80
drank Butterfly Jasmine by DAVIDsTEA
95 tasting notes

It smells like perfume, but in a good way!

There is something very delicate about this tea. It reminds me of David’s Orchid Oolong in the way that, once again, you can taste the flowers but they aren’t overpowering. I’m not a big fan of green tea, as I’ve said on more than one of these reviews, but I’m beginning to think that I’m just not a fan of BAD green tea, because this is just smooth and delicious.

It tastes like it was made with love.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 45 sec
Dorothy

What sort of green teas did you not like? Just curious.

Beckara

Not sure of the names, but just some generic loose leaf gunpower green teas, and the teas that I’ve gotten over the years in various restaurants or boxes of tea bags that I’ve bought whenever I’m reminded that green tea is supposed to be good for me…bland, vaguely fishy tasting green teas.

Dorothy

I know that at restaurants they can use the wrong water temperature (boiling, lol). Have you tried any loose leaf green tea that was gross?

Beckara

One Gunpowder blend that I think my old roommate made, I remember it just because the leaves opened super big and were a pain to get out of my tea pot, but I’m thinking it might be a water temperature thing more than anything else.

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Dorothy

What sort of green teas did you not like? Just curious.

Beckara

Not sure of the names, but just some generic loose leaf gunpower green teas, and the teas that I’ve gotten over the years in various restaurants or boxes of tea bags that I’ve bought whenever I’m reminded that green tea is supposed to be good for me…bland, vaguely fishy tasting green teas.

Dorothy

I know that at restaurants they can use the wrong water temperature (boiling, lol). Have you tried any loose leaf green tea that was gross?

Beckara

One Gunpowder blend that I think my old roommate made, I remember it just because the leaves opened super big and were a pain to get out of my tea pot, but I’m thinking it might be a water temperature thing more than anything else.

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Hello, Steepster!

I’m a twenty-something who attends Concordia University studying English Lit and Irish Studies. I also work at an online store that sells party supplies and costumes! My life is literally a party everyday!

Besides my work/school I’m also a comic book lover. I love attending conventions and have, in the past, done so in costume! (In 2009 it was Sally Jupiter). I also co-author a web comic called Abe and Kroenen and plan on being the author for a couple more upcoming projects. You can check those all out on my website/blog if you’re interested!

Now! About tea!

Formerly an avid coffee drinker I realised that 1. I didn’t really like the taste and 2. I really wasn’t ever getting enough sleep. The switch to tea was, at first, a painful one as extensively my knowledge of tea reached only so far as what was available at Tim Hortons and what my grandmothers kept in their cupboards.

I had a roommate, however, that never drank coffee—and slowly but surely I found myself converted. Then, just last summer, I stumbled upon DavidsTea and my life was changed forever.

Besides David’s, I also visit Teaopia whenever I’m back in Ontario, I’ve recently uncovered Camellia Sinensis in Montreal and new place that I’m yet to try—Milly’s Boutique!

I’m also a strong believer in Twinings and The Stash Company, and I’ve recently ordered some teas from 52teas, The Republic of Tea and Andrews & Dunham and I’m eagerly awaiting their arrival!

P.S. I love to write, and I love tea so expect me to chatter about in my reviews quite a bit!

Current Favorite Teas:
Cocoa Paradiso by David’s Tea
Coco Chai Rooibos by David’s Tea
Lady Grey by Twinings
Rooibos Chai Organic by Camellia Sinensis

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Montreal, QC (Formerly Cambridge, Ontario)

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