Fujian Tea

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83
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
205 tasting notes

I find that I enjoy floral teas more than fruit flavored teas. This is one of my favorites. A very inexpensive tea that you can find at Oriental groceries.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Fujian Black Tea by Fujian Tea
467 tasting notes

Since I can’t really taste anything, I decided to at least make something warm and comforting. So, I put the tea bag into my mug, along with a little sweetener and a cinnamon stick. Strangely, I’ve never made tea with a cinnamon stick before. I poured boiling water over it all and let it steep. The result is very pleasant. I’m too sick to taste the black tea, but the cinnamon comes through and it’s nice. Reminds me of winter. I finally have a use for this bag of cinnamon sticks!!

350th tasting note!!

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Boiling 4 min, 45 sec
Azzrian

Congrats on the 350th! Hope you get better soon!

CupofTree

great idea with the cinnamon stick, I like that!

TeaBrat

Happy 350!

Bonnie

HOORAY FOR YOUR 350TH!!!!!

LiberTEAS

Yes, congrats on 350 tasting notes! I don’t know if you’re particularly fond of ginger, but, if you want to taste … I recommend ginger. I actually love this product when I’m sick: http://popus.com/ginger-green-tea-instant-ginger-honey-crystals/ (The ginger honey crystals) … I found it at Whole Foods a couple of years ago, and I like to keep it on hand for when I am feeling sick, I just add it to my basic black tea and then I can taste the warming ginger. It makes me feel much better … it’s a temporary feel good feeling, but, when I’m sick I’ll take even just a few moments of feeling good.

LiberTEAS

Oh… and I hope you feel better soon!

Tabby

I was just thinking about that, LiberTEAS! I meant to pick up a bit of ginger root from the grocery store. I would grate it and brew it with the tea. Now I might have to go out again, lol.

Tabby

CupofTree, it’s awesome, and re-usable. I’ve just left it in the mug today and it’s been just as strong with each cup.

CHAroma

Congratulations!!!

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80
drank Fujian Black Tea by Fujian Tea
467 tasting notes

Today I ventured back to the First Oriental Market, as I’m low on plain black teas and I wanted to try something new. This was very well in my price range, and my past experiences with black teas from the Fujian Province of China have been good. Also, I admit, I love pioneering teas that are new to Steepster.

The packaging is mostly in Chinese, so a lot of the details are lost on me. But it comes bagged, and it smells like it’s going to be a strong, no-nonsense black. I can’t detect any distinct notes just from the scent of the bag. The leaves themselves are black and crushed up like most cheap bagged teas.

It brewed up dark in four minutes, reddish amber with a malty, honeylike aroma. The flavor is surprisingly smooth and very malty. Almost creamy in its aftertaste. It’s milder than I expected, but enjoyable. Like many Fujians I’ve tried, it has a hint of cocoa in it as well. I’m happy that I have a whole box to go through, and I look forward to having this in a tall iced glass.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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71
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
1104 tasting notes

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71
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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50
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
248 tasting notes

Cold brewed overnight. A little bitter so I added some simple syrup. Not sure I like the jasmine, it’s a little strong. Very very flowery. Luckily this was super cheap, less than 3 dollars. Also comes in a nice tin that I’ll stick another label on and reuse later.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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60
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
212 tasting notes

This one fell pretty short night the night before last. It was very heavy on the jasmine and quite bitter. I brewed all of them at 176 for 1 minute. That was the instructions on the Teavivre package. None of the other packages had clear instructions. So one ring to rule them all. I think in the future I may have to try a lower temperature and see if I can get rid of that bitterness.

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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

Some jasmine teas really are just bitter and soapy. :(

Missy

I wondered if it was the tea or I should try different brewing parameters.

TeaBrat

might be a little of both…

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71
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
1104 tasting notes

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71
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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71
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
1104 tasting notes

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71
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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74
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
185 tasting notes

We went kicking around a local asian supermarket today in search of a gaiwan (no luck) and any other random gems we could find. So we picked out a couple of things to try.

I have to say, the price of this jasmine green is really the only reason I picked it up. 150g for sub-$3, in a neat little blue tin. The tin probably isn’t airtight, and I don’t exactly have the faculties (or patience, really) to test that… but the seal is pretty darn impressive.

This tea is exactly what I expect from a Chinese restaurant, which, well, is because this is probably the exact tea I get from a Chinese restaurant. A light floral flavor, the green tea barely coming in at the end of the flavor, a mild but noticeable astringency. Compared to the Jasmine Pearls I have from Mad Hat, the flavor of this tea (particularly the Jasmine flavor) is much more subdued.

They had four different Jasmine teas by Fujian tea, one in a yellow square tin as pictured, one in a red square tin, the blue cylindrical tin that I bought, and then a green cylindrical tin. No differentiation other than a serial number up top that might mean something (mine is 2063). Well, and all of the writing that I don’t understand may mean something too, but I just assume it says Jasmine Tea in Chinese :).

I might keep this around. The quality definitely isn’t that of the pearls from Mad Hat (and I’m eventually going to want to try the pearls from Teavivre), but man… at this price… SO CHEAP. IT IS SO INSANELY CHEAP. Sorry, had to get that out.

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Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I bought the yellow tin at our Asian market after seeing reviews on here. I agree – insanely cheap and not too shabby.

Congratulations! I saw on Facebook that Teavivre posted that you will be getting five free samples! :) Enjoy!

Dylan Oxford

Ha, did they? That’s awesome!

Dylan Oxford

I see it now, so did Blake!

Jillian

It’s not too bad for a cheap jasmine, IMO.

Dylan Oxford

And what’s funny, Missy actually likes this more than our more spendy jasmine pearls, because the jasmine flavor itself is so much more toned down.

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87
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
41 tasting notes

Oh; this is like the most nostalgic tea ever
lol – I think I grew up drinking this tea, as asian as our home is :)
I can say I don’t really enjoy Chinese teas – they tend to be really … smoky (?) for me but this Jasmine tea is the one I compare all the rest to.
yummy!!

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drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
1104 tasting notes

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drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
1798 tasting notes

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.

K S

hey it wasn’t me but glad to hear there is an affordable and drinkable Jasmine out there. I have seen the tin and wondered about it. Now I know.

ashmanra

Ah, perhaps it was teawing. It was a male who drank it at work, so I was sure it was you!

Invader Zim

AH HA! I drank this stuff years ago and I could never find after I moved. It probably didn’t help that I didn’t know the name of the company. I loved that it wasn’t overwhelming in the jasmine category. Oh to know that I can find it again!

ashmanra

And the tin was featured in the movie “Limitless.” He kept his pills in it!

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drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
1104 tasting notes

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71
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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80
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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71
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
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72
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
24 tasting notes

Great low cost Jasmine Tea, my favorite thing is this makes a great iced tea, very refreshing and good on a hot day

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86
drank Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea
84 tasting notes

Oh, this tea. Like most of the other Steepsterites, I found this at an Asian market — that is, the new Asian market in Moscow, ID, that has good turmeric, frozen lemongrass, some really nice peanut/sesame/adzuki mochi and Rotiland frozen rotis. One look at this place and it was instant love.

The only bad thing about this place is that there’s a $5 purchasing minimum. I can’t just pop in and get some Fruitery jellies or hot mango chutney — I have to buy multiple small things together. I guess that’s the reason I got this (they had mango Fruitery, and it was only $1.59). The tin of this jasmine tea was $1.99, and I’ve always seen it in the other Asian markets, so I decided to splurge. I was pretty glad that I did.

The smell from the tin is very floral, and the taste of the tea is, too. It’s incredibly sweet and aromatic, and really great for blah days. I’ve had pretty unhappy run-ins with jasmine teas before, so I was a bit wary of the strength of this tea. However, it’s not too bitter or too strong (unless you leave the leaves in for 30 minutes while drinking, which I did the first time). In fact, I brewed this tea, left it for approximately ten minutes, then remembered it. I thought it’d be horrible overdone, but it was perfect. It seems that the taste doesn’t change much from about 5 minutes to 10 minutes of steeping. Lucky me, since I’m the tea-forgetting queen of the world.

Overall, I’ve had good experiences with this tea. It may not be too special for someone who loves jasmine and drinks it regularly, but it’s good enough for me to keep it as a regular in my tea stash. Oh, and the tin is adorable.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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