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A Sorority of Sisters Who Love Tea

Jasmine with Flowers Green Tea from Culinary Teas

October9

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Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Culinary Teas

Tea Description:

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.

Taster’s Review:

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!

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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