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Another one I get to try from Kawaii433! Thanks again for that awesome package. :D Surprisingly I had to add this to Steepster… hope it’s not already on here somewhere. The leaves here looked like enough for one of my mug sized servings. A teaspoon and three extra pearls. I’ve always been a fan of these guys. The jasmine tea paired with this light and airy green tea has always been a perfect combination. The jasmine isn’t overdone, not too much for those who don’t love jasmine, not too little that it’s unnoticeable. The third steep still had plenty of jasmine within the mug and seemed the sweetest jasmine flavor of the three steeps. The pearls slowly unraveled, so I’m sure that helped the flavor last through three cups. This tea is lovely and perfect for brightening a winter day (oh, but jasmine is also especially nice during a hot summer day).

Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for a full mug // 35 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 26 minutes after boiling // 2-3 min
2019 sipdowns: 3

Flavors: Jasmine

tea-sipper

WHOOPS. I was searching ‘mandala jasmine’ so that result wasn’t popping up at all. Why doesn’t mandala list them as jasmine? hmm.

Cameron B.

I’m not sure there is such a thing as a dragon pearl that isn’t jasmine. So maybe that’s why they don’t list it specifically?

Kawaii433

I hear you… And I always make duplicates >.<.

tea-sipper

AH, well I did not know that. I thought dragon pearls were just a specific green tea. Some were jasmine and some weren’t. But now I’ll assume jasmine.

Cameron B.

Don’t take my word for it! I’ve just never seen a non-jasmine version.

tea-sipper

But then there are black dragon pearls that aren’t usually jasmine? oh boy.

Mastress Alita

A dragon pearl is just processing format of tea, when it’s rolled into the small balls. It can be black tea, green tea, white tea, etc. Kinda like how a “tuocha” are the little pressed nests, but don’t dictate sheng or shou.

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tea-sipper

WHOOPS. I was searching ‘mandala jasmine’ so that result wasn’t popping up at all. Why doesn’t mandala list them as jasmine? hmm.

Cameron B.

I’m not sure there is such a thing as a dragon pearl that isn’t jasmine. So maybe that’s why they don’t list it specifically?

Kawaii433

I hear you… And I always make duplicates >.<.

tea-sipper

AH, well I did not know that. I thought dragon pearls were just a specific green tea. Some were jasmine and some weren’t. But now I’ll assume jasmine.

Cameron B.

Don’t take my word for it! I’ve just never seen a non-jasmine version.

tea-sipper

But then there are black dragon pearls that aren’t usually jasmine? oh boy.

Mastress Alita

A dragon pearl is just processing format of tea, when it’s rolled into the small balls. It can be black tea, green tea, white tea, etc. Kinda like how a “tuocha” are the little pressed nests, but don’t dictate sheng or shou.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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