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 jasmine offerings. The quality of the Pearl rests with two key attributes: a high-quality, spring pick leaf 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 natural, building on the sweet notes of the green pearl. Lot is 2019 crop made to EU Standard. Lot # 2.

Lot Notes
The white downy color that wraps our pearls generally indicates an early spring harvest. Steeped the leaves will unfurl and open to two leaves and a bud. The scenting of this lot is natural, soft on the tongue and lingering. 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 is soothing and goes very well food.

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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  • 5
    Help! I need to go to jasmine pearl tea rehab!!

    Posted by Unknown 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.

  • 5
    Incredibly Aromatic!

    Posted by Brian T 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.....

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown 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.