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I absolutely love this tea. If I could choose only one tea to drink for the rest of my life it would be this one. Jasmine tea is what started me on this wonderful tea journey. While my tea base preference may have changed a few times, it’s still my favorite tea.

I came home today wanting tea (what’s new) but I had a headache and I wanted something different. This one called to me, but I said no. So, I went sniffing through my teas trying to find one that would pop out at me. It never happened. I opened my canister of this and it was instant bliss.

I brewed it up in my yixing with my little teacup…which I just realized match without me ever having intended to do so. I drank my first little cup and instantly felt better. My husband came home, he’s coming down with a cold, I offered him some and he drank a few cups…more for the warmth than the taste, but hey I’ll take what I can.

For a jasmine, this is soft and sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. Sometimes I can taste the pepper bite in the aftertaste, today I’m getting something closer to cinnamon. Even though this is a bud tea, which should contain more caffeine, I always feel more calm and relaxed. I try to save this tea for something, but it’s more of my go-to tea than anything else, not that I mind.

Here’s another picture of my yixing and teacup matching each other! I really do love them, and this tea, they go so well together!

http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s410/feralanima/100MEDIA_IMAG0114.jpg

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

Wow, this IS your tea!

Invader Zim

It is, it really is.

JC

I love Jasmine white tea. Smooth, sweet and relaxing.

Veronica

Your yixing and tea cup are so beautiful. They’re like two little works of art!

Invader Zim

JC you summed it up perfectly!
Thank you Veronica!

Babble

I was under the impression that you’re not supposed to brew white teas in a yixing because they are more delicate (same with greens)

Invader Zim

Rachel, someone mentioned in an older post that they always brewed up silver needles with boiling water. Another person (LiberTEAS I think) mentioned in their tasting notes that they brewed jasmine silver needles in a yixing. I figured I’d give it a try. So far, I’ve found nothing bad to come out of it. The flavors aren’t bad or changed, just light while the yixing is still absorbing the flavors. Although, I still use 175* water.

http://steepster.com/discuss/2528-using-boiling-water-on-the-first-infusion-of-bai-hao-silver-needles

Terri HarpLady

This really is a lovely tea!

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Bonnie

Wow, this IS your tea!

Invader Zim

It is, it really is.

JC

I love Jasmine white tea. Smooth, sweet and relaxing.

Veronica

Your yixing and tea cup are so beautiful. They’re like two little works of art!

Invader Zim

JC you summed it up perfectly!
Thank you Veronica!

Babble

I was under the impression that you’re not supposed to brew white teas in a yixing because they are more delicate (same with greens)

Invader Zim

Rachel, someone mentioned in an older post that they always brewed up silver needles with boiling water. Another person (LiberTEAS I think) mentioned in their tasting notes that they brewed jasmine silver needles in a yixing. I figured I’d give it a try. So far, I’ve found nothing bad to come out of it. The flavors aren’t bad or changed, just light while the yixing is still absorbing the flavors. Although, I still use 175* water.

http://steepster.com/discuss/2528-using-boiling-water-on-the-first-infusion-of-bai-hao-silver-needles

Terri HarpLady

This really is a lovely tea!

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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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