drank Butterfly Jasmine by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea felt divine against my sore throat while at work today. I made 16 oz of it to get me through the day, but greedily chugged it and it was gone before lunch. It really is a lovely jasmine, but I do lament the insane pricetag. Angel from teavivre is very kindly sending me a few ssamples of their jasmine teas, so perhaps I’ll find a gem there. But this tea is so perfectly balanced, and by that I mean that I get mostly smooth jasmine with the barest whisper of a base, that could just as likely be a white as a green. To be fair, I haven’t tried many other jasmine teas, but it might be tough now since I feel a standard of sorts has been established.

Christina

Have you tried the Jasmine Dragon Pearls from Capital Teas? I can send you a bit of my stash if you want. If you end up liking them, the price is more reasonable: $17.50 for 100g instead of the $19.50 for 50g of David’s Butterfly Jasmine.

keychange

I haven’t tried them yet, actually. Sure, when we get around to swapping, I’d love to try them.

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Christina

Have you tried the Jasmine Dragon Pearls from Capital Teas? I can send you a bit of my stash if you want. If you end up liking them, the price is more reasonable: $17.50 for 100g instead of the $19.50 for 50g of David’s Butterfly Jasmine.

keychange

I haven’t tried them yet, actually. Sure, when we get around to swapping, I’d love to try them.

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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