I bought this more for the novelty than anything else, and I am not sure I have the guts to steep for a full 3 minutes — I’ve never steeped a green tea that long and been happy with how it tasted.
In the tin, it smells subtly of jasmine — a nice fragrance, not overpowering, not artificial.
At 1:30, the liquor is almost the color of water, that is to say, virtually colorless. The jasmine flavor, though, is delicate and enjoyable.
I’ll try another steep at 3 minutes and see what happens.
After 3 minutes, the tea is a little darker, but barely. The jasmine aroma and flavor is no more intense than it was after the first steep. Fortunately, the tea isn’t bitter after this length.
I suspect I’ll hang on to these flowers longer than most teas of this rating mostly because the flowers are visually pretty.
Now for some exciting news: I counted wrong with regard to the green teas I have left to write notes about. I had a Den’s kukicha in my cupboard, but I looked through my entire stash twice and can’t find it. So I conclude I sipped it down and failed to record the sipdown.
After removing that from the cupboard and discovering that one of the jasmine teas I thought was a green was a white, I have the following left to taste and write an initial note about:
Green tea: 3
White tea: 3