I began drinking this tea in the filter bag version and enjoyed it then. But as I gained more knowledge about tea and subsequently discovered full leaf and loose teas I “upgraded” to this full leaf version of Awake. I enjoy the robust, malty flavor of this tea. After steeping I add a little sugar and a dash of half and half. I’m still working on trying other, better black teas but I still come back to Awake occasionally.
3 Tasting Notes
This was my second Jasmine tea purchase and I must say I don’t care for this one as much as the two leaves brand Jasmine Petal. In no way is this one bad. I just find the Mighty Leaf to be a little more “flat” and lacking in the Jasmine aroma and flavor than the two leaves. Anyway, I’m glad I tried it. I will at the very least use this Jasmine tea for cold brewing over night in the fridge.
I’m relatively new to the higher end, full leaf and loose leaf teas and this was my first introduction to a Jasmine tea. I purchased it on a whim at my local Whole Foods while searching for a new green tea to try. Admittedly, the first time I made a cup I made a big mistake. I didn’t know that you want to steep green teas with water around 180F and NOT boiling water. This mistake must have been what turned me off to it at first. However once I learned that you steep with slightly cooler water as opposed to boiling I decided to give this Jasmine tea a second try. I’m certainly glad I did as I enjoyed it immensely and have now fallen in love with Jasmine tea in general! For me, this particular Jasmine tea is very balanced and I love the Jasmine aroma and flavor that accompanies the green tea. I might also add that cold brewing this tea overnight in the fridge makes for a very refreshing morning beverage.