I do not drink green tea too often – mostly because I need a water of certain rather low but constant temperature. Also, I prepare green tea in gaiwan – but I like to use yixing teapot more.
And I certainly do not like jasmine teas. The ones I tried before were just too aromatic using artificial jasmine flavor. Not my cup of tea.
So when I received this jasmine tea – Dragon Pearls from Hobbes my first thought was to try it and then donate the rest of the tea to some, who can fully appreciate it. Sorry for that, Hobbes.
I prepare green teas in my office mostly using very few leaves - just about three grams. I brew the tea in my flat red tetsubin with rather cool water and doing only one long infusion.
The reason I decided to keep all this tea to me is its aroma. Wild strawberries. I do not know if they grow in other parts of world but here in Slovakia you can find them growing in forests. These strawberries are very small, but the taste of one huge domestic strawberry is concentrated in fruit ten times smaller. I love them and I love this tea. It brings me back memories when as a kid I used to eat those strawberries each spring.
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