A new jasmine tea from Verdant…how could I not try it?! The dry leaves look like green buds with silvery-white hairs on them. The smell is very dominantly jasmine, with hints of grannysmith apple and pineapple. The taste is soft creamy jasmine with notes of other florals, and hints of grannysmith apple and pineapple.
The biggest differences I’m finding between this white jasmine and the Yunnan White Jasmine (also offered by Verdant) is that this one is not quite as creamy, there are other florals in this one (almost like the jasmine is growing in a garden), and there isn’t honeysuckle notes in this one. The Yunnan is jasmine and honeysuckle. There was also a lot of fizziness on the tip of the tongue. The Yunnan jasmine felt like jasmine and honeysuckle growing wild in the humid summer; while the Fujian jasmine was a tame version of jasmine growing in or next to someones flower garden. I also found the Yunnan version to be creamier.
I know this is supposed to be just the Fujian version, but I’m finding it easier to explain it by comparing it to the Yunnan version. I hope it helps. Also, I brewed this Western-style today in my teapot. Yesterday, I had brewed it in my mug. I works well both ways, I just need to try it gaiwan style to see if it produces any differences. Either way, another excellent white jasmine tea!