Garden Party

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea, Jasmine, Yunnan Black Tea
Flavors
Jasmine, Smooth, Sweet
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “Hooray, my new Finum filter baskets came today! I left my other one at my mom's house like a moron... I got the two-pack this time, and it comes with one green and one blue. I expected the green...” Read full tasting note
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    CameronB 544 tasting notes
  • “Okay, this doesn't count against me for my July hiatus since my mother bought it. :) This is very nice. Scent is very jasmine but a sweet jasmine, if that makes any sense. Sometimes the jasmine...” Read full tasting note
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    nburriss 523 tasting notes

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With its hint of flowery notes, this tea balances Yunnan’s malty character with the floral overtones of jasmine and Ceylon.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of your day and transport yourself to a place of serenity by making a pot of our Garden Party Tea. This beautiful blend features a full-bodied palate with a floral finish, and its natural sweetness carries the air of the grace you’d find in any garden party, creating a blooming atmosphere wherever you go.

Our Yunnan black tea is combined with a hint of the heady scent of jasmine – a historical specialty of the northern Fujian province since the Ming Dynasty. Here, the base tea is made from fresh leaves plucked during the spring season. After this has been done, it is kept in cool storage until the arrival of jasmine flowers in the summertime, used to scent the most delicate of teas.

Yunnan Black Teas are lush, thirst-quenching treats. Known to locals as dayeh, the leaves are a golden colour before and after brewing. As these teas are made from old-growth trees instead of bushes and are left to grow naturally in the jungle and forests, the leaves are generally large and intact even after being infused, creating a creamy and malty tea with almost no bite.

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Hooray, my new Finum filter baskets came today! I left my other one at my mom’s house like a moron… I got the two-pack this time, and it comes with one green and one blue. I expected the green one to be the same as the one I originally had, which was opaque and a dark forest green color. To my surprise, this one is different! It’s a lovely jewel-tone turquoise and it’s slightly translucent, which makes it all the more beautiful. What a lovely surprise. :) And the blue one is very pretty too! Sorry, clearly I’m easy to please.

This is another tea from Nicole. It’s a black tea blend with jasmine. Now I’m not normally big on floral teas, but I do enjoy a jasmine tea every once in a while. The leaves of this tea are short and dark, and there are a couple of jasmine petals in mine. Surprisingly, the jasmine scent is not super strong, but it is quite sweet. I steeped mine for 3 minutes at 200 degrees.

The brewed aroma is much stronger in the jasmine department, and still quite sweet. Now, I was an airhead and added sugar to this for some reason… I’m not sure whether I was thinking “flavored tea” or what, but it was definitely unnecessary. The jasmine flavor isn’t too strong, which I appreciate. It also doesn’t taste like perfume, it tastes like fresh flowers! I don’t really get much black tea flavor out of this, but honestly I’m okay with that. It just provides a nice mellow base for the jasmine to play upon, and the two meld together well.

Off-topic! The taste of this tea with the sugar in it makes me wonder if there is such a thing as jasmine candies. If not, I think it could be a tasty idea! :)

Flavors: Jasmine, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Rosehips

I think there are jasmine candies. I know violet and rose candies exist, and jasmine seems a logical next step (though now I cant remember if I’ve actually seen these, or am just imagining.)

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Okay, this doesn’t count against me for my July hiatus since my mother bought it. :)

This is very nice. Scent is very jasmine but a sweet jasmine, if that makes any sense. Sometimes the jasmine scent in tea is a sharp floral, but this one is not. If I were to guess at why I’d say that the Yunnan part of the base is softening it. There is mild malt in the background but it all melds very nicely together. Not in the least bit astringent or bitter, though I did watch the time pretty closely because of the presence of the Ceylon.

This will be a pleasant tin to get through.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Cameron B.

Sounds good, but my goodness their tea is expensive! :(

Nicole

It does take a big gulp to buy from them. Per ounce (at least for the ones we got) it isn’t any more expensive than say Butiki but they only offer the 3.5 oz tin option. I wish they’d offer tinless refills and smaller amounts.

Unfortunately Mom & I got hooked on their Eros blend when having tea at Disneyworld a few years ago. So when we are out of that, we try to find other things to try as well. Maybe 1 order per year or so. :) And let me know when you are down on your samples, I’d be happy to share some of their teas. :)

Cameron B.

Lol, I don’t need more tea you crazy! :P

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