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80
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
58 tasting notes

This is my new go-to morning tea. It gets really bitter if I oversteep it, but the jasmine smell is always perfect. I just realized that Steepster seems to allow some text formatting, so I’m going to use this post to test it out.

So far, I know putting an asterisk before and after a word makes it bold

Update: not sure of what allowed text formatting there is besides bold and italics aside from hack-y html injections that messed stuff up!

Flavors: Jasmine, Tea

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Courtney

There’s a page here: http://steepster.com/discuss/1894-how-to-use-text-formatting-symbols-formatting-can-be-fun — but I’m not sure how updated it is. :)

Madeline

I haven’t gotten those to work, but it’s interesting that they used to! I bet steepster changed how it’s formatted

Courtney

That’s weird! I’ve been using the italics and bold without any issues. How bizarre! But I’ll have to look into the ones you have here too. :)

Madeline

oh yeah, italics and bold work for me too! I meant the other ones but didn’t clarify

Cameron B.

As far as the html stuff, that’s not really “allowing text formatting” as much as not protecting against html injection, and seems like more of a security misstep.

Madeline

Yes lol agreed, couldn’t figure out the allowed text formatting beyond italics and bold so moved on to more visually satisfying methods

Cameron B.

The ❤ also works if you enter a standard heart emoji. :)

gmathis

Good to know—I know where to find this locally!

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80
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
58 tasting notes

Picked this up on a trip to the Korean grocery store. I spent way too much money (on mostly random snacks and desserts, but I have no regrets!) I got a cute little tea pot and tea cup set too. Anyway!
This tea has the perfect jasmine aroma. The green tea is fine, a lot more bitter than the pearls I’ve had but good nonetheless! Goes very nicely with the smell of the jasmine. I’m happy to have found a cheaper jasmine tea I can have on a daily basis! :D

Flavors: Bitter, Jasmine, Tea

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Cameron B.

That always happens to me at the local Asian grocery… All the snacks! XD

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74
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
87 tasting notes

This was probably one of the first teas I ever drank, I remember heading to London’s Chinatown with my parents to pick up a box when I was just a kid. Good memories.

I brewed it in a teapot, as we always have. Just 1 heaped teaspoon and enough water to fill the pot. At 3 minutes, it was a very aromatic light gold colour. No hint of bitterness and a gentle grassiness from the green tea.

At 5 minutes, it was a fair bit darker and had a noticeable body. I could also detect bitter notes starting to overpower the jasmine.

At 9 minutes the leaves were completely unfurled, the liqueur a rich amber colour and it was incredibly drying and noticeably bitter. Still drinkable, but only with food.

Sunflower jasmine tea is still one of my top picks for a palate cleansing tea.

The aroma has more jasmine than the flavour, and I also found the green tea leaves to have a woodsy/smoky smell when dry.

I wrote an article about my experience with this tea here (with lots of pictures of the tea in action), if you’re interested! https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/sunflower-jasmine-tea-review/

Flavors: Bitter, Drying, Jasmine, Wood

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML
gmathis

Loved your review photos. This tea can actually be found inexpensively in humble little corners of Southwest Missouri!

Izzy

:D thank you! That’s lucky for you then :) travelling into central London for a small box of this tea is not a cheap journey. Worth it though, in my opinion.

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100
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
14 tasting notes

As a Vietnamese person, I basically grew up drinking this stuff, so it’s also one of my first loose leaf teas! Although I consider it to be quite basic now, this tea is a kind of tea that gives me that “home” kind of feeling.

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95
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
4 tasting notes

This was one of my first loose leaf teas and completely blew me away with strong floral taste. This is a beautiful tea to have early in the morning.

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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78
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
239 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking through my lower end stuff to decide what to trade/give away and what to keep, in case you haven’t noticed from my recent reviews.

I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I’ve had a couple of mid-level jasmines by now, and I was always put off by how strong the jasmine was. Though the scent of the dry leaves is definitely strong, what comes out in the brew is much more subtle.

I don’t have a lot of experience with Chinese greens, so I’m not sure of the differences in flavor profiles yet for a good green and a bad one. This was…okay. It was a little astringent with some bitterness, which I don’t think was as a result of my brewing, but I suppose it’s possible. Mostly it was a very mild…tea flavor. Like I said, not much to write home about when it comes to the base.

All in all, it was still a pleasant surprise for how cheap this tea is. Though I probably won’t be keeping it, it was sill a pleasant experience.

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
13 tasting notes

Me gusta sí, pero lo preparo muy ligerito.

Flavors: Jasmine

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35 tasting notes

The something of which I drink to with the most is sunflowers. Jasmine tea. It’s good to the last flowery jasmine tea drop,

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68
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
1737 tasting notes

I picked up a 120 gram tin of Sunflower Jasmine Tea today at the local Korean-run Asian market. I had heard about this brand before, and curiosity kicked in. My understanding is that this tea is a household name in China—as common as Lipton in the states. The tin was incredibly economical at ~$3, so what did I have to lose?

Answer: Nothing! I was surprised by the instructions to steep 3 grams per cup for 5 minutes and using boiling water. That sounded awfully harsh to me—guaranteed to ruin just about any green tea, so I used 76C water and steeped for about three minutes.

The result was pretty good. If I were to factor in the price, I’d have to say that this may be one of the best tea bargains around. There is a flatness to the green tea base—it lacks the sumptuous texture of better green jasmines, and especially good jasmine dragon pearls. Still, it points vaguely in that direction and is perfectly potable with a nice taste and light aroma of jasmine.

The second infusion was better than the first, and I noticed that after the first infusion, the leaves were still constricted—barely hydrated. Maybe that’s why the company calls for a five-minute steep. If the leaves are super dried out (perhaps from age?) then it may take some time to revive them again, which would explain also why my second steep was better than the first.

A propos of age: the tin states that the expiry date is on the bottom of the tin. Nothing is written there, so it’s anyone’s guess how old this tea is. A year? Two years? Five years? Hard to say. It might be possible to find out by emailing the company, but I honestly do not see anything like a lot number anywhere here. Or is the lot number 1030? No, that looks more like the number of the tea, since it is painted with the same red color as “Sunflower”. Not sure.

This is not a great green jasmine tea, but it is a good one—nowhere near the land of Lipton and Salada! I intend to do steep-offs between Sunflower and all of the other jasmine greens I come across, just to see how they measure up. Most of them cost two, three, four, and some even five times what this does. We shall see whether they are really two, three, four or five times better!

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Marzipan

Almost worth it for the tin!

sherapop

Marzipan, the tin is really nice, and well worth $3! ;-)

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79
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
2 tasting notes

Jasmine Tea by Sunflower is the same as Jasmine Tea by Fujian Tea. It is an inexpensive loose leaf green tea scented with jasmine fragrance. Do not follow the packaged insert (pour boiling water for 5 minutes) with this or any green or white tea, as your tea will get bitter (boiling water on greens or white makes the tea release tannins).
Steep it at 175F/79C for 60 to 90 seconds, not longer than 2 minutes. I like 3 grams in 150 to 200ml (about 5 oz to 6.5 oz). You can get a second steep that will taste milder (and better in my opinion). As with any subsequent steep, it will have much less caffeine, but still some antioxidants. I know some people who prefer to discard the first steep, but I drink it.
It’s a good starter tea, for daily consumption, but nothing fancy.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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82
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
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drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
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Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
1113 tasting notes

Working my way through some swap samples today. I don’t even remember who sent me this one, LOL! Happy Monday everyone. Back at work, boo.

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76
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
1113 tasting notes

I can’t remember who sent me this sample in a swap, but thanks whoever it was!!!

It was maybe a month ago and I lost it but just found it again today :)

This is your basic chinese restaurant jasmine tea. Decent, very drinkable, but I have jasmine pearls I enjoy more. If it is really as inexpensive as everyone says, I may have to buy a tin for iced tea making! I’ve actually seen this at my local Asian market so that would be nice and convenient, too.

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51
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
24 tasting notes

My Dad bought me this tea when he(Santa) bought me my first tea pot. I was six years old :), I still have that tea pot…. I enjoy this brand more than I did as a kid, I thought it was really unbearably bitter back then. I prefer it iced and lightly sweetened, nowadays.

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2
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
1 tasting notes

I bought 3 lbs to get the free shipping from Amazon. Mine has NO Jasmine taste or smell and almost tastes like you’re drinking tobacco. Is there anything I can put in it to get rid of the harsh, bitter taste

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100
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
8 tasting notes

My personal favourite tea :) Brings me good memories!

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C

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85

I drank this at my girlfriend’s. It was one of the bests teas I’ve ever tasted. It was the first tea that I could actually drink without any sugar and still enjoy it. Yes, don’t blame me, I’m learning how to taste a good tea! It’s really good in the morning and after lunch. I’m looking forward buying it and trying iced too!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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71
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
34 tasting notes

Reading some of the other tasting notes for this tea, it’s funny to see how often this was one of the first loose leaf teas people tried….it was one of mine too ;) I got this from our international grocery store back when I didn’t know anything at all about loose tea. By now my stash of this tea is a couple years old (I know…I should have drank this a long time ago), but the taste has held up pretty well. I decided to make a tasting note now after all this time after “rediscovering” this in my stash…apparently I used waaaaay too much leaf and water that was too hot the first time around. It’s like a different tea – and a lesson to pay closer attention to steeping conditions :P

The jasmine flavor/aroma is really strong and tasty without being too “flowery,” and it has enough body that I like it as an after-lunch tea. I should try this iced.

teawing

Not the first for me, a friend gave me some Market Spice Tea from Seattle.
This was my second though… :)
You sum this one up well!

Meeka

It’s always nice when “first” teas don’t (for lack of a better word) suck :)

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100
drank Jasmine Tea by Sunflower
3 tasting notes

I drink this stuff so much it’s insane
I haven’t really tried a huge variety of teas, but I’ve been drinking this stuff for years

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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