I got this one from my Secret Santa Ross Duff. Thanks, Santa!

I was in the mood for more tea this afternoon and decided on this one. Perhaps it was not a good idea to choose another jasminey one because I love Rosy Earl Grey so much. This is pretty meh in comparison. I am not crazy about green tea, and this jasmine is not assertive enough to cover the vegetal, astringent taste of the green tea. Yet, the jasmine itself has a bit of an off taste to me too. Almost like a slight taste of nail polish remover?

It’s not so distasteful that I won’t finish my cup, and I may even try another steep, but I am glad that I only have this one silken sachet.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes


Collingswood, NJ



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