My favorite jasmine teas have come from Teavivre, a tea company located in the Fujian Province in China. My number one jasmine to keep on hand is their Premium Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea, as well as their Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl, which is a favorite with guests. I think I have owned nearly every type of jasmine tea they have ever carried!
I also kept their “economy” jasmine tea on hand for serving with food, because the meal masks the high quality of the other teas and it made sense to go with something less expensive when I couldn’t taste and enjoy the tea fully. But I really preferred the others for special tea times and gong fu steeping.
Jasmine tea is a great de-stresser for me. It is as effective as a bubble bath, if not more so, for making tight muscles relax and tense nerves mellow. I love to make a pot when there is a lot of hubbub, like lots of guests and mad holiday cooking going on full speed ahead. So when I found out they have added new jasmine teas to their line up, I had to try them!
This snow bud tea is a loose tea that is first scented repeatedly with fresh jasmine flowers and then finally, more strongly scented jasmine flowers are added to the leaves and left to impart even more flavor.
Does this make it too flowery? Too soapy? Not at all. This costs about the same as the economy grade jasmine I used to buy but is far superior to it, in my opinion. At this price point, I will gladly serve it with food, but the flavor and smoothness of the base is so good that I can happily enjoy it all by itself or with a treat. It is a worthy addition to the Teavivre jasmine collection.
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Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teavivre
Rich jasmine fragrance with sweet aftertaste
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I’m feeling a bit under the weather and so I needed something with a little kick to pick me up and a bigger boost of flavor.
Jasmine usually is a good floral for that when your tastes buds are a bit out of whack.
Didn’t hit me until half way through the cup that this wasn’t real tea. Even my taste buds said ‘naw man this isn’t tea but we enjoy it.’
The flavor is a cross between a rooibos and a barley tea. It’s sweet with some unique nutty, closer to hazelnut, hints. The jasmine plays well with the rest of the flavors. Slightly hidden at first but when you seek it out you instantly find it.