I am doing a spring cleaning of tea and tea samples, trying to get some nearly empty tins emptied and revisiting swaps and samples. There was enough of this to make a bit for a tea follow-up to dinner.
The aroma of this tea makes my eyes roll back in my head. Ah, wonderful jasmine – not perfume-y, soapy jasmine. The steeped tea is a bold deep yellow, not a light lemony yellow like this morning’s Jaune Lemon. It leans a bit toward orange.
The tea base has a decided GOOD astringency, clearing the palate and freshening the breath. There is no bitterness. The jasmine is not overbearing but quite nice. This reminds me a little of Teavivre’s Chun Mee and as I near the end of the pot I feel like I am even getting a bit of that sweet plum aftertaste, but a bit lighter than in Chun Mee.
Delicious, and many thanks to SimplyJenW for sending it.