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I love drinking this tea. I love that it’s good to brew several times. I love that it blends with other teas and tisanes so well. I love watching the pearls unfurl. I love the way it smells dry. I don’t love the smell of it wet though. For whatever reason when I pour the hot water onto the leaves the jasmine becomes so strong and cloying, it sticks to the back of my nose and throat which really sucks because I don’t really brew my tea according to time, I do it by scent (unless I’m sick). The tea sitting in my cup, sans leaves smells good, it’s the actual leaves when they are wet that I do not enjoy, other than that this is a divine tea to smell and taste. Jasmine green tea in general was my first introduction to actual tea, loose leaf tea (I used to drink Lipton as a kid) and it’s still my favorite (the jasmine tea not the Lipton) and these pearls have a permanent place on my shelf, I just love them!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Tea and Trees

This tea was too floral for my taste, do you have any suggestions on how to make it stronger? I was thinking about blending it with a black tea?

Invader Zim

If you want a stronger tea base and less jasmine flavor I would suggest getting Jasmine tea with a pouchong base. Pouchong is inbetween a green tea and an oolong. Teavana doesn’t sell it, a lot of other companies do, my favorite so far is from Harney and Sons. If you want a stronger base tea H&S even has a jasmine black tea. Here is the link to H&S jasmine tea with the pouchong base. I hop this helps you.

http://www.harney.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=3892&category=44&secondary=0

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Tea and Trees

This tea was too floral for my taste, do you have any suggestions on how to make it stronger? I was thinking about blending it with a black tea?

Invader Zim

If you want a stronger tea base and less jasmine flavor I would suggest getting Jasmine tea with a pouchong base. Pouchong is inbetween a green tea and an oolong. Teavana doesn’t sell it, a lot of other companies do, my favorite so far is from Harney and Sons. If you want a stronger base tea H&S even has a jasmine black tea. Here is the link to H&S jasmine tea with the pouchong base. I hop this helps you.

http://www.harney.com/Details.cfm?ProdID=3892&category=44&secondary=0

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

100 – http://steepster.com/teas/verdant-tea/32720-hand-rolled-top-grade-jasmine

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Pennsylvania

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