I thought this would be another good season spanner – and I haven’t had it in ages!!!!

I really like the mixture of vanilla and jasmine in this, but I had a bit of brain forgetfulness and blanked out that this has some green tea in it. I made it at 200 degrees and had a little bitterness. I also would have preferred it with a little sugar.

On my second steep, I added some Rosy Earl Grey which also has jasmine, and brewed it at 195 and was much happier :) More natural sweetness, and less bitterness. As a matter of fact, I think this might be a great way to change Rosy up a little! A pinch of Rosy and a pinch of Vanilla Jasmine will be a nice change of pace now and again!

P.S. I haven’t made a jasmine tea in so long. I hope not to repeat that mistake. I love jasmine tea and have MISSED it!!!! I have that swoony OMG THIS IS SO GOOD feeling when I taste it!! :)

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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