113 Tasting Notes
Jasmine pearls from jing was one off the first things that i ever ordered and its still one off my favorite’s where i’m going back to so every now and then!
The dry pearls are almost perfectly round little balls and smell strongly after jasmine! The smell off the flowers is a bit overwhelming when u open the ziplock bag. Once you brew this tea with the instructions that come with it, you get a light green looking infusion.
Upon tasting this tea u get a strong jasmine flavor, not like the jasmine silver needles where the taste is more soft and a byproduct off the tea. Here its the main flavor u get in your cup, love it or hate it… i love it! U can get atleast 3 good infusions from one teaspoon off tiny green balls!
A classic tea that u would want to keep in your cupboard anytime off the year! U cannot compare this to anything u get in the supermarket with jasmine flavors!
after writing this i’m gonna brew me a second cup its just sad sitting here infront off the tv with a empty cup :)
second cup is tasting even better, or perhaps is that because i let it steep for 5min. I’m tasting more pepper and sweeter notes in it now, perhaps thats the cocoa and coconut? i’m not sure about it but its a wonderful tea
even a third cup holds on pretty well but its more sweet and only very mild in spice :)
my third and last sample from zen tea and i’m at this point really thinking off placing an order on there shop!
Upon opening the small sample i notice loads off ingredients! The smell is wonderfull, strong mix off spicy flavors getting into my nose! (Even my dad standing a few meters away from me could smell the spices!)
Did my first cup a teaspoon full of tea and brewed it for 3min. I know the website advises to brew it indian style with milk, but i usually don’t like my tea’s milky so there we go the normal tea way :)
The first brew gives a very dark brown colored tea, it looks tasty but waiting to let it cool down a bit is just annoying because it smells great…
my first sips while its still hot hot taste a bit earthy and spicy at once, tought that the spices where going to undo the flavor off the tea but on first sight (or taste) its not the case. I’m not sure if i’m able to taste the coconut in this chai but i don’t mind there are so many spicy flavors going on that i’m enjoying my cup :) When its cooled down a bit the earthy flavors get more spicy and thats a good thing because i like drinking this when its starting to freeze outside. Will sure be trying out more chai’s because i didn’t had many off them before and i’m enjoying the complex tastes it has to offer :)
edit: forgot to mention i love the fact that everything in it is organic!
Where do we start… lets see i did order this tea a while ago just because i liked the name Phoenix Honey Orchid, it sounded wonderful but does it keep up to its keep up in taste?
I had a pretty hard time figuring out the amount off leaf i needed to use, first 3 times i tryed to brew i had not enough leaf, then to many. I almost gave up in trying to figure it out. Needles to say the taste with not enough leaf was a let down, and when i had to many well it was not really bitter but it tasted not like i expected or hoped it to taste.
Now that i got it right for my taste buds i’m kind off surprised! It tastes very bright and fruity, maybe citrus or light tropical fruit. I’m not pretty sure about what i’m tasting but i’m loving it. This tea grows on me, i had alot off trouble figuring out what and how, maybe i got it wrong in the first place because the leafs are so long and tippy that it looks like u got to many leafs in there, the pot is pretty filled with dry leafs now :) it looks funny because most off the time i drink rolled up tea’s or small black’s :)
back to the brewing i’m on my 4th cup now, still getting a very very nice flavour from these leafs, its almost feeling like a waste that i wasted allot off this expensive tea with just trying and trying… but it feels good to finally have it the way i like and love it!
o and the collor is bright golden orange, it looks amazing in my glass teacup!
My second sample from zentea, yes there is one more i need to review but i need to make time for it!
I once had a genmaicha before from an other company, but never one that had matcha powder added to the mix! Needles to say i’m very curious how it turns out…
When i did open my sample the first thing i notice is that there is alot off rice in this genmaicha, more then my previous genmaicha experience. The senscha looks small but overal with the nice dark green powder over it it looks good for me :)
In my opinion the smell of dry leaf and rice is a bit like popcorn, wish i don’t think is a bad thing!
Did my brewing for 1m30sec like recommended with 70°C water and the brew turns out to be dark green almost fluomarker, so far with the smells and looks off the dry tea time to taste!
Because i never had matcha before i have no clue how it has to taste, but my first sip from the cup tastes sweet, almost like i put a bit off sugar in it but that was not the case because i like my tea’s unsweetend. It tastes like a good bright green tea, with the smell of popcorn! I like this one, tough i’m curious how the tastes holds on when i brew my second and maybe third cup, because i’m thinking that the matcha powder will be almost fully in the first cup…
edit: the second cup tastes alot more like a regular genmaicha, i can still taste a bit off the sweeter matcha but way less now… still the tastes holds on very well!
I bought this tea a few weeks ago when it was on sale because my local grocerystore is selling out tea’s to make shelve space. Had alot of bagged twinnings over the years but never loose leafe from them. Because i usualy drink high quality jasmine pearls i was curious about the taste off this one.
Upon opening the package the loose leaves look pretty good, they don’t smell alot tough u can smell the jasmine. Brewed them for about 2m30sec with 80c water like i do most off my greens.
When the tea cooled down a bit i started tasting and i was a bit dissapointed in my opinion it can’t come close to jasmine pearls but for being a supermarket tea and the very cheap price it was sold to me i cannot complain!
I would probably not buy it again tough, because i’m more into high grade organic’s but for a quick jasmine cup its pretty good, but then again if i want a quick tea when i have not enough time to brew loose leave i buy bagged tea :)
I’m happy i tryed this one out so i know the difference between supermarket loose and organic loose leave tea’s! :)
edit: i forgot to mention i realy like the style off tin where its put in, gonna reuse that one later on!
in my quest off finding a tea to drink before going to bed i usualy drank twinnings chamomile teabag, but when i start drinking loose leave tea’s and herbals i just had to try this organic chamomile flowers. The smell off the herbs is absolutly intense and brew a bright golden color! Usualy 3min is a bit short for my taste so i go for a 5min brew, and a second cup straight after with brew time close to 8min. It taste just like it smelled so thats a very good thing, but what i like most from this herbal is the fact that it works for me like taking a sleeping pill! when i drink 2 cups off these flowers i realy need to get in my bed because i’m getting so relaxed that the only thing i can think off is sleeping! So if your looking for something to drink to get you a good night sleep, don’t look any further!
One off my all time favorite green’s, also the first loose green tea that i tryed, maybe thats why i like the simple fresh & clean taste so mutch! brewed this one for 3min, and it gives a nice bright almost fluo green color! The tealeaves itself are when they are dry smelling a bit grassy, when they are brewed the leaves look a bit like seaweed!
U can easily get a second and even a third brew from the same leaves if u take a nice heaped teaspoon full off it :)
Like i said before a simple bright in taste green tea thats perfect for daily use when your not in the mooth for flavored greens like jasmin or mint!
a depressing boring saterday afternoon with don’t ask me why toughts off my grandmother that passed away a few years ago, actualy i’m taking a trip down memory lane today and i picked a strong malty assam the kind off punch i need today to get going and keep going…
Well the tea taste malty and strong just like i want my assam long story short a simple tea with no explanation required! Brewed it for 3min at boiling temp :)
I started drinking loose leave tea pretty mutch about a year or 2 ago, but never had a chai so i tought why not order one! Sinds most off my orders come from jing because i havent had a tea that i did not like from them it was obvious that i order my chai there!
Upon opening the package i notice a very nice smell, it reminded me off cinnamon cooked peers that my mom used to make every now and then.
I used one teaspoon of leaves and brewed my first cup for about 3min. When i tryed tasting it at first i was a bit disapointed, but that was only because i couldnt wait to let it cool down more. Once it was cooled down enough i start tasting the ginger and especialy alot off cinemon! Maybe a little bit to mutch cinnamon but i didn’t mind it because i like that spice alot.
Overall the tea is very good u can actualy taste the ceylon tea under the spicy flavors so my final verdict is good, i’m sure i’m gonna order it again anytime soon before the winter ends! The tea is not to strong in spices and it still gives a good warming feel that i anticipated for this winter like tea (yes the first day its freezing in Belgium and i need a warming drink lol)
o before i forget i made a second cup with the same leaves and steeped it for 5min, the ginger became alot more present while the ceylon base was less present, but it was still very yummy!