Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Shang Tea
Ingredients: Organic White tea leaves, Jasmine flowers- Antioxidant Rich
Artful and exquisite, combining our high quality white tea leaves with jasmine blossoms. Harvested in warm weather when the tea leaves grow quickly and form sweet, tightly-formed leaves.
I know that I’ve said this before: I love jasmine tea. I love it so much that I even bought a Yixing Tea Mug especially for my jasmine teas. Using my Yixing Mug gives a sense of special ceremony to the jasmine tea – and I love that with each use it is becoming more “seasoned” (perhaps I should say “infused?) with the flavor of jasmine.
Occasionally, I do come across a jasmine tea that I don’t really like. Fortunately, that has never been the case with Shang Tea: They continue to surprise and impress me with the quality of their teas, and especially their jasmine scented white teas.
This Jasmine White Tea Classic is absolutely heavenly. The aroma of the dry leaf is perfect – lightly fragranced with the sweet, beautiful scent of jasmine and just a hint of fresh white tea. This translates to the bouquet of the brewed tea as well as its flavor.
The flavor is sweet and subtle. The white tea is – as expected – quite delicate in flavor. Likewise, the jasmine flavor is also quite soft in flavor. What I am finding most enjoyable here is that while the flavors are rather quiet, they are not lost or watery in any way. They are in perfect harmony.
The jasmine is sweet yet possesses that hint of sharpness that is distinctly jasmine. The white tea has a fresh, airy taste to it that reminds me of the taste of the air upon a snow-capped mountain. Fresh and exhilarating without being too assertive. It’s the kind of flavor that makes me sit back with a smile of satisfaction on my face.
If you like jasmine – you really MUST try the jasmine offerings from Shang Tea. You may just find your new favorite!