This is from a teabox a WHILE ago. I really need to try these teas sooner. I’ve ruined these poor blooming teas before. It doesn’t help that Verdant’s instructions say to cool boiling water for a minute to get 185 degree water? I don’t think that works! So I waited about 15 minutes and poured the water in my clear mug for about two minutes before scooping the bloom out… I wish I could leave it in the mug but I’ve had these blooming flowers result in the bitterest brews before, so I wanted to avoid that! At first, the steeped tea smells horrible – like funky seaweed when I was expecting lovely jasmine. But luckily the flavor is delicious – there is something mysterious about it – it tastes like an odd fruit I can’t place, or maybe a citrus based fruit punch. Not that much jasmine in my opinion, which is odd since there is entire loop of jasmine flowers. Also nutty and not astringent at all, even though there are quite a few big leaves left brewing in the bottom of the mug. It’s actually a great flavor if I ignore the scent at first. The second cup gets a tiny bit bitter, and the flavor is a lot more vegetal, so this steep wasn’t as special.