I’m not sure what parameters are needed to get the ~ buds standing upright in the cup like bamboo shoots after a spring rain ~, but pouring the water over the leaves to infuse just had them all floating on the top of the water. But I digress. The tea itself is smooth and has just enough flavour so you know you’re actually drinking a jasmine tea, not just a cup of warm water. It stands up well for multiple infusions too, I’m usually able to reuse the leaves 4-6 times before the flavour runs out. Regardless of the health benefits and wildly differing caffeine content claims, this is one tasty tea!