a glass at 176 ºF (80 ºC) for 1 to 2 minutes, giving you a tea with a minty green colour. TeaVivre's Dragon Pearl can be infused 4 or 5 times, adding about 50% to the brewing time and using slightly hotter water for each infusion.
Be careful to avoid using boiling water, as this will cause the tea to take on a slightly astringent bitter taste, that will overwhelm the sweet taste and aroma of the jasmine.
For more information on some of the skills and arts of brewing tea, check out our article on How To Make Tea.
Lin Jian, who is born in Fuding, Fujian, has been living under the environment of teas. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather are all tea farmers. When he was in elementary school, he helped to pick the tea after school at the tea picking time when there’s not enough people to pick the tea. The dream of engaging in tea business was came up at that time. He said: “My original idea is to make a good life for my family by tea business. But from 1993 when my tea business was gradually developed, I changed my mind. Fuding is the best place of planning white tea. So I want to create a long-term Organic Tea business.” Through our contact with Mr Lin, we felt that he is a man of frankness, speaking quickly, walking quickly and working quickly.
Not exaggeratedly speaking, now Lin Jian is the first founder of Chinese white tea. He owns near 2800 acre high quality tea gardens in Fuding including 500 acre organic tea garden which is the only organic tea garden in Fujian that has passed the USA, Europe and Japan organic certification. He also owns 200 acre Jasmine tea garden in Guangxi. Meanwhile his heshan organic tea base was regards as the national agricultural standard base.
Like most of our premium teas, TeaVivre's Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea is grown and produced in the Mt. Taimu area of Fujian province. The jasmine used in this tea is grown on a 200 acre plantation in Guangxi province.
This tropical mountainous coastal area is perfect for growing teas. The area has an abundant rainfall, with many misty days in spring, and temperatures that are neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. The mountains around the farms are more than 80% forested, ensuring the soil has a high natural fertility and organic content, removing the need to use fertilizers.
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I tried this tea in the flavoured teas sampler package. It was so good that I just have to give it a separated review (also posted on Steepster). LOVED IT! When I opened the package, the jasmine smell was fresh, definitely not overpowering or artificial. There’s instruction for water temp and how long it should be steeped on the package, so you can’t get it wrong. It was so fun looking at the pearls unwrap and spread their little “arms” in the tea. I honestly didn’t expect the tea leaves to be full and long, but they are. I’d like to see this as a sign of good quality tea. The first steep was amazingly not bitter at all, and the jasmine notes were the most prominent. I taste a little astringency in the 2nd steep and more so in the 3rd. Although I’d prefer a stronger jasmine essence from my tea, this tea is not bad at all. (Maybe I should try to use less water next time.) In addition, each little tea package (7g) is perfect for one mug of tea. That’s a plus for me because I don’t want my tea to be oxidized quickly. Get this tea if you like jasmine green teas. You will like it.
I received this as a sample and love it. The fragrance is wonderful and the flavor is smooth. I am able to taste what I think is the right amount of Jasmine. I am placing an order for this! Really enjoyes it.
It smells lovely, but the jasmine flavor is not as strong as I would prefer.
The Premium Jasmine Dragon Pearls Green Tea gives a weaker jasmine strength than I would like. It is much more subtle in jasmine (e.g. compared to Jasmine Silver Needles White Tea), but still at a medium strength. Dry Leaves: Quality pearls have a nice strong aroma of jasmine. Pearls are a typical size. Amount of tea used: 7g (~1 tsp) in 350mL cup I made 3 brews of the tea. The tea produced nice light yellow liquors (a good sign of avoiding bitterness) with a beautiful jasmine aroma. Unfortunately the taste is not as strong in jasmine as its aroma. Perhaps I could have made more subsequent steeps, as the leaves did not smell overoxidized, I got bored of the weak jasmine profile and gave up. The first and second steeps had no astringency. Leaves unraveled after the second steep, into large leaf bud. Due to the use of leaf buds, the green tea base is more delicate. The tea body is stronger than Jasmine Silver Needles White Tea, but lighter than mature green tea leaves. + Positive notes: * Beautiful Jasmine Aroma * Low astringency * Easy to brew (I've tested sensitivity to steep time only.) * Quality leaf buds used - Negative notes: * Weak in jasmine taste.. :( (1 star deducted) I would recommend this to those who like subtle to medium jasmine strength.
I found this tea included with my Teavivre Special Anniversary Sampler. The first steeping honestly tasted pretty much just like Jasmine Silver Needles, the green tea base didn’t really influence the taste in any significant way -- though the mouthfeel was a little thicker, it didn’t quite have that ‘clean’ feeling after it cooled off, and there wasn’t as much of a ‘silky’ taste. The second steeping had more of a syrupy mouthfeel to it. Thankfully it also had more of a ‘silky’ taste as well, so perhaps the jasmine needed an initial infusion to really get going. The third steeping is closer to the first in terms of that characteristic, but with slightly thinner mouthfeel. All three are flavorful, at least as flavorful as a delicate jasmine tea can be. It tastes very much the same hot or cold, and can be enjoyed either way.
Thank you, Teavivre, for this sample! I do like to drink tea with jasmine, but only every so often (at least a month in between) because it’s a scent and taste that I don’t want to become accustomed to. I prefer to experience it as if I were having the first time. That said, this one heck of a jasmine green tea. The dry leaf smells freshly of jasmine and other flowers in full bloom. I felt like a honey bee enticed by nectar. The jasmine intensifies once the leaves haves steeped. There is something else in the aroma but I can’t put my finger on it. Freshly baked pastry with coconut or pineapple? Melon? The liquor is medium-bodied, the jasmine flavor light. Very pleasant.
Second brew, still trying it hot but will eventually like to try an ice brew to see if the sweeter flavors come out. This does get a touch bitter if over brewed but I don't get the usual grassy or dry flavors (not overly fond of these flavors) so I still find this a lovely floral, green tea. Did a hotter, shorter infusion compared to previous. Almost boiling water, but at a minute and then a minute and half (instructions call for about 3 minutes minimum) LOVELY rich and heady honey scent with florals for the first two infusions with a nice balance of jasmine and green tea to ground it out (again without bitterness) but the third steep gave me a bit of bitterness at about two and half minutes.
Jasmine pearls is one of my favorite teas. I really love this one because there's a strong jasmine scent and the green tea base is also very good. There was no bitterness at all and I was able to get 3 steeps out of it. Will definitely be ordering more of this because the sample will not last long!
Excessively well balanced, neither too sweet, too floral or too strong in any particular flavor section. I only received a sample and brewed it hot and will be purchasing more to try it ice brewed as well (I tend to prefer more sweet and floral and very little green, especially on hot days.) I would place this is a daily or weekend tea, a small splurge but drinkable without any guilt as well.
Some floral teas are too floral flavored to the point of being cloying. This one is NOT one of them. It's the perfect mix of green and flower. It's a bit of calm on hectic mornings. It tastes like spring where everything is just starting to be green. I have not tried it iced yet but I think it would be refreshing in summer as well.
Reply: Dear Leslie, Thank you very much for writing to us. The 2014 premium jasmine pearl tea will be available around November.
Reply: The difference is mainly on the quality of the tea leaves. Superfine Jasmine Dragon Pearl has tender buds and leaves than the premium jasmine dragon pearls, that’s why it could be made into smaller pearls, and has heavier jasmine flavor due to the tender leaves’ stronger ability of absorbing flavor.
Reply: Yes, they are same. Thank you
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