A pungent green tea, but the jasmine twist is lacking. I can still taste the jasmine, but it’s over-powered by the green tea.
However, I enjoy green tea, and when it’s strong I like it best. So, I really like this tea despite its flaws. There could be a better balance between the ingredients, but for a bagged tea it’s still surprisingly good.
As for the scent, the aroma is sharp. I can smell the green tea and the jasmine, but the jasmine doesn’t have a light, flowery scent. The aroma’s much like the taste.
I’ve had smooth, wonderful, loose jasmine green tea before. In those teas, the jasmine taste seemed distinct from the green tea. It was like a layer cake in tea form, with jasmine as the icing and green tea as the cake. This tea doesn’t reach those echelons. But for a nice cup of green tea which will satisfy, Bigelow’s Jasmine Green works.