Jasmine pearls are definitely a luxury item in the world of tea. It is perhaps one of the most labor-intensive types of teas, and can fetch a high price wherever it is sold. If you know what to look for, you can enjoy this wonderful beverage right in your very own home.
What do Jasmine Pearls Taste Like?
The overall drinking experience is one of a kind. If you have never had jasmine before, this is the tea to try. The tea and the jasmine are blended together so perfectly its almost like they are one plant. Your senses are awakened immediately, even before the first sip, as your nose is welcomed into the cup by the fresh scent of jasmine. The aroma is so inviting that sometimes my friends can tell what type of tea I’m making from the living room. This is certainly a luxury drinking experience, unlike any other you’ve had before. This tea is yet another one I would add to the list of teas you need to try before you can truly “talk tea”. Jasmine pearls are a true “connoisseurs tea” and definitely something you want to try if you have any interest in all things fancy. The best place to buy this tea is Tealyra. They really have some great teas and this is no exception. The one small bag that I got has lasted months.
How to Brew Jasmine Pearls
For steeping, you should use a water temperature of about 190 degrees. Many people say that 3-5 minutes of steep time is sufficient, but I think that it can vary. With jasmine pearls, I like to be more pragmatic and just wait until the leaves unfurl. When you think about it, this makes sense. You have to wait for all of the flavor to be released before you can consider the tea to be “done”. Another thing worth mentioning is that you don’t really need an infuser for this one. The leaves are relatively large and easy to avoid once they are in your cup. Sometimes it is nice to have some leaves in the cup to remind you the source of the tea your consuming, and all the work that went into getting it to you. It also works great when you are traveling and don’t have all of your accessories. Just a thought!
Also this is easily my favorite iced tea. If you ever end up experimenting and making this tea too strong accidentally, just through some ice in and stick it in the fridge. You will have an absolutely delicious beverage that you can drink all day. I like to bring some with me whenever I go on a long day trip.
I hope you all enjoy your jasmine pearl tea. Please share your experience in the comments below. See you next time!