Jasmine Dandelion Detox Organic Green /Fraser Tea. . .

So I didn’t really know what I was getting into with this tea. I had a single bag that said Fraser Tea on the front and had “Jasmine Dandelion” stamped on the back.

I steeped it at 176°F since it said jasmine but I smelled the bag and it smelled like:

1) not jasmine, at all;

2) herby-spicey.

So I had a suspicion that “Jasmine Dandelion” was not an accurate indicator of what was in the bag.

That’s kind of a pet peeve of mine. Like the other day I bought a tea called “Love” and the description was “Rose, Chamomile and Lavender” and I was like heck yeah give me some of that. Until I got home and opened it up and the scent of herby-spicey hit me and I found the actual ingredient list, which was more involved than “chamomile and lavender and rose” and included licorice root, which I hate.

Anyway…

I put the bag in the water and it was immediately yellow. We have a serious pollen season here in NC, like rivers and clouds of bright, primary yellow pollen, and this looks like that. It was at this point I figured it was time to stop winging and start Googling.

So the rest of the name of the tea is Jasmine Dandelion Detox Organic Green Tea. The rest of the ingredients are green tea, jasmine tea, dandelion root, turmeric, ginger, lemongrass, hibiscus, licorice root, organic flavors, calendula, osmanthus, safflower, and cornflower.

Fortunately it steeps up significantly less scary than it reads.

Actually, it steeps up pretty green. In spite of the turmeric really showing up at the beginning visually, I’m barely detecting anything but green tea. Definitely not jasmine. Sh maybe a little lemongrass. No licorice root at all.

Overall, would drink if I needed some liquid forgiveness for my eating sins. I’m always up for adding some green tea and turmeric to any part of my regimen. Would buy if I found it in the grocery store.


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Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Fraser Tea

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Jasmine Dandelion Detox Organic Green Tea is the perfect beverage to add to your health regimen without sacrificing flavor.  Known for its detoxifying effects, Dandelion is infused with green and jasmine teas, licorice root, ginger, lemongrass, and organic herbs to deliver full flavor and detoxifying health benefits.  This powerhouse of tea is blended with your health and wellness in mind.

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Majestic Matcha Chai Latte/Pukka. . . .

I really like Pukka tea but I find it a little hard to come by in the US. I originally started drinking the brand on my first visit to the UK and they got me hooked on good greens. My Target carried it for about two months and I poured boxes into my basket every trip but for some reason they stopped carrying it again. All that to say, when I get to the UK I go to Tesco and I buy a bunch of boxes of Pukka tea.

This time they had bags of latte mixes across from the tea, with the coffee. I’m hooked on matcha anything and can and will spend $4.60 on a grande matcha latte at Starbucks every morning so I grabbed a bag of the matcha mix.

I just now grabbed the bag to make one and noticed that’s its actually called “Majestic Matcha Chai” which is great because I also love chai lattes, although I feel like they missed an opportunity for “Matchai” but anyway.

It says “a velvety blend with cinnamon and cardamom” but it’s really like “a kinda grainy blend with mostly cardamom”. I like cardamom so that’s okay. The mix is vegetarian /vegan/no added sugar /dairy free/soya free/gluten free which I feel like makes it convenient if you’ve got dietary preferences. It’s sweetened with licorice which in this case is basically unsweetened. I’m okay with that because I feel like the Starbucks stuff is a little too sweet.

The instructions say 2 heaped teaspoons per 250mL hot milk and that is too much. One is fine. This is a good thing I feel like because now the bag makes that much more. It’s very cardamommy. This makes it more chai than matcha but the matcha is still there.

It’s drinkable as is but after half a cup I felt like the cardamom was making it kind of strong so I added a small amount of sugar and then it was great. I think honey would have been even better and I’ll try that next time.

My only complaint is the graininess of the spices. At the bottom of the mug were veritable chunks of cardamom and maybe cinnamon. Other than that it was very nice and will be a nice replacement for my morning Starbucks (until the bag runs out).


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Leaf Type:  Matcha

Where to Buy:  Pukka

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The purest emerald green organic matcha nourishes the heart of this delicious herbal latte. Spiced with cinnamon and cardamom and naturally sweetened with licorice, it’s a majestic matcha moment. Welcome to a greener world.

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Green Tea with Jasmine /Taylors of Harrogate . . . .

I’m pretty stoked to review this particular tea because I’m about 5 boxes into this particular one, so I’m fairly confident about the recommendation I’m about to make based on the 100 cups of it I’ve already had.

I got this tea originally to try to replace the Numi kind that I liked a lot but I’m not made of money so I had to find other options if I wanted to drink jasmine green on the reg.

I really like green tea, and especially jasmine green. I think it’s super good with Asian food, and I usually try to drink my greens with food because they tend to be a little bit hard on my stomach and make me nauseated.

The thing about greens is that if you get a bad one they can be astringent and sometimes the jasmines can be hard to balance right. Too little and you miss it, too much and it gets bitter. I had a fancy white tea with jasmine that was called something like Dragon Phoenix Pearl Jasmine and if you didn’t be super careful with the steep then it got to be a bit too much for me. It smelled great, though.

This one is a dainty green with a noticeable, but not overpowering or bitter jasmine flavor. You get a little green and also a little jasmine. This is definitely not a strong green, if you really like your greens to punch you in the face then this is not it. This one is nice and also super easy because you can buy it in bags at the grocery store so it’s a cinch to keep around. It comes in a papery bag but I don’t find it gives the tea a papery flavor, which is a thing I notice with this type of bags sometimes. I put a lemon slice in a lot of the time and that’s very good too. I never add sweetener or milk. I use the 176°F setting on my kettle for my greens but I’m lazy and don’t remove the bag after the steep.

Taylors is in the UK import section at Harris Teeter so it’s kind of expensive, whereas at Lowes Foods it’s just slapped in the regular tea section and it’s more regular tea price and also goes on sale sometimes, so if you’re looking for it just be mindful of that if you see it’s $7 or something and that seems shocking, it can run from $4.50-$7.50 per box of 20 bags depending on where you buy it.


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Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Taylors of Harrogate

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