13 Tasting Notes
This is a really delicious tea! It’s a nice, light black tea with a very delicate peach and champagne taste to it. It is a very refined and quintessentially summer tea! I could definitely see this being enjoyed iced, too, on a patio in the hot Summer afternoon. I love how mild the peach is, and the body itself is nothing too robust. Very likely the most refreshing black I’ve had before.
Flavors: Champagne, Peach
I bought this on a whim after reading a review of a gentleman who drank this tea while reading long Russian tomes (Tolstoy’s War and Peace). It isn’t just the English major in me that pounced on this coupling of images. The scent of books and a smokey, full cuppa…. Well, I am a fan of the occasional wintry smoked tea, especially because it brings to mind 19thc Russia, or frosted windows by a rustic fireplace…
A fair-trade, organic, British Columbian (!!!) tea that epitomises the best of jasmine greens, to me. This is so delicate, yet very, very floral, but not to the point that it makes it bitter. (No matter how long I let it steep, it didn’t go very bitter at all)
You could taste the smooth body of the green and the lightness of the jasmine mingling together on your palate. After drinking this, I felt so, so refreshed and inspired. The scent of jasmine still lingers on the tea bag package, and it has been a few days since I opened it up (I saved the bag for the company name).
Lovely, lovely. Definitely recommend!
Jasmine green tea is my utmost favourite tea, and it makes me very sad when I come across one that either doesn’t taste like jasmine, or simply doesn’t do it justice. (I’m one for floral, floral, floral — I can’t get enough of that delicate aroma and “clean” taste)
The taste of jasmine is in this one, but for some reason it is peculiarly bitter to the point that it skewers both the taste of the green and the jasmine taste. It’s just an astringent bitter flavour.
I agree with other people about drinking it cold. It is easier to recognise the flower taste then.