Jasmine Tea Bag Organic Fair Trade Green Tea Blend

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Organic Jasmine Green Tea
Flavors
Jasmine
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
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Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 g 9 oz / 266 ml

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  • “I usually like Rishi Teas, in fact, I love their Matcha and quality of teas, but their version of Jasmine is a little too heavy on Jasmine, not enough green tea...there is an imbalance. I am a...” Read full tasting note
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    MacchaMan 54 tasting notes
  • “This is a funny case--the opposite of Pukka--where sachets are being identified on the box as "tea bags". In fact, I almost passed on this box, until I saw the image of the pyramid sachet on the...” Read full tasting note
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    Shera Pop 1098 tasting notes
  • “Having grown up with loose tea, I usually don't use tea bags. I buy drinks from time to time, especially at airports -- usually jasmine tea. Rishi's jasmine tea bags are the best to me -- the...” Read full tasting note
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    Xiaofeng 1 tasting notes

From Rishi Tea

Organic green tea is blended with fresh jasmine blossoms, using a traditional tea-scenting process. The green tea absorbs the natural essence from fresh jasmine blossoms and imparts a sweet and soothing fragrance in every cup.

Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Certified™ green tea, organic jasmine flowers.

This tea originates in Hubei, China.

About Rishi Tea View company

The majority of our teas are organic and Fair Trade Certified. In 2009, we won 11 First Place Awards for Best Tea, almost double that of any competitor. Tea is our passion, it’s what we do best. We’re honored to share some of our favorite teas with you.

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I usually like Rishi Teas, in fact, I love their Matcha and quality of teas, but their version of Jasmine is a little too heavy on Jasmine, not enough green tea…there is an imbalance.

I am a Jasmine tea lover but this is a little too strong. I like to keep the tea bag in the whole duration of drinking because I like strong tea, but the Jasmine is overpowering.

You can tell this tea is still a good quality tea, but imbalance in taste.

Would I buy again?…probably not.

Again, good quality, but needs to have better blending.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This is a funny case—the opposite of Pukka—where sachets are being identified on the box as “tea bags”. In fact, I almost passed on this box, until I saw the image of the pyramid sachet on the side, along with a little blurb, “Introducing our Novel Knit Tea Bag”. Now I’m wondering whether this whole series of sachets is new to Rishi.

The material used for this jasmine green (which, to be honest, reminds me a lot of Sunflower Jasmine Tea!) has much coarser openings than the one they use for the Matcha Super Green. No doubt that is because of the size of matcha particles. Or is it? Now I’m wondering: why not use the smaller-pored material for all of their sachets?

This tea is heavily scented with jasmine. On the box, it is suggested that the tea has been infused nine, count ‘em nine, times with jasmine petals collected at night. I say “suggested”, because here’s how the text reads:

The sweet fragrance of jasmine tea can only be created in the traditional way, involving nine stages of scenting to deeply infuse the tea leaves with the aroma of fresh jasmine.

Is the claim here that any company which does not put its tea leaves through nine jasmine mating sessions is not producing true jasmine tea? Not sure, but I believe that a number of them talk about five or six jasmine-scenting sessions.

All of that aside, I ended up enjoying the second infusion more than the first. The liquor was pale gold and the flavor very jasminy in both cases. There is a touch of nice green tea texture here, but no more than I found in the Sunflower Asian market budget brand, so I probably won’t buy these sachets again. Of course, it’s worth noting that this tea is organic and fair trade certified, unlike the mass-produced and budget-priced Sunflower Jasmine Tea.

On the other hand, I do prefer the attractive Sunflower tin to the clunky Rishi box! The individual envelopes are expansive enough to hold four sachets each! I’ve been noticing that a lot of upper-middle-class (sold at Whole Foods) brands use disproportionately large packaging—usually boxes—which frankly is a big fat waste of dead trees. It’s supposed to convey a feeling of spaciousness and luxury, like going to a museum, I guess. In reality, it calls to my mind forests razed to the ground. But that’s another story…

It will be interesting to see how these sachets compare with the loose leaf jasmine green from Rishi, which looks to be the same tea, but one never knows!!!!!

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 9 OZ / 266 ML

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Having grown up with loose tea, I usually don’t use tea bags. I buy drinks from time to time, especially at airports — usually jasmine tea. Rishi’s jasmine tea bags are the best to me — the taste is the most balanced and refreshing.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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