Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Ovation Teas
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Green tea blended with jasmine pearls, orange peel, jasmine blossoms, and marigolds, with tangerine flavoring.
This is awesome! A real treat for the taste buds as well as the eye and nose!
The dry leaf is beautiful. Not only are there long spears of green tea leaves in this (Sencha, perhaps?) but there are also jasmine pearls. In addition to the two different types of green tea, there is an abundance of petals and blossoms, as well as pieces of citrus peel. This not only looks beautiful, but it smells amazing too.
But none of that would really matter if it didn’t also taste good… and this does. The addition of the pearls help to give this blend a really beautiful jasmine essence. The jasmine is light and sweet, with hints of floral sharpness.
The green tea is a fresh, clean taste. It is slightly grassy, but mostly what I taste is that sweet, exhilarating freshness. It marries well with the lively citrus notes and the exotic jasmine flavor.
And as much as I’m enjoying the flavors of jasmine and green tea, the real star of this cup is the tangerine flavor. It is sweet with just the right amount of “tang” to it. Those tangy notes add a very intriguing contrast to the cup that is also sweet and floral.
I have tasted this tea a few times now, and I have to say that while it is delicious hot (and it is!) … it is even better iced. It becomes pure, light, crisp refreshment in a glass.
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