Oh, I do love this particular type of green tea, and over the weekend I tried some Dragon Pearls I received from Teavivre.
I've had this tea from other companies before, and because I knew that part of the enjoyment would be watching the leaves unfurl, I used a clear glass tea mug with an infuser insert that lifts out.
The leaves start to unfurl in the hot water, and I find it an elegant little process to observe.
I tend to like jasmine-flavored teas anyway, but I have to tell you, I took one sip of this tea and said, out loud (because I was alone at the time!), "WOW!" I'm not sure how they managed to develop that wonderful, rich buttery "mouth feel" in a green tea, but it was delightful. I steeped this just as suggested, for two minutes at about 176 degrees, and I can't help wondering if the shorter steeping time and lower temperature added to my enjoyment of this fine, fine tea! (Go here if you'd like more info on Teavivre teas.)