Jasmine Dragon from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Zhena’s Gypsy Tea

Product Description:

WELCOME TO THE FRAGRANT AND DELICIOUS REALM OF AROMATHERAPY. This tea is the result of carefully crafted blending, to ensure that the essential harmony of the botanicals healthful properties yield a superb tea experience.

Full bodied green tea, scented many times with fresh jasmine. As the jasmine flowers blossom at night the tea is laid under a bed of petals, gently and naturally marrying the fresh aroma with the leaves.

Ingredients: Organic, High Grade Yunnan Green tea emboldened with the scent of jasmine.

Taster’s Review:

Alright, I admit it, I held off on trying this jasmine tea for a while.  Not because I dislike jasmine teas, I love them.  I held on to it because I wasn’t really expecting it to be much different from other jasmine teas that I’ve tried.

But it is.  The green tea base used here is a Yunnan green, which lends a slightly spicier note to the cup.  It’s a little less fruity, a little less sweet and buttery, and a little more peppery.  It’s a little less vegetative as well.

What does all this mean to the jasmine?  It means that this tea base allows different aspects of the jasmine flavors to come through.  This jasmine tastes a little sharper, a little bolder, and a little less wispy soft.  It has a much more solid taste with a sharp floral note.  It might even be classified as a perfumed kind of taste, but not in an icky Aunt-Martha’s-cheap-perfume-in-my-teacup kind of way.  It has a pungent, luxurious taste.

This is exquisite!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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