Leaf Type: Green (Decaf)
Where to Buy: Culinary Teas
New formulation for our Jasmine Decaf Green Tea! The jasmine notes are perfumy and full floral. You cannot believe you are drinking decaf!
Learn more about this tea here.
Oh yeah, I was definitely skeptical when it came to this Jasmine Green Decaffeinated Tea from Culinary Teas. I am immediately leery of a decaffeinated tea as it is, because I’ve had a bad experience or two with some really bad decaffeinated tea. Not recently … it was quite some time ago, before I even started writing tea reviews, but, those experiences stuck with me and now every time I encounter a decaffeinated tea, I’m skeptical … and that’s putting it mildly.
And then to think that this is a Jasmine decaffeinated tea … I worried that I’d end up tasting that horrible chemical-y decaf taste plus perfume-y, soapy jasmine oil or something …that’s the horror that was dancing in my head like some mad krumper. But, this is not at all chemical-y from the decaf … nor is it perfume-ish or soapy from the jasmine … this is really nice.
The green tea flavor is delicate and vegetative. I like that I taste the green tea – it doesn’t taste washed out from the CO2 process (decaffeinating process), it still possesses a very nice green tea flavor, and it has a good, fresh taste to it. The dry leaf almost looked like a Japanese Sencha to me, and in reading the information provided by Culinary Teas, it would seem that this is the case. I found this very interesting, since jasmine teas are typically a Chinese tea.
A really nice decaffeinated jasmine green! Really nice, indeed!