NUMI ORGANIC JASMINE PEARLS 

Sometimes the hardest people to buy for are the people closest to us. I am always at a loss when it comes to my parents or say, my boyfriend’s parents. I know they want something practical but not so practical that it doesn’t constitute a gift. I also know if they receive items that they think is too “fancy”, they’ll save it for a special occasion instead of using it right away.

Tea seems to hit that sweet spot, especially if you nudge them that quality tea should not be saved or else it loses its flavor and potency. So while tea might not be the most glamorous gift out there,it makes up with quality and quantity (16 ounces to be exact).

As for the tea itself, the jasmine fragrance on this tea is delicate and not overpowering. You can adjust the strength by using less pearls/leaves since its loose leaf. Overall, I found it to be high quality and something my family enjoyed.

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My only qualm is it comes in a black resealable bag, thus missing some points on the packaging front. I think this is easily fixable by finding a nice semi-airtight box or tin to wrap the bag in. Plus, the container can be used to store the tea after the pack has been opened. I’d also recommend getting a tea spoon (similar here) and wrapping it on top with a ribbon or some twine and greenery.

Description: The most tender green tea leaves are hand rolled into small pearls and scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. The fragrant flowers are mated five times with the tea according to traditional tea scenting techniques that date back over nine centuries. This high quality jasmine tea from Fujian Province has a sweet aromatic flavor with bright floral notes. Medium caffeine.

Ingredients: Fair Trade Certified organic green tea scented with organic jasmine flowers

Price: $59.95 for 16 oz. bag on shop.numitea.com; $39.99 for 16 oz. bag on amazon.com with free one day shipping  using your Prime account.

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