- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 78°C
- Steeping Time: 2 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: China
- Caffeine: Medium Light
Jasmine Dragon Pearls
Our finest Chinese jasmine green tea. Long graceful greenish leaf and slender silver buds are hand rolled into pearls which produce a delicate, aromatic, yellow liquor and a nose that reveals the sweet complexity of jasmine blossom and spearmint. Each pearl combines two delicate leaves and an unopened bud. When added to water, the pearls majestically unfurl, releasing their delicate scent and flavor. While not cheap, this tea is well worth the experience.
Story, Folklore, History...
Grown in a mountainous, fog shrouded area at the border of the Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, Dragon Pearl (often called Dragon Phoenix Pearl), gets its name from the tea bushes “climbing the hillsides like a Dragon rising from the waters”.The tea is plucked in early spring and stored until late summer when the finest night-Jasmine flowers are in bloom. The tea is then scented with the jasmine flowers over several consecutive nights.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Leaf
Infusion Aroma: Jasmine
Infusion Color: Gold
Base flavor: Light jasmine, buttery finish
Infusion Strength: Medium-light
Have you tried Jasmine Dragon Pearls? Tell us what you think!
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
On the Finer Side Of Dragons - by Richard Isaac
Start by boiling some water, filling a mug with a few pearls of our Jasmine Dragon green tea, and pouring the hot water over them. Watch as they unfurl with grace, and imagine, for just a moment while the smells waft toward you, that a dragon appears when you least expect it. What would your reaction be?
Interestingly, it would probably have a lot to do with your upbringing. In ancient Europe, dragons were fearsome, destructive creatures. However, the dragon is one of the most revered symbols in all of China even today, making regular appearances at festivals, parties and New Year’s celebrations as a symbol of luck and happiness.
In ancient times, though, when people believed less in science and more in myth, its power was understood by all to be absolutely supreme. According to legend, the very first dragon appeared to the mythical emperor Fu-Shi in order to right several wrongs that had occurred at the hands of the monster Kung Kung.
Kung Kung, who was said to have rent a huge hole in the sky, was a terrible...