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Jasmine Pearls (Mo Li Zhen Zhu)


Jasmine Pearls is a delight to watch unfold as well as to drink. This tea is certainly one of China's finest quality jasmine offerings.  The quality of the Pearl rests with two key attributes: a high-quality, spring pick green that is hand rolled then kept in cool place to await the jasmine harvest.  Secondly, the number of scentings the pearls receive is key to the quality of their jasmine taste.  The best quality pearls are scented up to 20 times but more typically 7-8 times for today's "high-grade" pearl.  The resulting jasmine flavor should be smooth and naturally sweet building on the sweet notes of the green tea pearl.  Lot is 2018 crop and is made to EU Standard.  Lot # JP-1.

Why we selected this particular lot.   The white downy color that wraps our pearls indicates an early spring green tea harvest.  This indicates the pearl is higher grade and the base green tea taste is sweet.  Our source for this tea is in Fujian Province where we believe the best jasmines teas are made.  The leaves unfurled and showed two leaves and a bud and a rich green color.  The scenting of this lot is natural, soft on the tongue and lingering.   The jasmine flower petals are minimal, again indicating a higher grade.  Once rolled, the pearls wait until the jasmine flowers are harvested later in the summer. For a high-grade pearl such as ours, the flower petals are introduced and then removed after imparting their fragrance.

Tasting notes.  The aroma of this tea is exquisite.  With water, the pearl releases a sweet and delicate green tea redolent with the fresh scent of jasmine.  The taste is very natural, smooth and clean.  The jasmine will soothe.  It goes very well food as well.

Brewing suggestions.  Use 3 grams or a bit less than a full teaspoon of pearls.  Use water at 185-195 degrees F and steep for 2.5 minutes and taste.  A longer steep time, of course, will build more strength in the cup.  Drain the water from the pearls and use them for multiple steeps.


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Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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Once the pearl is rolled, it is allowed to lightly oxidize. This renders the leaf "tea ready" to better absorb the jasmine flower scent.

The pearl is a high quality green leaf and bud. Picked early in the spring for its appearance and "sweetness".

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  1. Beautiful aroma, wonderful tast 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Feb 2017

    Have been drinking loose leaf teas for years and never get tired of this tea. great aroma and can be stepped more then the average tea. I have introduced loose leaf teas to many friends they usually don't like them, it's an acquired taste. But this tea never fails to please the novice or the seasoned pro.

  2. Just keep coming back to Jasmine Pearls 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jan 2017

    I have to say this is my favorite tea. It is pricy but well worth it; so if any holiday comes up that involves present giving, my husband knows just what I want. This tea provides a wonderful jasmine aroma along with being full bodied. The morning seems brighter and calmer after a cup.

  3. Wake up with a smile on my face 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Dec 2016

    My smile appears just when I begin to brew Jasmine Pearls and when I pour and drink this doesn't disappoint--fragrant, full bodied and flavorful.

  4. Jasmine Pearls, as good as ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Oct 2016

    One of the first jasmine teas I tried years ago, still a solid choice. Fragrant jasmine with not too much of a caffeine kick.

  5. Help! I need to go to jasmine pearl tea rehab!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Oct 2016

    I can't live without this tea. I drink it every morning. I panic when I am almost out. I pack it in my suitcase when I travel. I sound like I have an addiction problem. And I do. It really is the best Jasmine pearl tea I have ever had.

  6. Incredibly Aromatic! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Nov 2015

    If you don't like the smell of Jasmine, then you won't like this tea..... it smells just like Jasmine..... and I love it!

    .....a very calming tea.....

  7. Wonderful! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jun 2014

    I have been drinking this tea for many years!...the first thing I do every morning! It is a light but flavorful tea. The secret is like for many teas ...not to use too much, at the right water temperature and not steep too long.

Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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Our tea boxesare hand packaged by an adult with disabilities. Silk Road Teas remains committed to creating opportunity and jobs in our community.

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Ceres teaches teens to grow, cook and eat healthy whole foods and provides nourishing meals, nutrition education and a community of support for people facing cancer and other serious illnesses. www.ceresproject.org

Read the recent article in the Marin IJ: Silk Road Teas gives back

...What sets Silk Road Teas apart from others is the Heagertys are using their success and new tea line as a way to give back to the community...

Gives Back They're amazing people and of course the product is phenomenal. We're so proud to be associated with them. In today's nonprofit world, truly the best things you can have are compatible, giving partners.

Julie Burford, Program Manager and Founder of the Ceres Community Project of Marin.


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