I could have sworn I rated this tea last year. In fact I have memories of what I said in that review. I just can’t find any sign of it.
I have always believed that I rather hated Jasmine tea. Every time I have had it I have seriously disliked it. But then the only type I have ever had before was a green jasmine. And I just don’t like greens. So much so that I don’t even open them if I receive one as a sample in an order. I just pass it along to a coworker who I know likes them.
So while browsing one day, I saw this black jasmine and I thought, why not give it a try. And low and behold, its really good. But as summer winded down last year, I started craving warm and spicy again and put this one aside. But now I am back.
The scent when opening the pack doesn’t seem as strong as I remembered last year, but the flavor is still all there. The tea base seems to have been the perfect companion. It is neither drowned out by the jasmine and neither does it dominate. According to the site, its a classically processed dian hong black tea. I can’t say much of the base from what I taste, but it combines very well.
Light and relaxing and seems perfect for the day.