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Sometimes the low price of something is an attraction in itself. So when I saw these boxes of green tea flying off the shelves of Walmart, I had to try. I tossed my buck into the automatic checkout and off I went.
Each of the tea bags is individually wrapped in paper. The box itself had a holographic strip for authenticity.
I tossed in two bags and 400 mL and it made a mild yellow brew with some tea flavour.
I should also note that this is “Fujian Green Tea” and imported to Canada by a company.
This tea hit my eye while I was browsing for ramen in a local asia shop.
Considering the low cost of this product I wasn’t even sure if I should bother buying it.
Well I did and I’m not disappointed.
The tea smells really nice, soothing and not too strong.
I might be biased because it reminds me of my youth.
The following lines may be hard to imagine for a lot of you guys but please bear with it.
It smells like a stack of hay.
No, I’m not talking about any old dry grass.
I’m talking about grass, herbs and flowers which grow in the Alps.
They are cut, dried in the sun and stored as fodder for feeding livestock during winter.
They are also used in medicine and beauty products.
The taste heavily depends on how the tea is being prepared (well, of course…)
Steeping it for a long time with boiling water results in a soapy and bitter tasting brew that isn’t consumable.
It’s best to try different temperatures and steeping times to find what you want.
If you are afraid of germs and want to use boiling water it’s best to use a glas cup.
This way you are able to see how the colour changes which can help you to choose the right time to get the leaves out of there.
All in all this isn’t the best tea in the world, it takes time to find the right amount of leaves, steeping time and temperature to brew a tea that suits your taste.
Every person is different.
Still, what you get for this price is mindblowing.
I neither add sugar nor milk.
I use three teaspoons for one liter water at 82°C.
I use the teavleaves twice, the second time with a slightly longer steeping time.
My apologies if there are grammar mistakes ;o)
Have a nice day with a nice cup of tea!
Thank you, KittyLovesTea for a generous amount of this tea :)!
Somehow I managed to not add this to my cupboard until just now instead of when I got all of my teas. Weird.
Anywho, when I opened up the bag and transferred the tea to a tin the look and smell of this tea is exactly like Silk Dragon Jasmine from DAVIDs- smaller leaves, and a light jasmine scent. When brewed up it is almost exactly the same as Sill Dragon Jasmine- stronger green tea base with a light jasmine flavor. The only difference is that this tea is a little less “sensitive” (I brewed this one at 175 degrees F and not 160, and steeped it for 2 and a half minutes as opposed to 1). Overall pretty nice and I like it, but I will say dragon pearls and butterfly jasmine is better.
This tea is great if steeped for 1 min in 175F water. It is very light and without bitterness. The Jasmine taste is refreshing and you can get hints of citrus. The smell is floral without being too perfumey. I might increase my steeping time to 2 min but when I tried 3 min it was very bitter.
Flavors: Citrus, Flowers, Jasmine
Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea is the same as Jasmine Tea by Sunflower. It is an inexpensive loose leaf green tea scented with jasmine fragrance. Do not follow the packaged insert (pour boiling water for 5 minutes) with this or any green or white tea, as your tea will get bitter (boiling water on greens or white makes the tea release tannins).
Steep it at 175F/79C for 60 to 90 seconds, not longer than 2 minutes. I like 3 grams in 150 to 200ml (about 5 oz to 6.5 oz). You can get a second steep that will taste milder (and better in my opinion). As with any subsequent steep, it will have much less caffeine, but still some antioxidants. I know some people who prefer to discard the first steep, but I drink it.
It’s a good starter tea, for daily consumption, but nothing fancy.
I think Steepster sent my review into ghost land.
This tea is reminiscent of my favourite Chinese restaurant. I’m pretty sure they serve it there. I drink this strong when I have a cold and I drink it traditional Chinese restaurant way (put a few leaves in hot water and let it steep) other times. I like the flavour of it and it’s really really affordable. I’m pretty sure my grandmother and my mother have tins of this in their cupboards. This is like an old friend and I will probably leave it in stock as long as they continue to sell it. That about Dim-sums it up! har har
Still on a mission to find good jasmine tea, and as the sense of adventure obliges, yours truly found herself drooling over shelves after shelves of tea in the local Asian food market. Being heavily tea deprived for that day wasn’t really helping the matter either…and then a glint of golden yellow piqued the interest. Hence the reason I’m currently having a staring and brewing contest going on with an innocent tin and its content.
Most of my experiences with this tea come both from restaurants and cafés, and yet I can’t wrap my head around the odd phenomenon how many places can basically ruin just about any green tea here in the land of constant rain and darkness. Maybe light and green just doesn’t sit in our melancholic blues. Anyhow. This tea type isn’t, sadly, any exception in the unfortunate bunch, as in most places the outcome is something one really tries their hardest to swallow without grimacing. The tangy, offensive liquid claiming to be jasmine is an excellent way to test one’s adrenaline levels, but not as the first cup for the day (or better yet after having a very hard day). Thus, needless to say, the frustration has been quite tangible in the passing summer months, since I have been treated to very tasty jasmine that had been brewed well, so the question of it existing on this tiny planet had already been answered. I just have to find it, which brings us back to the current morning.
Disregarding the default steeping instructions that came along with the tin (since, honestly, boiling water and green tea is an equation I have already solved way too many times, ending with a sound and round NO), the morning starts with an entertaining performance presented by ‘Trial and Error’. I have been working on balancing the water temperature without a thermometer for the past years, and can proudly say that nowadays there’s much more success than fail in that sector. Not much to brag, but hey, small joys are sometimes the best ones.
The tin does have an impressive seal inside to keep (or at least offer an idea on somewhat of a guarantee) the tin airtight. Making it feel special already. The scent of the dry leaves is both sweet and fragrant, as well very heavy with the jasmine that curls around the nose and gives a gentle, teasing pinch. Getting a similar feeling as when sitting next to someone wearing a tad too much perfume/cologne, but not as suffocating, though. Nevertheless, at least it gave the needed confirmation that this tea indeed is what it claims to be.
The temperature of the water seemed to suit this shy specimen, as the tea doesn’t at first give any alarming taste or scent for the water having been too hot, which leaves me with quite nice mouthfeel. Subtle, a bit sweet, floral taste which does stay a bit thin also. May have had a bit too hot water still, as the aftertaste reveals now the sliver of bitterness which reminds me of the messed-up cups I’ve had before. Ah well. New try, new cup.
Not as tasty as I recall having drank somewhere sometime with someone, but it does make the early winter sun shine brighter.
Doggone it, I am having a hard time justifying ordering Jasmine by Harney and Sons when this one is so darned drinkable, and only $2.50 or so at our local Asian market. While this is no Teavivre Jasmine Dragon Pearls, it is an easy to drink jasmine tea that doesn’t curl your toes. I have had a whole pot of this, sipped throughout the day. I am really grateful to K S for writing the review that pushed me over the edge to go get this one. It says it is a green base, but tastes very much like pouchong to me. Yum.
I am cold steeping this one, and technically it should have a while to go, but I couldn’t wait to give it a taste. I must say, this is very refreshing, even at this early stage! I used about four tablespoons in a Bodum pitcher. The jasmine is the prominent flavor right now, and the tea has less astringency and the bitter edge is much subdued. I am eager to see what it tastes like tomorrow when it will really be done!
When I saw teawing’s review of this, I knew I had seen this tin before. We have a fairly large Asian market and I go there every now and then. Today I had a good excuse to go and there it was! This was only $2.39 for the small tin which is 120 grams.
Upon opening, there is a nice, strong jasmine aroma. It is strong, but it doesn’t accost you like the jasmine black I bought at A Southern Season.
I prepared it as I would any green, and not as the tin recommends.
Steeped, the aroma is really lovely. The tea is smooth with a little astringent edge, but quite good, and pretty unbelievable for the price. I could happily sip away on this regularly.
Thank you, teawing, for alerting us to this little treasure! There is another listing for it under Jasmine tea by Sunflower, and I think Fujian is just the distributor, but the tin is unmistakeable!
I’m fairly sure that I oversteeped this, as it came out so incredibly bitter that I had to add sugar just to drink it. I’ll give at another try and an actual rating some other time.
Note to self: stop getting distracted while brewing your tea!
Although I do have to mention that I have this tea in an utterly gorgeous tin, dark blue with flying cranes, and the tea’s pretty much worth it just for that. I wish I remembered where I got it from.