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This one I actually had gotten with one of my first orders with Butiki when I was still pretty new to tea and was buying all sorts of different teas to try because I didn’t really know what I liked…..And there it has sat since because I’d tried another jasmine tea since then and I wasn’t the biggest fan. So I kinda had to give myself a shove in trying this tonight or else it might’ve just sat there forever.
Very floral scent in the bag. Not overpowering, but definitely not light. Looking at the pearls they’re streaked with silver that’s fuzzy. Which, to me at least, is pretty neat. Alot of the pearl teas I’ve had have that soft/fuzzy looking texture. Though they’ve all been dragon pearls and streaked with gold instead. XD
The jasmine smell carries over into the brew itself and turns it into a heavily perfumed tea, which I was surprised was a darkish gold color. I was expecting something more bright yellow-ish.
It’s sweet, with a very slight touch of greeness. But the jasmine is definitely front and center and it’s hard to really taste anything else. But then, this is supposed to be a jasmine tea, so I wasn’t really expecting anything else.
Unfortunately for me it’s like drinking perfume water. Not my thing, but a good thing to try. I’d definitely recommend this one if someone is looking for a strong jasmine tea to drink. Like, woah strong. Lol!

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180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I wanted to cut soda out of my life, so I started drinking more tea. Now I’m quickly becoming addicted. But that doesn’t seem like so bad of a thing considering all there is out there to try.

I started with blacks, but oolongs are quickly becoming my new favorite. Unfortunately, I haven’t really been able to find a green or white tea that I really enjoy. Eventually maybe.

Always open for swaps. If you see something in my cupboard that you’re interested in, feel free to send me a message about it. I do have alot of sample sizes in my cupboard, so there might be a few that I won’t be able to swap. But it never hurts to ask. ^^

Likes – Fruity teas (Peach, Apricot & Pineapple to be specific, but I’d likely be open to others). I’m always on the lookout for a good caramel tea too…and a vanilla one. Or any sweet, dessert teas.
Oolongs and Blacks over any others.

Indifferent/Undecided – White teas are a bit delicate for me but I’m not opposed to trying something new. I haven’t yet found a green tea I like since I dislike vegetal flavors, but there has to be something out there. Coconut can be too strong, or alright depending on the tea.

Dislikes – Spicy/chai stuff not so much since I can’t seem to get past the spice taste to anything underneath. Anything overly astringent, though I can’t imagine anyone /liking/ astringency (but I’m probly wrong. Lol). Earl Greys, heavy florals, tart/sour teas, rooibos heavy, mint of any sort, vegetal, musky/leathery, citrus, hibiscus, coffee-esque flavors, lemon.

Allergies – Mangos, some nuts especially walnuts, cherries. Rose petals/heavy rose teas make me ill though it’s not an allergy so to speak. Heavy artificial flavors also make me ill.

Brief ‘How I rate things’ scale:
(Subject to change at any time. Lol)
100-80: I’d definitely reorder this/Keeping this in my cupboard.
79-50: Possibly reorder these. Either if there’s a sale or I’d consider swapping for it’s on a list and I don’t see anything else.
49-40: It’s alright. Glad I tried it but I won’t be ordering/reordering this.
39-20: Glad I tried before buying ‘cause I’d be ticked if I bought this. Ick.
20-lower: UGH! Get it away!

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