platypi said

Seeking BLACK Jasmine Tea... no green, no other flavors

You’d think this wouldn’t be so hard, right? I used to get a basic black jasmine in the grocery store (probably Twinings? It was a white box) and LOVED it. I’m weird… I simply don’t like green tea except iced or as a flavoring in stuff like ice cream. Something about hot green tea makes me gag. ANYway… I am seeking a new black jasmine, one that is a totally black base and is just jasmine… not jasmine/blackberry/vanilla/passionfruit/whatever.

I’m new here and this is my first post, so forgive me if I’ve goofed on any protocol :)

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yyz said

I know how you feel! I’m trying to find one I love as well. At the moment I have 4,
Organic Garden Jasmine tea :
http://steepster.com/teas/organic-garden/36254-organic-garden-jasmine-tea
Ahmad’s Jasmine Black
Tealux’s Jasmine Black
and David’s Black Jasmine Pearls

None of them are quite it though ironically my favourite of them is the bagged tea so far. Ahmads flavouring tastes powdery and artificial, Tealux’s base is light and gentle and the jasmine is quite nice but I think I want a heavier base, this one tastes a little to much like the a jasmine green for me. The pearls weren’t bad but the base seemed a little bit rough underneath it ( granted I’ve only tried them once). I like the fruity Ceylon base under the Organic Garden one but the jasmine isn’t exactly how I want it.

There have been several positive reviews of this tea: http://steepster.com/teas/thepuritea/13100-jasmine-golden-yunnan
and I might try this one: http://cjaytea.com/upload/index.php?route=product/category&path=20_26_100 , when I am in position to place a larger order for flavoured teas because of the shipping cost. I’ve had some of their other teas and haven’t minded the bases and their earl grey is one of my favourite EG’s. . Good luck on your quest!

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If you like the sound of Davids Tea Jasmine Black Pearl, get it ASAP!
It’s on the web special for 40% off http://www.davidstea.com/organic-jasmine-black-pearls-100g?&TF=27F5948F6518&DEID= it’s not on the main line up page, I’m hoping it’s not getting discontinued. Here’s my review of it http://oolongowl.com/2013/07/31/jasmine-black-pearls-from-davidstea-tea-review/

I haven’t tried it yet, but New Mexico Tea Co has a Black Jasmine Cream
http://www.nmteaco.com/Black-Jasmine-Cream_p_26.html

Uniquity said

They have put it on web special a couple times now. I loved that tea!

Another vote for the Davidstea version. :)

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platypi said

Thanks folks! I just noticed someone posted a new black jasmine in another discussion— has anyone else tried this one? Silk Road Tea’s Jasmine Jewel. It sounds like it has major potential. http://www.silkroadteas.com/servlet/the-661/Jasmine-Jewel/Detail

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ashmanra said

A Southern Season has one as well.

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teataku said

I’m so glad you started this thread, because I just drank the last of my favorite jasmine black tea, Teavana’s Thousand Mountain Jasmine, but it’s been discontinued, so I can’t get any more. T_T From your description, yyz, the Puritea version or the Tealux version might be a good place to start looking for a replacement. :)

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