51 Tasting Notes
Very new experience to me. I put off trying this sample, since I’m not a green drinker, and wanted to do it justice. The aroma is remarkable, and the flavor astonishingly smooth. Mildly astringent, but buttery and warm. yum.
Roasty. Almost chocolately. A little woody. Highly satisfying, if a bit mundane. Exceptionally smooth. No bitterness, and no real aftertaste, this one just begs to be consumed quickly.
I would swear this was a white if I didn’t know better. Incredibly smooth and subtle base with a mild/moderate level of jasmine that wouldn’t stand out quite so much with a heavier base. This is just as pleasant to drink as jasmine silver needle, without the pricetag or heavyhandedness. There’s no aftertaste, which I see as a downside (I like that lingering mouthfeel a good jasmine can give) but this is a strong contender for my go-to jasmine.
This produced a pleasant cup. I didn’t really pay it much attention. it was by no means extraordinary, but very smooth, subtle, and gentle. If you stop to think about it, it’s a nice enough green base, with a moderate level of jasmine aroma, but doesn’t leave you much aftertaste. Very easy to finish a cup, but not exactly eye-popping either.
This has a moderate jasmine scent which fights against a very “green” aroma from the base. It’s a very strong base for a jasmine tea, but has an excellent aftertaste.
Very slight jasmine scent, but none of the lingering jasmine mouth experience I like. Tasted like a faded, bitter green. Not a fan.
Taste was very dull, and there was barely any jasmine aroma. I wonder if maybe the canister this was kept in was left open. Not unpleasant, but also has no real mentionable qualities.
Odd texture, kind of floury. Unpleasant mouthfeel. Very weak on the jasmine. Tasted like a low quality green base. I didn’t finish my cup.
Very subtle jasmine fragrance on the dry leaf, which is quite broken, but this produces a very hearty cup of tea, with just enough jasmine fragrance to satisfy that my undying craving. Despite a long steep, this cup was not at all bitter, and almost more like a white than a green. This is a serious contender for my jasmine daily drinker. The aftertaste is just my taste too.
Added some extra leaf this time and went with a shorter steeping. This tea is why I love tea. It’s just delightful. It’s got such an incredible organic aroma and flavor that I can’t quite place… it’s like drinking a rainforest? But it’s not leafy or green. It’s got an oddly sweet character, too. There’s just so much to explore! I think I’ll order more of this. (edit: not for sale anymore!?)