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Another sample from Kawaii433. Thanks, yo.

This is definitely a high quality jasmine tea. The jasmine is very natural and not overwhelming and the aroma is softly fruity jasmine. The base tea struck me as a white tea rather than a green because of the flavors. The jasmine perfectly integrated, matching well with the fruity tea. No distinct flavors to the base tea but it was a good balance of tones including peach-apricot-cantaloupe, hay-seed-grain and a nectar sweetness. A light aftertaste, mouthwatering mineral qualities and complementary astringency urged me to continue sipping. Very clean light body that could be made thicker by steeping a little longer which I found out by oversteeping.

3.4g, 8oz, 160F, 4 steeps western

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Cantaloupe, Grain, Grass Seed, Hay, Jasmine, Mineral, Nectar, Peach, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kawaii433

I ‘m so glad that you & Cameron enjoyed this. I don’t like Jasmine too much :( but it was still yummy to me. I prefer it goes to people who can really appreciate it. <3

Kawaii433

Tea-sipper did too <3 (just under another product name hehe)

tea-sipper

YES I did. I actually sent an e-mail to Jason about combining the actual tea entry and the one I mistakenly created, but Jason said the tea combiner isn’t working for now. So hopefully one day it will be fixed.

Kawaii433

:) Tea-sipper

derk

Kawaii433, thanks again :) It’s one of the best jasmine greens I’ve had. I could go for a bit stronger jasmine aroma but what was there worked splendidly with the fruitiness. You might like to try Whispering Pines’ Alice since it’s a Yunnan black tea base. The depth of the black tea, to me, seems to keep the strong jasmine from going too floral.

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Kawaii433

I ‘m so glad that you & Cameron enjoyed this. I don’t like Jasmine too much :( but it was still yummy to me. I prefer it goes to people who can really appreciate it. <3

Kawaii433

Tea-sipper did too <3 (just under another product name hehe)

tea-sipper

YES I did. I actually sent an e-mail to Jason about combining the actual tea entry and the one I mistakenly created, but Jason said the tea combiner isn’t working for now. So hopefully one day it will be fixed.

Kawaii433

:) Tea-sipper

derk

Kawaii433, thanks again :) It’s one of the best jasmine greens I’ve had. I could go for a bit stronger jasmine aroma but what was there worked splendidly with the fruitiness. You might like to try Whispering Pines’ Alice since it’s a Yunnan black tea base. The depth of the black tea, to me, seems to keep the strong jasmine from going too floral.

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Always up for a trade. I keep an updated cupboard. Check it out. Don’t be shy — message me if you want to try something! I send international :)

Most enjoyment:

Wuyi and Taiwanese oolong, GABA oolong, sheng and shou puerh, Yunnan and Wuyi blacks, Laoshan green. I also appreciate Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Darjeeling and Nepali teas, bagged tea and herbal teas/tisanes.

I take my teas without milks or sweeteners except sometimes chai and the rare London Fog or matcha latte. I generally steep a tea until it has no more to give.

I’ll try anything once because it helps me learn. Not opposed to well placed herbs, flowers, fruity bits and flavorings. Just nothing cloying especially banana, caramel, coconut, cinnamon or maple. And no added sugars, sweeteners, candy or chocolate.

Preference reference:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again. Some could be daily drinker teas.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

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Sonoma County, California, USA

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