Dragon Phoenix - Jasmine Pearls (green tea)

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Organic Green Jasmine Pearls

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  • 0.2 oz Sample Out of stock
  • 4.0 oz Pouch $29.95
  • 1.0 lb Pouch $109.95
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Jasmine blossoms folded seven times into light baby tea leaves and white buds. The highest grade Jasmine Pearls available in the world.

Hand rolled in the traditional fashion under the strictest quality control standards.

We are proud to offer the world's most exquisite Jasmine Pearl tea that we have admiringly named Dragon Phoenix.

Smooth, succulent, satisfying. Several infusions can be made with this delicate yet flavorful tea.

1.9 oz Tin - $17.95 - 30 Servings - 41¢ per cup | 4.0 oz pouch - $29.95 - 65 servings - 36¢ per cup

Customer Reviews

  1. July 29, 2013 Review by Elspeth

    Perfection! This is what you always hoped jasmine tea would taste like.

  2. December 9, 2011 Review by Kara

    I have been drinking jasmine tea for years and I have to say, this is the highest quality tea I have been able to find. For the dragon phoenix connoisseur, head to Zhi tea!

  3. November 30, 2011 Review by Jonas L.

    Very floral and fragrant. This is what I expected excellent fragrant tea to taste like.

  4. October 28, 2011 Review by steve

    There are many teas out there that are more expensive. Dragon phoenix is the best I've tasted. The floral of the jasmine is there but not overwhelming. The finish is clean. No bitterness.

  5. September 29, 2011 Review by Tracey L.

    I am loving, loving, loving these Jasmine Pearls from Zhi. By far the best I have tried. The jasmine scent is clean and pervasive without being cloying and the underlying green tea is really great. I used to buy them from R***, but now I save money and buy them from Zhi and they are even better! I even get three perfect steeps out of about 10-12 pearls.

  6. December 21, 2009 Review by Stephen

    My favorite part of this tea was aroma of honeysuckle from the steeped leaves. Thanks to whomever rolled these for me. And thanks to Zhitea for bringing to me.

  7. May 20, 2009 Review by Terry J.

    This is by far my most favorite tea in the world.

  8. April 13, 2009 Review by Sharon

    I am savoring every drop of this nectar of the gods.

  9. March 25, 2009 Review by William

    I must have oversteeped it both times cuz it tasted bitter to me. Am I doing something wrong here? Everyone else seems to rave about it. Huh. I guess I'll try again.

  10. February 3, 2009 Review by Carolynn

    Perfect balance of jasmine scenting and the fine green tea. I can see why this is reserved for royalty.

  11. February 3, 2009 Review by Aaron

    Thank you!!

  12. January 31, 2009 Review by Gloria

    Isn't this called jasmine pearls? Tastes like it.

  13. January 14, 2009 Review by Roger S.

    The best Jasmine Pearls on the market today.

  14. October 13, 2008 Review by Lillian C.

    Thank you for the wonderful tea. It is delicious.

  15. September 27, 2008 Review by Elaine

    OMG never buying tea from the grocery store again! I'm hooked!

  16. July 24, 2008 Review by Curtis S.

    10 stars!

  17. June 18, 2008 Review by Scott Cross

    I cannot get enough of this tea.

  18. May 16, 2008 Review by Lin

    Perfect. Unbelievably perfect. Get it while you can, folks!

  19. February 19, 2008 Review by Edna F.

    Perfectly done tea for the precious moments.

  20. January 21, 2008 Review by Nathan

    I got 2 steeps out of this was hoping for 3. Still, the taste is spectacular.

  21. January 17, 2008 Review by Rhonda S.

    I love to make this tea early in the morning when it is still dark outside. It makes getting up so much better and I enjoy my day much more.

  22. December 15, 2007 Review by Mike B.

    Mike says this tea is top notch.

  23. November 14, 2007 Review by norma

    outstading tea. I brought some of this same tea back from china and hoarded it. This is better and easier got get.

  24. November 3, 2007 Review by Annita B.

    We like this tea, help to unwind after a long day of staring into a monitor.

  25. October 20, 2007 Review by Javier R.

    We love it. The first steep is good but the second is AWSOME! Thank you!

Water: 195°F | Leaves: 1 tsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 2 - 3 minutes

Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t over-boil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be re-steeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Green tea has been researched a great deal over the last 20 years. Results indicate that the catechins in green tea are responsible for a lowered risk of heart disease, lowered risk of cancer (especially prostate and breast), and potential reduction in onset of Alzeheimer's.
This tea originates from the Fujian Province in China. The shape of the Dragon Phoenix is quite unique – it is hand-rolled into a shape of a pearl. When steeped, the pearls unfold to release the sweet flavor of the jasmine aroma.

The tea is plucked in April and May and stored until August. The white jasmine flowers are picked in the morning after blooming at night. Thus, the petals are still tightly closed and are kept cool until night. Once the flowers are opened, the process of forming the tea “pearls” begin. The jasmine petals are removed and the jasmine buds and tea leaves are rolled into a tiny pearl sized ball. Then, the tea is wrapped in silk mesh and dried to set the form.

The Dragon Phoenix tea is grown in an area called Fuding between the Fujian and Jiangxi Provinces. The area is mountainous and often shrouded in clouds. It is said that this tea gets its name from the tea bushes climbing the hillside, much like a dragon coming out of the water. Women are specifically chosen to pluck the tea, and they give the appearance of dancing phoenixes next to the “dragon”.

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