I find that I enjoy floral teas more than fruit flavored teas. This is one of my favorites. A very inexpensive tea that you can find at Oriental groceries.
“Either I am spoiled by Teavivre’s Jasmine Teas or this hasn’t aged well. I tried cold steeping it and there wasn’t much jasmine to it, and the green base was a bit astringent. ...” Read full tasting note
“My second Gongfu of today. My previous experience with this tea was not a positive one (so much so that I did not review or rate). My first encounter was bitter and sharp (from what I remember)...” Read full tasting note
“We went kicking around a local asian supermarket today in search of a gaiwan (no luck) and any other random gems we could find. So we picked out a couple of things to try. I have to...” Read full tasting note
“Now this my friends, is good jasmine tea! It’s lightly fragranced and not artificial smelling or tasting, so you don’t feel like you’re drowning in a vat of perfume. ...” Read full tasting note
This Jasmine tea contains green tea with added Jasmine flowers. This tea is characterized by its subtly sweet and fragrant taste. It is extremely refreshing and palate cleansing.
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My first time trying this tea was when I was 13 years old. I trained myself to be able to get past the bitter taste of tea. As I kept drinking it from day to day, the bitter taste became sweeter. The more tea leaves you brew, the stronger the fragrance and the taste.
I’ve been drinking this tea for the past 20 or so years, and this is my go to Jasmine green tea for after dinner desserts. Beware of over-steeping because it can easily get bitter. The actual tea leaves are more fragmented than higher quality leaves (ie Samovar), but if you brew it properly, the taste is actually almost on par. For the price, such a great value tea.
Very strong jasmine taste and an unexpected kick of caffeine to boot. This is the tea that gets me through the workday (usually in the bagged form), as it can be surprisingly forgiving if you forget about it and leave the bag to soak in the cup for a few hours — just add more hot water to dilute it and it’s fine.
I’m very picky with Jasmine teas mainly because I think they leave a strange aftertaste or tend to be bitter. This tea is probably the BEST bagged Jasmine tea I have ever had. It’s tasty and timid but still very floral and fun. It’s a light yellowish brown in color. I got it in a tea swap and was very pleased with the cup!
Normally I treat this tea as most other Chinese green teas (around 180-185 degrees F for 2-3 minutes), but I decided to follow the directions on the tin today: 3g of tea, pour boiling water, keep covered for about 5 minutes, then serve. The leaves held up extremely well, and my office is now filled with the pleasant aroma of Jasmine! :)