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drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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A few years ago someone gave me a box of bagged but higher grade (oxymoron?) organic jasmine green tea. It was my favourite tea ever. Unfortunately it had been a while since the lady who gave it to me had purchased it herself and she couldn’t remember where she got it from so I was not able to replace it. I don’t even remember what it’s called anymore. I should have saved the box. I tried a few other jasmine greens over time but could never find another with similar taste.

During one of my shopping visits at DAVIDs my partner picked this tea for herself. In true nxtdoor fashion i bought 100 grams. We mucked it up a couple of times by using either too much tea, too hot water or too long a steep.

I finally got it tonight. 3 minutes is too long a steep for my taste so I did 2 min and 30 seconds. It’s fine now. Not bitter, not astringent, not too floral …. But sadly I have not found my long lost love. Maybe I just grew out of jasmine. It will be a while before I reach for this one but it is a fine tea. Just not for me.

TheTeaFairy

The best jasmine tea I’ve ever had is Premium Jasmine Dragon Pearls from Teavivre. I can say I did not know what good jasmine tea was before I had this one :-)

High Adventure

My new favorite Jasmine is the White Jasmine from Verdant. So, so good!

CHAroma

I second the vote for Teavivre. They have the best jasmine teas in my opinion. My favorite is Silver Jasmine Green Tea (Mo Li Yin Hao).

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TheTeaFairy

The best jasmine tea I’ve ever had is Premium Jasmine Dragon Pearls from Teavivre. I can say I did not know what good jasmine tea was before I had this one :-)

High Adventure

My new favorite Jasmine is the White Jasmine from Verdant. So, so good!

CHAroma

I second the vote for Teavivre. They have the best jasmine teas in my opinion. My favorite is Silver Jasmine Green Tea (Mo Li Yin Hao).

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I started drinking loose leaf tea in the spring of 2013 (why do we feel compelled to mark the date of tea drinking somewhat like addicts counting their sobriety days?)

Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I lean heavily towards flavoured black teas. I’ve started to crave the occasional straight oolong and green but so far unflavoured black teas leave me unimpressed.

I’m learning so I drink them all. Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

Note*: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity.

Note**: My partner, our home improvements, gadgets, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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Toronto-ish, Canada

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