Young silver needle white tea leaves and buds hand-rolledinto pearls, aged and then scented with freshly picked jasmine flowers. Light, flowery, calming.
Also fun to watch.
Drop them into a cup of hot water and see how they dance. (Video sped up – this was a 5 minute steep.)
I get my jasmine pearl tea at New Kam Man Market in Chinatown (Thanks, Nancy for the tip…) Go downstairs to the glass tea jars in the back and the man there will help you. Cost is $12-16 for 4 ounces, which for me makes a lot of tea. You can also get Jasmine Pearl tea online. It makes a lovely gift for your favorite tea lover.