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We are having another dreary, rainy day, so I had to pull out something jasmine from my stash; it has a magical property which puts me in a good mood!

Beautiful rolled leaves striped with jasmine flowers. A real treat to look at.

First infusion: Sweet, light, and delightful! I had it in my mind that I preferred jasmine oolongs, but I see that I once again put myself into an incorrect box! I love this tea!

Second infusion (4 min): Slightly darker in color. A slightly more green taste and slightly less jasmine taste make it a very harmonious, delicious cup. Totally in a better mood!

Third infusion (5 min): This tea has had it – I am sipping slightly jasmine tasting warm water. I will finish it because I’m freezing!!! but if I had more of this tea I would only make two infusions.

To me, the second infusion is the better of the two, but both are very enjoyable.

I would call “TIN!” but I have a tin of A+D Jasmine Green in my stash, plus I really, really want to try Samovar’s Jasmine Pearl Green Tea first. It looks exquisite!

Jasmine tea is my happy tea!!!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ricky

MINE TOO =)

I wasn’t super fond of this one. Luckily I have Adagio’s Jasmine Pearl (x2 tins) and lotsss of delicious jasmine silver needles ;)

JacquelineM

I did enjoy this one, but I did have a feeling that there might be better ones out there and wanted to experiment before I bought a tin. People always say that they wish you could bottle happiness – well, jasmine tea is pretty close :)

~lauren.

I just (re)discovered Jasmine Tea and now I know what you are talking about! Jasmine tea is fast becoming my spring-afternoon ‘happy tea’, too! I get it, now! YAY!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I just discovered Jasmine (green) tea and thoroughly enjoyed it. I can see it being happiness in a cup and springtime in a cup. I can also see it becoming a favorite.

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Ricky

MINE TOO =)

I wasn’t super fond of this one. Luckily I have Adagio’s Jasmine Pearl (x2 tins) and lotsss of delicious jasmine silver needles ;)

JacquelineM

I did enjoy this one, but I did have a feeling that there might be better ones out there and wanted to experiment before I bought a tin. People always say that they wish you could bottle happiness – well, jasmine tea is pretty close :)

~lauren.

I just (re)discovered Jasmine Tea and now I know what you are talking about! Jasmine tea is fast becoming my spring-afternoon ‘happy tea’, too! I get it, now! YAY!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I just discovered Jasmine (green) tea and thoroughly enjoyed it. I can see it being happiness in a cup and springtime in a cup. I can also see it becoming a favorite.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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