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Yes it is cloying.
Yes I enjoy it.
No, it does not live up to its jasmine name.

Syrupy, blueberry-blackberry aroma smells great. Somehow doesn’t overpower the green tea base in taste? Grassy and mineral with a green tea body and thankfully the cloyingly sweet aroma doesn’t come through as a sweet taste. The tea is adorned with various flower petals: jasmine, marigold and cornflower which give a pretty look; I do not taste the jasmine at all. That’s ok. One tsp is good for 2-8oz steeps.

The weather was balmy and sprinkling today and I’m suffering from a reproductive woman’s ailments. Had four cups already today and there’s enough left for two more cups. I like this easy-sipper today and will probably finish the bag. Thanks, ashmanra :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
ashmanra

Glad you liked it!

derk

Yes, thank you, it hit the spot.

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ashmanra

Glad you liked it!

derk

Yes, thank you, it hit the spot.

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Tea Habits:

Among my favorites are sheng puerh, Taiwanese oolong, a variety of black (red) teas from all over, all teas Nepali, herbals, Wuyi yancha. I keep a few green and white teas on hand. Shou puerh is a cold weather brew. Tiny teapots and gaiwans are my usual brewing vessels when not preparing morning cups western style and pouring into my work thermos. Friend of teabags. Hold the milk and sugar unless we’re talking masala chai.

In my late teens, home-brewed unsweetened Lipton iced tea was the drink of choice to combat cottonmouth. The following years saw the appearance of the odd box of tea from Trader Joe’s. About 4 years ago, walking out of the parking garage where I kept my motorcycle, I came across a move-out dumpster treasure: single serve packets of what I can look back now and say was Wuyi yancha. Yes, I drank dumpstered tea and honestly, that’s what blew the doors wide open.

Preference Reference
“That’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

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 great daily drinkers.

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, possesses 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.

Character Rundown:

Boring pandemic hermit whose only current hobbies besides tasting tea are skateboarding and learning herbalism. Will update as the times change.

Location

Sonoma County, California, USA

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