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drank Jasmine Pearl by Samovar
911 tasting notes

I had been planning on having some Jasmine Silver Needle this afternoon, but then I got this DEEEEElightful package from takgoti. I had an extended brain freeze moment trying to decide which tea to try first and then I decided to make it easy on myself and pick this one – replacing my planned jasmine with this jasmine.

I love jasmine teas but prior to the Jasmine Silver Needle, my last two jasmine teas were… not great. I was ready to avoid jasmine for a while. Then I got the JSN in a swap and I was reminded how well jasmine can be when it is done right.

This is jasmine done right. The smell is gorgeous. Light but rich, not perfumy/fake. But the taste is where this one really shines. Because even badly done jasmine teas can SMELL okay. But taste? That’s harder.

This one is surprisingly deep of flavor. Samovar says it has hints of cocoa and a baked, almost cookie-like flavor. Not sure if I would go THAT far (I taste no chocolate chip) but there is a richer taste that is totally unexpected but very welcome. It makes the taste less one-dimensional jasmine and more like an overall taste of jasmine with a note of something almost bready underneath it. In a weird way, it reminds me a bit of King Hawaiian dinner rolls.

And since I feel totally insane saying THAT on a jasmine tea review, I will leave it there. Oh wait, one more thing: this? is sooooo good.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
takgoti

Gyaaaah! I’m SO glad you like it!

I had some jasmine tea when I went out to dinner tonight and it was so bitter and almost soapy tasting, I wanted to dump it out and take the pot back and say, “No, I didn’t drink it all. Do you know what this is filled with? MY TEARS. THIS TEAPOT IS FILLED WITH MY TEARS.”

shesteeps

I love King Hawaiian dinner rolls!

Auggy

@takgoti: You KILL me.

@MrsStump: Best rolls EVER.

Auggy

I was really pleased with this one and Adagio’s Jasmine Silver Needles. (Their Jasmine #12 is good, too, but it has been a while since I’ve had that one).

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takgoti

Gyaaaah! I’m SO glad you like it!

I had some jasmine tea when I went out to dinner tonight and it was so bitter and almost soapy tasting, I wanted to dump it out and take the pot back and say, “No, I didn’t drink it all. Do you know what this is filled with? MY TEARS. THIS TEAPOT IS FILLED WITH MY TEARS.”

shesteeps

I love King Hawaiian dinner rolls!

Auggy

@takgoti: You KILL me.

@MrsStump: Best rolls EVER.

Auggy

I was really pleased with this one and Adagio’s Jasmine Silver Needles. (Their Jasmine #12 is good, too, but it has been a while since I’ve had that one).

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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