Thursday, February 15, 2007
Tea - Larsen and Thompson
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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