Jasmin Mandarin

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Chinese green tea based jasmine tea has a good balance of flavor and aroma.

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Sipdown no. 39 for the year 2014. Another sachet from the work stash.

Forgot the thermometer again! So I winged it on the water temp—let it cool for a couple of minutes before steeping.

I had a bit of a “doh” moment when I picked this tea today. I thought the word mandarin in the name meant it was flavored with both jasmine and mandarin orange, and I kept saying to myself—but I don’t smell orange? I don’t taste orange? So I did an internet search and all signs I could find pointed to this being a straight up jasmine green and that Mandarin presumably refers to the Chinese origin of the tea base.

Once I had a better understanding of what I was tasting, I could appreciate it for what it is. It seems like a really serviceable jasmine green tea. Having tasted the Kusmi Jasmine Green recently, I think these two teas are quite comparable. Both have a nice jasmine flavor, and with both, I don’t get a lot of green tea taste.

This one has a slight downward note in the finish that leans toward grassy and the jasmine doesn’t strike me as as rich and vibrant. Some of that could be simply because of the mode of preparation. But comparing the two I prefer the Kusmi.

This is a solid jasmine green though, and I wouldn’t turn it down. It’s just that, as with everything tea, I find myself having to make these fine distinctions to avoid having tea take over my house. I am going to bump the Kusmi a couple of points.

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That’s disappointing there is no mandarin. I think jasmine and mandarin would work well together in a tea.


Lupicia does have a jasmine + orange, as it turns out. It’s called Miss Jasmin #


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4825 tasting notes

My Lupicia Newsletter arrived today – yay!

This is really nice. A really nice balance of flavors – the jasmine is not too strong but it doesn’t get overwhelmed by the mandarin, the mandarin provides a nice contrast to the floral notes, and the green tea is fresh and light. A beautiful combination of tastes!

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321 tasting notes

Love this for the very fresh floral flavour. It’s the kind of jasmine tea served in good Chinese restaurants. Ideal for cleaning your palate before dim sum tasting!

Speaking of dim sum makes it crave for it right now…

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This came as part of the Lupicia newsletter in tea bag form, and I finally took it out for a taste.

This is a nice, well-balanced jasmine tea. Some great floral notes and aroma from the jasmine without being overpowering. The green tea base is smooth and provides a great base to the tea.

Also, I’d say that I’ve the pyramid teabags Lupicia provides are sooo convenient for the office. I’ve found that this type of tea tends to be very forgiving of water temperature to consistently create a nice cup of tea. I’d definitely recommend having this type of tea in the office especially if you have a hot water heater that doesn’t deliver the hottest water.

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559 tasting notes

First things first: the aroma. It smells like a flowery perfume I might wear. But the taste? Wow!

This tea is fantastic! It needs just a tiny bit of sweetener (hey, I have a very bitter intolerant, sugar loving tongue), but it’s delicious!

It reminds me of something I had in childhood, but I just can’t put my finger on it. Maybe that’s the mandarin notes coming through?

I could drink this every day. I’ve fallen in love. Time to try a lot more jasmine teas!

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122 tasting notes

Very basic jasmine tea. It’s like the ‘default’ version. The jasmine tea you get served in Chinese restaurants. It’s light and floral, fragrant and flavorful, but the brew doesn’t blow me away with awesome.

Of course, maybe the only reason I’m thinking of Chinese restaurants is because I’m using a metal teapot today that I found in the back of a cupboard at work.

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Another tea from the book and once again it’s one my mom picked out and one that I wouldn’t chose for myself…ever. As I sip on it now, I can confirm that this really isn’t for me. I get mandarin mostly in the scent of tea while jasmin takes over tastewise. It’s drinkable but not really memorable in any way. I have had better teas with these flavors and I have had worse. This is sort of just there. 295.

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612 tasting notes

I think I brewed this a bit to strong because I’m getting quite a jasmine bite! I cold steeped it overnight and may not have added enough water. Waiting for some ice to melt and dilute it a little. I can smell a little mandarin in it right before I sip, then the jasmine takes over, then the mandarin comes back on the end a bit. Sweetening it a little and waiting for the ice to melt makes this a much nicer cup. The jasmine isn’t biting as much and I taste the mandarin much sooner in the sip, but there is a little bite on the end. It is really nice and might be a good alternative price wise to the Mariage Freres version of this, but it is missing something that MF has that knocks it up another level. Could be the intensity of the flavors isn’t there in the same way.


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632 tasting notes

Yup. Your pretty average jasmine Green Tea. xD Nothing new here haha!

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271 tasting notes

Got this in this month’s Lupicia newsletter. It’s a pretty standard jasmine green tea. The jasmine aroma is nicely fragrant, though the tea itself is average and slightly bitter. Pretty similar to the tea you get at most Chinese restaurants in the U.S.

I’ve been working on finishing the teas I have, in preparation for moving next month. The mornings have been cooler and grayer of late, which is starting to make all the roasty black and oolong teas seem much more appealing.

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