2tsp for 250mL water @90C, steeped 4 minutes 15 seconds.
Dry leaf: wiry and long, ranging from cream to dark green in colour. Scent is very floral, a heady jasmine.
Wet leaf: large light green leaves and a fair bit of stem, but the stem has opened up nicely.
Serious jasmine scent. Glorious.
Liquor: pale, pale gold. Scent is creamy jasmine with just a hint of something sharper, something else floral. Beautiful delicate whit tea mouthfeel and genuine-tasting jasmine versus perfumed-soap jasmine.
I adore jasmine teas. I’ve not had one for ages. I generally prefer white tea to green, so this one’s a real treat.
No soapiness or bitterness so far in the taste; there might be if I’d steeped it much longer.
One of the better offerings from DavidsTea.