very tasty for the 1st steep. outshone the pearls, actually. but no more taste by the 2nd…and i do love to resteep my teas. BUT if you want a really strong jasmine…this is a one steep goodie :)
Appearance: bicolor, dark, light green Mild curl to leaf
Aroma when Dry: salty jasmine
After water is first poured: deserty jasmine floral
At end of steep: soapy, floral
At end of steep: faint green
Staple? Type yes, won’t buy brand again
Preferred time of day: any
At first?: soap, followed by jasmine notes
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? yes, floral soap presence in the palate
Short review on this one
They certainly smell the part, but the taste is like a poor clone of my treasured Phoenix Jasmine Pearls. A washed out, shallow flavor. It’s still easy to drink but I miss th depth I normally get with jasmine green teas.
My last swap sample from Lariel. Thanks again :-)
I’m glad to try this one. This was good for the first steeping but didn’t hold up for multiple steepings. I’m not super familiar with Jasmine teas and I would like to try more. It was not too perfumey like some of the other less expensive teas I’ve tried.
I had this at Madhatter’s Teahouse while on vacation in San Antonio. I’ve always been intrigued by jasmine tea but wasn’t sure if liking the smell would translate into liking the taste. I really liked this tea and somehow, 3 oz ended up following me home to Chicago. Adding artificial sweetener made it taste weird though.
I assume a teahouse would know how to properly brew teas and they brought me a little timer but it may have gotten too hot as it was in cast iron and we were sitting in the (yay!) sun. That may have been why it started tasting weird.
Jasmine Jazz is one of the nicest cups I’ve ever had. The green base is medium bodied and the jasmine is beautiful. One of the most expensive in the Republic of Tea’s catalog, this tea has a deeply satisfying taste and a vibrant energy. My troubles vanish.