Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: LeafSpa
A partially fermented green tea scented with sweet, fragrant jasmine blossoms. This tea delivers a strong, perfumed liquor with a robust, piquant vegetal aftertaste.
Origin of Primary Ingredient: China
Certified Organic Tea: Yes
Ingredients: Organic green tea scented with jasmine blossoms
I adore jasmine tea. There is just something so amazing about the flavor of the jasmine flower. It is indescribably delightful. So, I guess it goes without saying that I was very excited to try this jasmine green tea from LeafSpa.
Upon opening the tin, I double checked the label to make sure it was the jasmine tea that I was opening. Normally, when I open a package of jasmine, the fragrance is very strong. But this was not the case with this tin of tea. There was only a very faint jasmine scent. I was worried, to be honest. I worried that this tea would fail to deliver my beloved jasmine flavor.
How wrong I was. Upon brewing, the fragrance intensified. The light green liquor still smelled rather soft in comparison to other jasmine teas that I’ve had in the past, but it was a very pleasant delicate aroma. It brought a smile to my lips. Ah – jasmine!
The flavor is quite different from any jasmine tea I’ve tasted recently. In fact, I can’t recall a jasmine green tea quite like this one. The flavor is subtle. The jasmine flower does not overpower the palate; instead it gently washes over it. This is no ordinary jasmine; it is a softer, gentler, calmer jasmine. What a pleasant surprise.
The green tea brings a vegetative quality to the cup – not strong – rather, it is in perfect balance with the jasmine: soft and fresh.
I really enjoyed this deliciously different jasmine tea from LeafSpa. It is one that would be quite good served iced too, because although it offers a more delicate flavor, that flavor does not mute upon cooling. It is thirst-quenching and restorative – just right for summertime sipping!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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