Imperial Jasmine Pearls is a Spring harvest, 2016 green tea which has
been hand-rolled into its distinctive pearl shape and naturally scented
with fresh jasmine flowers. The base tea has been plucked to an
extremely high standard and is comprised primarily of tender, young buds
with the occasional bud and single leaf complex mixed in. When infused,
the tea flavor is mild and sweet, which harmonizes perfectly with the
balanced, not-overpowering aroma of fresh jasmine flowers.
The woody, musk-scented dry leaves are a mix of dark, coppery browns
with an abundance of silvery-gold buds. When infused, the leaves produce
a crystal clear, reddish amber liquor with a woody, musky, lightly
floral nose. The pleasantly brisk infusion is medium bodied with
balanced astringency and a bittersweet finish featuring hints of
muscatel, stonefruit and dried flowers.
The dry leaves are long, twisted and dark reddish-brown with olive green
undertones and a mildly roasted aroma. The beautifully clear,
reddish-amber infusion features a markedly fruity aroma that is
best appreciated by using an aroma cup, but, if aroma cups are not
available, be sure to at least enjoy the fragrance left behind on the
lid of your gaiwan after decanting. The full-bodied liquor is rich,
roasty, & woody-sweet with an impressive minarality and intense
fruitiness in the long lasting finish.
These exquisite, near-perfect whole leaf and bud sets have been hand-picked, carefully hand-processed, and finally rolled by hand into their distinctive needle shape. When infused, this tea produces a reddish-amber cup with a bold but refined malty sweetness, hints of caramel, fine leather and cocoa, a touch of peppery spice, and a pleasing astringency in the finish.