Leaf Type: Green & White
Where to Buy: Byron Bay Tea Company
Buddha’s tears roll tenderly from the tea plant; made with the bud and first two leaves. Carefully plucked and hand-crafted into tiny pearls, they are then scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. Once removed from their floral cocoon, the tiny pearls are ready to be brewed. With a pale liquor and delicate taste, Buddha’s tears provide a soul-soothing treat at any time of day.
Ingredients- Green and White tea scented with Jasmine Flowers
What a lovely jasmine tea!
The ingredients confuse me just a little – this is a “pearl” jasmine tea, and so I don’t know where the white tea comes in to play, unless they are considering the bud attached to the two leaves the white tea. But, it hardly seems necessary to fuss over such details.
These little “tears” unfurl slowly, releasing their intense flavor… which means many happy infusions for this jasmine enthusiast! The flavor is sweet and silky. Sometimes jasmine can come off as slightly bitter or soapy, but not this time. The jasmine simply tastes lightly floral. It is very soothing and restorative – and to get full effect of the relaxing effects of this tea I strongly recommend inhaling deeply – taking in the fragrance – before you sip.
The green tea/white tea is delicate and very soft … like clean air and crisp spring leaves! It has a very comforting feel to it as it washes over the palate. A delightful tea any time of the day, I find it most welcome later in the afternoon to help calm frazzled nerves.
I do not recommend sweetening this tea as it would overwhelm the gentle flavors of this tea. I prefer it hot, but it makes a nice iced tea as well (and when I ice jasmine tea, I do add a little sweetener just to perk up the flavors). It is a refreshing and beautiful tea, no matter how you choose to serve it!