I’m going to preface this review with the caveat that I got this tea as a gift eight months ago, and only recently put it in a container. My lack of expertise prevents me from commenting on whether the age of the tea would strongly affect its flavor—I’m sure some of you would know.

This is my first Teavana tea and I was really excited to try it. I followed the directions (one teaspoon, steeped two minutes), but found the tea to be really weak. It was completely colorless and the flavor almost imperceptible. It was a whisper of a taste that left me wishing for something stronger.

After doubling the steep time, I found this tea to be quite good. The taste is still faint, but very smooth and completely inoffensive with no hint of bitterness (which is actually a bit strange for a green tea…?). As I understand it, though, Teavana is expensive; I’m not sure how the price compares to the jasmine green by Two Leaves and a Bud, but I found its flavor much more pronounced—and thus probably more responsive to resteeping.

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Be it winter or summer, I love warm beverages of all kinds. There are few things more soothing than sinking into a soft chair with a good book and a big mug of tea or coffee. I’ve been manually logging my tea-drinking experiences for some time, so I’m very excited to find that there’s actually a website dedicated to it!


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