Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Tea Forté
Lightly steamed “sencha-style” then scented with jasmine blossoms, this fragrant blend is clean and floral with grassy overtones.
I adore Jasmine tea. There is something so luxuriously sumptuous about the flavor – it tastes indulgent and feminine – I feel like royalty when I sip a jasmine tea.
This is a wonderful jasmine green tea from Tea Forté. The aroma when I first opened the package was a bit more subtle than I expected a jasmine tea to be, and the fragrance of the liquor is even softer. A bit disappointing, because the bouquet of the jasmine is one of the things I find most enjoyable about drinking jasmine tea. I love to inhale its essence deeply before I take a sip and this practice greatly enhances the experience of drinking a jasmine tea.
But, I will say that there is something about the scent of the liquor … it’s almost intoxicating, even if it is a bit softer than I’d like it to be.
The flavor of this tea is remarkable. The fresh Japanese Sencha base is a little grassy, but it is a soft grassy taste and complements the sweet, floral jasmine very nicely. The tea has a slight edge to it – just barely sharp – that cuts through some of the sweeter notes and gives this jasmine tea a nice dimension.
Overall, a very pleasing jasmine tea.
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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