1 Tasting Note


I didn’t find this tea to be that great. Bought it at the coop where I live, and I don’t think they do a very good job storing their teas. A lot of the leaves were broken up into little bits and the taste was washed out, maybe it was old? I’ll have to give it another go, and try some different temps and steep times.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec
Ben Youngbaer

Every coop i’ve ever been to stores their tea wrong. even if those glass jars are airtight and haven’t gotten water in them, the light will kill the flavor/color as fast as anything. Tea tins are the way to go. it may not be as nice for display purposes but it’s better for flavor. I bought a bai mu dan from the plainfield coop that was so dry/broken and almost flavorless i threw out the cup i was drinking along with the rest of the loose stuff i had purchased. it was really sad, i never do that. I buy my jasmines from the thai market, huge quantity for really quite cheap, i think the current tin i have is probably a dime or less per cup. really good stuff too. although if you’re looking for the best, jasmine pearls are pretty remarkable. i have some with rose hips in them…amazing. lauren brought them back from china.

Ross Rossano

yes! I recall sharing a cup of that jasmine tea with you, and having a much more enjoyable experience.

Ross Rossano

I guess that makes my rating more of the coop!

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