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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!
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 am jasmine tea lover, but I don't like so strong jasmine fragrance in my tea. This particular jasmine tea is my favorite. Delicate aroma, awesome taste; my senses are completely satisfied. Delicious!
This is a light tea, appreciated mainly for its aromatic qualities. My favorite for afternoon tea break. The smell alone can improve my disposition.
This is a great tea, lovely smell and taste, beautiful looks.
I got this as a free sample and I haven't tried it yet so hopefully I won't be disappointed.
Outstanding tea was as promised and with on time delivery. I liked the jasmine tea as an alternative to some of the other fine green teas sold here.
So Fantastic I ended up buying more and it will be a staple of mine for years to come.
I bought this again. Great pack and great taste. I infuse 2 tines western style and the taste remain perfect.
Not super intensive jasmine aroma but I was able to make 7 brews with 3 grams for ~80ml of water and it still tested good.
I adore jasmine teas on hot summer days. It's perfect! This tea features some lovely scented little bundles of light green and white leaves. I'm reminded of the white of the leaves when I see the color of the brew - a pale color I would consider more like a white tea. So much flavor is here! Yes, it's mostly the endless jasmine but it pairs so well with the green tea. So refreshing and summery. Peeking into the brew basket, the leaves were hardly out of their bundle shapes, but the second steep was much more unraveled. Both steeps tasted exactly the same. The green tea is much lighter in flavor than the other green jasmine teas from Teavivre (though I will be trying the Superfine pearls tomorrow.) So these pearls almost taste like just jasmine petals without the green tea. The other two green teas have just hints of green tea flavor with all that jasmine. Though I didn't steep these pearls with Teavivre's parameters, I think all steeps tasted perfect to me! (I had a third steep that was also delicious.) Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for mug (about half a 7 gram sample) // 25 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep Steep #2 // 22 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep Harvest: 2014
Really clean, fragrant, and almost creamy. And at least eight brews.
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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