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Soul said

Jasmine Black Tea?

Now that thepuritea has closed, I’m in the market for a nice jasmine black tea again. ThepuriTea’s jasmine yunnan was excellent and but I’ve yet to be able to find any suitable replacements… Does anyone have any suggestions?

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yyz said

hete’s to old discussions that may have something of intetest:
http://steepster.com/discuss/5970-seeking-black-jasmine-tea-dot-dot-dot-no-green-no-other-flavors?post_id=103662#forum_post_103662
http://steepster.com/discuss/5504-looking-for-a-great-jasmine-black-tea?post_id=103701#forum_post_103701

I’m sad about the loss of ThepuriTea’s tea as well.

I’ve been slightly curious about this one. It might be interesting if you can tolerate light smoke.
http://www.betjemanandbarton.com/en/chine-noirs/122-china-imperial-gold.html

You can order it by phone order from
https://m.facebook.com/lefouvrac?id=220918191303544&_rdr

For cheaper shipping.

If you are adventurous there are several offers on aliexpress. I haven’t ordered any yet though.

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DAVIDs has (or at least had) a jasmine black pearl tea that’s really lovely. Not nearly as perfumey as some jasmine greens, and the black base adds a lovely richness to it. Unfortunately it’s the only jasmine black I’ve tried, so don’t have much to compare to. But I do like it and am glad it’s in my cupboard.

Soul said

It’s unfortunately been gone for some time now. I had a sample and never had the opportunity to buy some for myself before it was discontinued. :(

Bummer!! Glad I stocked up then.

Soul said

Oh that’s neat! Thanks! (30$ is pretty painful though, heh)

Yeah, though I do find I only need 1 pearl per cup to suit my tastes (2 if it’s a bigger mug) so it lasts longer than a loose leaf (non-formed). But that’s just me!

Uniquity said

It is expensive but worth it (for me). If you live close to one, try a ten on twenty gram sample.

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Brent said

I’m curious. I love me some jasmine, but have never really found it compatible with black tea. Seems like a hard balance to strike, but I’m game.

yyz said

It can be really nice if done well. Sometimes the effort is a liile too similar to a oolong jasmine, but I do like it when the base is fruity or chocolaty, with a fruity jasmine.

So far my favourites have had either a Ceylon or Yunnan base.

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yyz said

I have not bought from this supplier, but they are willing to ship a sample for @$5
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hand-made-Yunan-Black-Tea-with-smell-of-Jasmine-5g-Free-Sample/1487689115.html

And sell 100g for 22.

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yyz said

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Great thread. I have recently come into some Jasmine Red by Mini River Tea but at $88/3.5oz I’m looking for a comparable. I’m looking forward to making my way through this list. :)

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keychange said

I purchased some jasmine black tea from fleur tea house in Ottawa, and I have absolutely no idea what the base is. It’s the only black jasmine I’ve tried, and I really enjoy it (if you can imagine the pairing, it’s a combination of jasmine and a rather malty base) and I really enjoy it. I have a ton of it, and would be happy to share with anyone who’s interested in trying.

I would love to try a sample. Take a look at my cupboard and let me know if there is anything that you would like to try :)

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keychange said

Sounds good. If you follow me, I’ll be able to send you a message so we can exchange details :)

Great. Following you :)

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My favorite Jasmine black tea is the Vanilla Jasmine from Golden Moon: http://www.goldenmoontea.com/vanilla-jasmine.html

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