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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.

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I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

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