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drank Jasmint by Della Terra Teas
820 tasting notes

Another mint tea for me today. I’ve been meaning to try this, it’s the last one in my try me pack that I haven’t gotten to! That reminds me, I’ll have to write a note for the vanilla pineapple white one, haven’t yet and I had it quite a while ago! Anyways, onto this tea. I steeped for around 2 mins, with water approx 165 degrees F.

This tea smells strongly of peppermint, can’t really get any other smell from it but that. The wet leaves are more interesting, I am definitely getting the green tea with a hint of floral, and the mint is much more muted.

So now for taste, there is a very nice and mild green tea flavor in here. I get a bit of a grassy taste from it, quite enjoyable. The mint is in the forefront, but it is much more toned down than the smell. The jasmine adds a sort of depth to the tea, it’s at the beginning too, but lighter by a tiny bit than the mint, it builds as the sip continues. A bit of sweetness seems to be surfacing too, as I continue this cup, or maybe as it cools? The flavors meld together quite nicely!

Overall, this is an interesting tea. I like it! It’s very calming, one of the more calming flavored greens I have found. I perhaps would like a bit more jasmine, but then I don’t know, it might taste too much like a pure jasmine tea. Currently the flavors are pretty good! I will have to try further cups of this before making a full decision on what I think of it though, it’s very interesting, and I enjoy interesting teas :)

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

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(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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