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drank Jasmine #12 by Adagio Teas
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I am a bit confused as my package of this tea says it is green tea, and the website says it is green tea. But it is listed here as oolong. The jasmine is pretty strong but I’m pretty sure it’s a green tea.

I love jasmine tea. It has such a pleasing aroma, and I find myself sleepy every time I drink it. As for how I like this one. As always, I enjoy it more as it’s cooling. I followed their recommendation of 195 degree water for 2 minutes. The jasmine is pretty strong, and I like it that way, but this actually comes close to being too strong for me. I didn’t think that was possible! Perhaps it wouldn’t if I steeped it for a shorter time. I don’t really taste the green tea at all.
For the second steep I steeped it for only a minute and half, and I like this much better. The jasmine isn’t so overpowering. There is still an underlying aftertaste that isn’t quite to my liking; I can’t pinpoint it but it ’s there. I am actually surprised by how much flavor is retained in the second steep though. That part is very nice!
The third steep is also quite pleasant, the jasmine getting more muted but still at the forefront.

This tea is pretty pricy, ($5 for a sample!) so I don’t think I will buy it regularly. The pearls are fun to watch unfurl as it steeps, but I think that’s the only advantage of a jasmine pearl over a regular jasmine tea. That’s what I think so far anyway. =) Overall I enjoyed it but it doesn’t quite knock my socks off.
Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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