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drank Vanilla Jasmine by Golden Moon Tea
237 tasting notes

Two of my favorite flavors – how well do they go together? I decided to try really hard not to steep the H-E-double hockey sticks out of this one, so that I could catch as much as possible out of both flavors without succumbing to bitterness. The dry leaf smells super!

Mmmm, came out just right. The aroma has both vanilla and jasmine, individually discernible but also combining to form one yummy whole. The tea itself is naturally very sweet, and I’m getting absolutely no bitterness. The liquor is medium brown with a hint of green. I actually got out my cream and sugar and have it waiting on the side, since I usually prefer vanilla teas with those additives, but this tastes so nice the way it is I’ll think I’ll leave well enough alone. The only thing that niggles at me is a slight, unusual aftertaste that I can’t quite identify. Guess I’ll just have to try more again sometime to try and suss it out…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
JacquelineM

I love this one too. Try half a teaspoon of sugar to see if that helps with the aftertaste you’re experiencing. Sometimes I have it plain, sometimes with a little sugar, depending on my mood and the time of day :)

Adham

It seems almost decadent to put sugar in this one – but tea calls for decadence once in a while, so why not!

JacquelineM

Yes! I put in that smidge of sugar if I’m having it in the afternoon – and need transporting to a better place ;)

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JacquelineM

I love this one too. Try half a teaspoon of sugar to see if that helps with the aftertaste you’re experiencing. Sometimes I have it plain, sometimes with a little sugar, depending on my mood and the time of day :)

Adham

It seems almost decadent to put sugar in this one – but tea calls for decadence once in a while, so why not!

JacquelineM

Yes! I put in that smidge of sugar if I’m having it in the afternoon – and need transporting to a better place ;)

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Grandma introduced me to tea as a kid (lipton with milk and sugar; a bit poured into the saucer to cool it down and then sipped from there), and I’ve never looked back. Still have a slight preference for teas that go well with milk (or even better, cream) and sugar, but since Grandma’s day I’ve branched out to appreciate green and white teas, rooibos and pu erh. Absolutely love Mariage Freres!

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