Silver Jasmine Green Tea (Mo Li Yin Hao)

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea, Jasmine Flowers
Flavors
Jasmine
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec 3 g 10 oz / 302 ml

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From Teavivre

Origin: Fuding, Fujian, China

Ingredients: Premium green tea processed with jasmine flowers

Harvest time: April, 2013

Taste: Subtle taste with scent and flavour of jasmine flowers

Brew: 1-2 teaspoons for 8oz of water. Brew at 194 ºF (90 ºC) for 1 to 2 minutes (exact time depends on your taste – a longer time will give the tea a stronger taste and color)

Health Benefits: As Jasmine green tea is simply premium green tea that is scented with jasmine during processing; it provides all the same great health benefits of Green teas. However, it is also widely believed that the jasmine flowers themselves add some additional benefits, helping reduce depression and also helping with natural detoxification of the body.

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I’ve no business adding any more Yin Hao to my cupboard, as I have an ample supply of Tazo’s. Nonetheless, I am taking up this sample from Teavivre today to determine whether it’s really possible to have too much jasmine scented tea!

This variety appears to use a higher quality green tea base, hence the silver leaves interspersed with the other dark green spindly ones. I am assuming that those are not jasmine flowers but tea leaves, though I could be wrong.

The liquor brews up pale green, becoming more golden as it sits a bit, and the flavor is quite rich in jasmine. The texture is also good, but I’m not sure that, all things considered, I’d buy this one before the jasmine dragon pearls, which also offer a beautiful unveiling ceremony!

For a simpler, more puritanical jasmine green, this one is certainly good.

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Happy third anniversary Teavivre! You are the standard by which I measure all other teas and all other tea companies.

Shortly after discovering Steepster this brand new company offered to send me samples.One of those was Premium Jasmine Dragon Pearls. Until tasting that tea I never liked jasmine but I loved, no, LOVED dragon pearls. Later I got to try Jasmine Silver Needle White. I was equally blown away. Superfine Jasmine Downy Dragon Pearls continued the awesome trend – though for my tastes I actually still prefer the Premium version.

So a while back I ordered the Silver Jasmine green tea. I just got around to opening it yesterday. For the first cup I followed directions and used a lot more leaf than I normally would and steeped for 1 1/2 minutes. It was better than most non-Teavivre jasmine I have had but didn’t quite speak to me. It was a little too intense in floral notes though still natural tasting. Definitely not that fake jasmine perfume that lesser teas taste like. My other thought was it tasted, at first, like a jasmine blooming tea. That taste always makes me think globe amaranth. As the cup cooled or possibly as I got used to it that passed and it smoothed out. It was ok but I was pretty sure it could do better.

So today I followed my own rules by using my normal leaf amount of 1 rounded tsp (half what I used previously) and cut the steep to 1 minute. Now this I like. The jasmine is the main taste element but it doesn’t overwhelm my senses and it doesn’t drift into globe amaranth. Another thing I noticed was how the leaf made my fingers smell of grape Kool-Aid. Seriously, who doesn’t love the smell of grape Kool-Aid? And yes, I can’t help but play with my leaf. It is a very lovely less complex cup for simple enjoyment. I can see this being wonderful with a meal or snack.

Next time I plan to kick it back up to 1 1/2 minutes but keep the reduced leaf amount to see if I can pull a little more depth out of this everyday tea. Looking forward to many good cups out of this. Recommended but you may need to tinker with steeping parameters.

Yes, I saw the premium dragon pearls are going on sell and yes, I hope to have a large bag join me soon.

TheTeaFairy

Yes, I agree, Teavivre is pretty high on my list too.

And I love this tea, I do steep it 1.5 minutes and it’s just perfect to me.

boychik

1min for me. resteeps are even shorter.

K S

Just got an email informing me I have exceeded my data usage for the month. Looks like I am going off the grid until August 1. That may put a serious crimp in my plans to grab premium dragon pearls. Extra glad I have this one for backup.

ashmanra

I like Premium Jasmine better than Superfine Downy, though both are awesome. This one that you reviewed is one I make when we are serving tea with Asian food. By itself I don’t like it as much as JDP, but with food I can hardly tell a difference so it is an economical choice.

K S

I bought this one on sale last black Friday, so it is an extra economical version!

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194 tasting notes

There is a nice balance between the jasmine and green tea flavors in this, but there is also something else going on. Not exactly a buttery undertone – but something along those lines? I can’t quite put my finger on it. Anyway, this is fine, but I think I still prefer Teavivre’s white jasmine tea to this.

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Often when I have Jasmine tea, usually from a restaurant, it comes out like I’m drinking hot perfume. With this tea though, the aroma dances in light steps in my mouth, like an expert ballerina. I have also shared the tea with others and they say it does taste like perfume, but they say it with a surprised glee on their face.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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31 tasting notes

I generally turn up my nose at the bitter and nondescript jasmine tea served at Chinese restaurants, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this tea. I opened the pouch and was immediately greeted by the potent perfume of sweet jasmine blossoms. The floral scent is no less striking when steeping and drinking the tea. The jasmine flavour does not overwhelm the palate, not even after a few cups. The tea is neither bitter nor astringent, but sweetly perfumed. It is truly a bouquet in a cup. The second steeping is lighter, but still decidedly jasmine. This is the finest jasmine tea I have ever tried.

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373 tasting notes

Finishing this sample off, and I think this is actually my first Note on it. I’ve been neglectful.

This was my free sample with order. I’m not usually big on jasmine, but I’ve actually been enjoying this one. It’s not as strong and floral. The jasmine scent is pleasant, there but not overpowering, the green tea light and savoury, and mixes well with the floral.

I’d probably keep some of this on-hand for those days that I’m in the mood for something floral, since I already know I like it.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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