|"The jasmine is the prominent player here, and while it does dominate the cup, it is not overwhelming. The green tea is delicate and sweet, and the perfect companion for the jasmine flowers."|
I’ve been stuck on black tea lately, so I was very much looking forward to a change of pace with Culinary Teas’ Jasmine with Flowers Green Tea. This tea is described as having jasmine that is graded just below the top-graded (exotic) jasmine, and the website states “It has all the flavor, aroma and good green tea qualities but not the exorbitant price”. The tea blend is visually very attractive, with large, loosely curled green tea leaves mingling among whitish-yellow jasmine flowers. The aroma is seductive- a wonderful balance of sweetness and flowers, yet not too heady or pungent. I prepared this tea using 185-degree F water and I infused the leaves for two and a half minutes. The tea is a yellowish-green translucent color and bears a detectable jasmine aroma. This is a high-quality offering that I really enjoyed. The jasmine is the prominent player here, and while it does dominate the cup, it is not overwhelming. The green tea is delicate and sweet, and the perfect companion for the jasmine flowers. As a warm tea this was very soothing and relaxing. As an iced tea, it was surprisingly refreshing. This is a great tea for the money, and while it is perhaps not as good as some more costly jasmine tea alternatives such as jasmine pearls, it certainly satisfies and delivers a wonderful floral flavor.
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