4tsp for a 3-cup pot, bare.

Spring! Snow is nearly gone here, though we might get another dump yet. Even so, leaf buids swell and birds sing and freckles pop. Jasmine is all about spring to me — even the darker aspects to its scent (the indoles, I guess), because spring is beautiful but rarely tidy.
Jasmine also calms me, settling jumpy nerves, and makes me feel beautiful.

Even crappy jasmine green tea from a mall food court teriyaki stand can do that.

So when I get excellent jasmine green, like the Dragon Pearls from my local teashop, or some of this limited edition Jasmine Green from Damn Fine, I go to new rooms of heaven. This one even pleases the tea gods.

Jasmine green tea can also relive some of my arrhtitis pain. It’s no cure-all, and I;m not saying it will help anyone else, but it does help me.

This jasmine green, when treated nicely with the right remperature of water, gives no bitterness, no soapiness, and no dusty old perfume scent. I think it’s under-priced, but don’t tell the Damn Fine guys that. I tend to hoard my green teas, usually preferring black or rooibos, but I need to drink this one off before it goes stale … oh, woe is me (hahahahaha).

Excellent jasmine green. A really good balance. LOVE.

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.



Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE. New novel this March called THIS MARLOWE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Floral oolong and complex black teas are my favourites.


St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer