Um….yeah…Apparently my water was too hot and the flower BLEW UP! ZOINKS! I have never seen anything quite like it! LOL
Smells like Jasmine and tastes like Rose.
Has a semi-bitter aftertaste tho.
“Um....yeah...Apparently my water was too hot and the flower BLEW UP! ZOINKS! I have never seen anything quite like it! LOL Smells like Jasmine and tastes like Rose. Has a semi-bitter...” Read full tasting note
“It still bothers me there are no real brewing instructions on these teas. H2O + pod = tea are not real steeping instruction in any language. I continue to experiment one 36oz pot at a time. This is...” Read full tasting note
“Can you tell I'm ready for spring? :-) Jasmine green, light floral scent, light and lovely on the eyes. I think this one is especially pretty.” Read full tasting note
“So delicious. If left to steep long enough, the bitter afternote isn't as strong, in my opinion, and it's just thoroughly pleasing. The little bits of tea leaves that break off the main pod during...” Read full tasting note
Chrysanthemum Flower : Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramartu Neutralizes toxins, nourishes skin, slowing aging process, Relieves body heat, brightens eyes and cleansing the liver.
Pot Marigold : Calendula officinalis, Brightens eyes, enhances liver function and stomach, reduces inflammation, relieves body heat, reduces eye strain.
Big Marigold : Tagetes erecta L. Brightens eyes, caring for liver and stomach, reduces inflammation, relieves body heat, reduces eye strain.
Rose : Rosa rugosa Thunberg, Improves blood circulation, helps regulate menstruation, moistures skin, believed to slow aging process, soothes liver and stomach.
Globe amaranth Flower : Globe amaranth Nourishes skin, helps regulate menstruation, soothes asthma and reduces phlegm. believed to help reduce blood pressure., contains vitamin C,E.
Aristolochia debilis Si : Aristolochia debilis Si Improves skin tone and appearance, believed to help reduce blood pressure, may help with weight loss, improves immunity, slows cell aging.
Tropaeolum : Tropaeolum majus, Help cure respiratory infections, reduces inflammations of mouth and throat infections.
Carnation : Dianthus caryophyllus, Improves skin tone and appearance, brightens eyes, soothes nerves and promotes calming, helps to relieve headache and toothache.
Green Tea : Contains antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, reduces oxidative damage that slows cancer cells, quickens metabolism, prevents heart disease.
Jasmine : Helps with bad breath, freshens oral pallet, clears throat passage.
Jasmine Flower : Jasminum Sambac Brightens eyes, nourishes and moistens skin, improves skin tone, improves sleep, soothing to the stomach.
Lily : Lilium lancifolium THUNBERG Moistens lung and calms cough, soothes nerves and promotes a calming sense.
Calendula officinalis : Contains antiviral properties, helps with breast feeding, fights ulcerative colitis, helps with topical healing.
Lotus : Lotus is known for relaxation and stress relief.
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It still bothers me there are no real brewing instructions on these teas. H2O + pod = tea are not real steeping instruction in any language. I continue to experiment one 36oz pot at a time. This is a green tea so boiling water should probably not be used. The however is, the first blooming green I tried was very slow to open. So boiling water it is. Didn’t make the tea the least bit bitter IMO. The pod bloomed beautifully. I haven’t had any problems with the pod coming apart. Not sure why others would have problems. The display is so pretty I almost hate to pour it… almost.
This is another very mild Jasmine. It is the predominate flavor but not overwhelmingly so. It blends well with the green tea. I can’t tell that the flowers are adding anything to the flavor of the cup. If they do it is very subtle. Very pale amber brew with a natural sweetness. Honestly I can’t tell the difference between this and the lovers leap I brewed a couple days ago. That’s ok with me because I like it.
The second pot I steeped long and strong on purpose. I was curious to see what would happen. The brew, of course, was much darker. The scent of jasmine was present wafting off the cup. Still no hint of bitterness. Interestingly, the flavor of jasmine seems to have moved to the background and I get just a hint of the flowers now (that could be my imagination). I am also noticing a dryness in my mouth. I prefer the way I steeped the first pot.
I am always leery when someone who does not like Earl Grey recommends an EG to me. So let me make clear, I do not normally like jasmine tea, but I am enjoying these blooming teas by Primula.
So delicious. If left to steep long enough, the bitter afternote isn’t as strong, in my opinion, and it’s just thoroughly pleasing. The little bits of tea leaves that break off the main pod during brewing are my absolute favorite part – they’re so sweet and robust. Delicious!!