I like jasmine tea and this one’s very good. I thought the jasmine flavor came through well, but was not overwhelmingly perfumey. The vanilla jasmine was better IMO, but this is really nice.
“A little birdie that goes told me I should try this one so I thought I'd brew it up. The jasmine smell is lovely but I've become a bit cautious (and pretty darn picky) with jasmine flavored...” Read full tasting note
“Longer steep this time with the same leaves. This time I'm mostly tasting green tea and almost no jasmine. It's not bitter, and it's a fine green, but where is all the nice floral flavor? 52/100...” Read full tasting note
“Time for my Afternoon Green! This is another one that was rated rather poorly by most of the Steepsterverse, but I think it's very good! Mild jasmine taste. No bitterness. Very enjoyable to sip....” Read full tasting note
“As I sit at my desk for a few minutes pondering the next part of my day, Pandora Radio - which always plays what I want to hear - blasts "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by CCR - why yes, I have, as...” Read full tasting note
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A few months back I purchase the Tea Taster’s sampler from Golden Moon – 31 new samples to try – whoo.
There seem to be two jasmine teas in the sampler – jasmine green and jasmine pearls – I’m curious as to whether there’s any difference so I’ll try the pearls tomorrow and compare them.
This one is a pretty basic jasmine green tea. I’m generally not a big fan of jasmine – too often the tea blenders over-do it and it’s super-cloying and ends up tasting like perfume or soap. This one isn’t bad however, as the jasmine is pretty mild. The green tea base is rather uninspired though – it’s nothing special just your very basic green tea.
I adore jasmine tea (hence the screen name), and I am in search of the ultimate one to bribe myself to answer my inbox each working day. This has a nice scent but it’s too bitter for me. I waited about 15 seconds after boiling (instructions say just under boiling, something like that), exactly 1 teaspoon per cup of water (got 2.5 out of the sample), and steeped for about 4 minutes, which is on the long end of the range they recommended. I could try to steep it for 2 minutes, the short end, to tone down the bitterness, but the jasmine wasn’t strong enough to make me buy another sample. Plus, I don’t need that kind of pressure to make a perfect pot. I may not even finish the 2.5 cups I brewed.
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This tea was neither good nor bad. It tasted and smelt to me just as all the other jasmine teas I’ve had did. I’m not a huge fan of Jasmine after being exposed to some teas I like far better but at one point I loved it. For me, there are flavors I like better so this is only an occasional drink.