My first thoughts? Jasmine? Oh, crud.
I received one packet of this in the mail, so no harm, no foul if I don’t like it. Right?
Steeped, it smells floral (as you would expect), but not overbearing. I have a sample of jasmine green somewhere around here that I can’t even bear to finish because of that exact reason.
I noticed that some reviews said that the jasmine didn’t come out until cool, but I am tasting it right from the start. I like it with the black tea base.
Still not going to be seeking out teas with jasmine in them, because I really feel they are too perfumed (?). (I have what my husband and I refer to as a “super sniffer”, and so sometimes things that are supposed to be subtle aren’t really, to me.) It was a nice change for the one try, though.
I don’t get why Stash thinks this is a Christmas tea, though. I get more of a “SPRING!” feeling when drinking it.
I drank a bit of this tea plain until the jasmine got to me and I added milk to dull it down a bit.
(PS: I liked this one even more as it cooled down.)