Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Green Terrace Teas
This tea gets its sweet, jasmine aroma through a scenting process in which freshly picked jasmine blossoms are repeatedly mixed with green tea. Known to have even greater health benefits than traditional green tea, this artisan tea is very fresh and soothing in character with a light and sweet floral aftertaste. Due to the intense flavor of the leaves, we recommend using fewer leaves and steeping with multiple short infusions of only 30 to 40 seconds. This tea makes an invigorating after-meal beverage.
Learn more about this tea here.
I’ve had quite a few Chinese jasmine teas, but I don’t recall having a Taiwanese jasmine tea until now. I might have had one or two, but none come to mind at the moment. And I think that if I had tried a Taiwanese Jasmine Green Tea like this one from Green Terrace Teas, I would have remembered! This is absolutely lovely!
I brewed this the way I would normally steep a jasmine green, but also taking into consideration the recommendations in the description above. I used a little less leaf than I normally would place in my gaiwan (normally I use a bamboo scoop, this time, I measured that out, and then I poured a little off the scoop), and I started with a rinse of 15 seconds and then started steeping for 45 seconds, and added 15 seconds onto each subsequent infusion. I combined the first six infusions into my Yi Xing mug, and that’s what I’m sipping now.
And as I said … it’s LOVELY! The jasmine is strong but not overpowering. I am getting a beautiful floral note that is sweet and exotic tasting but it doesn’t taste soapy or perfume-ish.
It’s very similar to a Chinese jasmine, except that the green tea here is distinctly different. This tastes less grassy and more sweet. It has a slightly creamy texture to it that I don’t often experience with Jasmine green teas, and I’m enjoying how this creaminess melds with the sweet flowery notes.
This is incredibly smooth and creamy and delightful! Another amazing tea from Green Terrace Teas!