Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Shang Tea
Ingredients: 100% Organic White tea leaves, Jasmine flowers- Antioxidant Rich
Truly a treasure tea, freely rolled tea leaves open to present a delicate and beautiful jasmine flavor. Jasmine Snow Dragon is a signature tea of Shang Tea .
Do you love jasmine? I mean, really love jasmine? If your answer is yes, then have I got a tea for you!
I happen to LOVE jasmine tea. The aroma is intoxicating, and the flavor elevates me to a place of pure joy when I sip it. And this Jasmine Snow Dragon from Shang Tea is one of the BEST jasmine teas I’ve ever tasted.
From the moment I opened the pouch of this tea, I knew I was about to try something very special. The aroma was so sweet and floral – it took my breath away. It smelled like I was walking into a jasmine jungle! Now, I don’t know if such a place exists, but if it did, it would smell like this tea. It was as though I were surrounded by jasmine vines and shrubs while the petals “rained” down upon me.
And that amazing fragrance continues with the brewed tea. Do be sure to inhale deeply before taking a sip of this tea. My nostrils fill with the delightful scent of jasmine.
And the flavor! OH! The flavor! It tastes so extravagant! So luxurious! (Forgive the exclamations!)
The jasmine flavor is very pungent – sweet floral notes with a bit of a sharp, bitter taste from the jasmine. To the point where it might be off-putting for those who do not love jasmine. But if you do love it – you will think you’ve died and gone to heaven.
The white tea base is very soft but it is not completely overpowered by jasmine. There are soft, fresh notes from the white tea with the faintest whisper of vegetative taste. The overall cup is sweet, very floral and just enough bitterness to keep it all interesting.
I recommend brewing this one in your gaiwan, using a little extra leaf and very short steeps. This will get the most sweetness out of the jasmine without allowing it to develop to the point of being more bitter than sweet.
I LOVE this tea! LOVE it!
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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