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I got this as a free sample from Mandala Tea and was by and large cursing my luck because I don’t really like most jasmine teas, I find them to be overdone and soapy and perfumey.

As far as jasmine goes this is on the better end of the spectrum for sure. I used a small handful of pearls in my infuser mug and it was fun watching them open up. I love the aroma of this and wish I could take a bath in it. I was holding my nose up to the steeped leaves and found it very relaxing. When I am feeling wealthy there’s a jasmine shower gel I like from Lush called Flying Fox and I find it sooo soothing.

The tea liquor is a light yellow and it smells nice sitting alongside me this afternoon. Good for a relaxing moment. Oftentimes jasmine upsets my stomach even though I love the way it smells, so I’ve been trying to take small sips of it here and there. It’s very light and sweet and the jasmine is fairly sublte and not too overpowering. I am picking up some light vanilla and creamy notes which is making this nice. Those of you who are really into drinking your jasmine need to check this one out.

As always I am grateful for the sample but probably won’t buy any… I do have anxiety at work sometimes so I’ll have to see how I do with it. Might be good for medicinal purposes, hee! :)

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 45 sec
Cheryl

“It’s not you, it’s me” : )

TeaBrat

ha. I actually thought this and the Teavivre jasmine pearls were both ok.

Bonnie

I have a LS with popped Jasmine flowers and they mellow the flavor a bit. Can’t taste any floral either.

Garret

Hi Amy! Had I known you weren’t into yasmin I’d have never sent that to you. We sell a ton of them to other shops and all over. I included them last time because I saw a reply that you had made to another who had reviewed our jasmine pearls stating that you hoped to try them someday. No more jasmine for you, I promise!!

TeaBrat

Ha- Garret it is not your fault! This is one of the better jasmine teas i have had so consider that a compliment! :)

ScottTeaMan

May this tea calm your anxiety. :))

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Cheryl

“It’s not you, it’s me” : )

TeaBrat

ha. I actually thought this and the Teavivre jasmine pearls were both ok.

Bonnie

I have a LS with popped Jasmine flowers and they mellow the flavor a bit. Can’t taste any floral either.

Garret

Hi Amy! Had I known you weren’t into yasmin I’d have never sent that to you. We sell a ton of them to other shops and all over. I included them last time because I saw a reply that you had made to another who had reviewed our jasmine pearls stating that you hoped to try them someday. No more jasmine for you, I promise!!

TeaBrat

Ha- Garret it is not your fault! This is one of the better jasmine teas i have had so consider that a compliment! :)

ScottTeaMan

May this tea calm your anxiety. :))

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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