Thursday, February 15, 2007

Tea - Larsen and Thompson

Jasmine Pearls

This isn't your usual looking tea - these are Jasmine Pearls, a type of Chinese Flower Tea. These are by local tea merchant Larsen & Thompson.

They are basically green tea that has been allowed to dry next to jasmine, thus absorbing it's aroma. The leaves are then rolled to forms these pearls.

To brew, you'll need to use 6 per cup but you will be able to keep topping up the water. The water should be just below boiling point and if you use a see-through glass you'll be treated to the sight of the pearls opening.


The flavour is more pure in comparison to the more usual jasmine tea - a wonderful honeysuckle scent wafts from the glass. It's very refreshing and visually quite appealing.

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  1. You never cease to amaze. My mum would just love this after 30 years of camomile.

  2. I'd love to have a cup of this tea to warm me up. We just had a snow and ice storm. The weather is freezing. *sigh*


  3. Thanks Trig - you're making me blush ;) I'm sure you'll be able to find this type of tea in london and surprise your mum!

    I'll make you a cup Paz but I'd gladly trade your snow and ice for the heat wave we're in the middle of.


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