Heine Bros is a local coffee shop here, and they also carry a modest selection of teas. This one is a jasmine flavored green tea. I was looking for something similar to the cold jasmine tea that a local Chinese restaurant sells, and this is pretty close. The jasmine flavor comes through, nice and fruity – other than the fact that the underlying tea flavor is not as strong, my palatte can’t tell that it’s a green tea, but that’s probably just me. You do have to be careful when steeping though – the first time I steeped too long, with water that was probably too hot and it was very bitter. Afterwards, I steeped properly (no more than 1 minute with 175 degree water) and it was good. I sweeten with sugar, but if you aren’t partial to sweetened teas, it is probably good without (I just prefer sweet teas – I’m from the South :). All in all, a good tea that I would probably buy again.
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec