Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Culinary Teas
During the manufacturing process jasmine flowers are layered between the green tea leaves. The fragrant flowers impart an ethereal floral character to this Chinese tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
As the regular readers of this blog are probably well aware, jasmine tea is one of my favorites. I love the beautiful fragrance of jasmine, and I love the gentle floral flavor that jasmine flowers impart onto green tea. It’s a tea that I like to sip on daily, because it’s so uplifting. It’s my go-to tea when I’m preparing dinner.
Here’s the problem … Jasmine Pearls are not inexpensive. And yes, I do love my jasmine pearls, but, they are not something that I can drink every day. I usually save the Jasmine Pearls for a special occasion, and for my daily tea consumption, I usually turn to a more affordable option, like this this Jasmine with Flowers Green Tea from Culinary Teas.
And this is a really lovely cuppa! The green tea is sweet and vegetative with a flavor that is slightly grassy, but a sweet grassy taste (not bitter!) There is a slight “buttery” tone to the green tea as well … a subtle creaminess that complements the floral tones of the jasmine.
The jasmine is a little sharper than it might be in a “pearl” type jasmine (or a jasmine tea without the flowers present). And while there are some purists that would state that the best jasmine teas are ones without the jasmine flowers or petals in the tea, I kind of like the subtle differences here. And the price is generally better for a jasmine tea with the flowers than one where all the petals and flowers have been removed … making this a lovely choice for daily jasmine tea consumption. (I certainly couldn’t afford to drink pearls every day!)
A really nice tea for the price … and a really nice tea to enjoy with dinner. This one is great iced too. It’s just a really enjoyable 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!