58 Tasting Notes
This tea was recommended by the Teavana staff when I told them I liked black tea. I did tell them I wanted something on the strong side. By itself I am not a fan as I have not found a way to kill the bitter and almost sour flavor of this tea. However, it is my go to tea for making Tibetan butter tea.
My enjoyment of this tea started from the moment its aroma hit my nose. It has a somewhat earthy quality to it that you think will lead to a heavy flavor. However, the earthiness plays well and leads to the complexity of this tea. I was not expecting light and fruity flavors, and I am still discovering new flavors with each glass. Quickly becoming one of my favorites.
With the exception of Earl Grey, I am not a fan of most flavored teas. However, in this tea the jasmine flowers add flavor without overpowering the delicious green tea. I will say the only mistake I made was making this in 16 oz for the first cup. I corrected that one the next cup.