46 Tasting Notes
I usually dislike jasmine teas, as the jasmine flavor always over-powers any other flavor. This tea, on the other hand, has just a hint of jasmine. It is incredibly smooth, which is a quality I really enjoy in white teas. The liquor of the first steep is quite pretty – almost a rose gold color. The first and second steeps taste very similar, then the third and fourth bring out more jasmine flavor and a lighter liquor.
I got this tea as part of Verdant’s 5 teas for $5 an embarrassingly long time ago, and I’m just now drinking it. Wishing it were still available, but if I know Verdant, there’s another one I’ll love just as much or more.
I picked this up a couple years ago and it unfortunately landed itself in the back of my tea cupboard. Today I finally dug it out and decided to try it. This is an amazing spring tea – very floral and fruity and just reminds me of sunshine. There’s a few grassy notes as well, which is a huge reason I love oolongs.
I brewed this western style because I haven’t perfected my gong fu technique yet.
Edited to add: This tea keeps going and going. I got 6 infusions out of the first scoop of leaves! I haven’t gotten as many out of the second scoop because I left the leaves for a couple days before continuing the infusions.