Silver Egret Silver Tip Jasmine 2015 Spring Heng Xian

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Our Silver Egret 2015 Spring Jasmine Green Tea, along with our Pearl Buds Jasmine, are currently our only non-Yunnan teas on offer and technically also our only green teas at the moment. Produced in Yunnan’s neighbor province of Guangxi using Zhe Jiang green tea, these teas come from the largest Jasmine Flower producing region of China, Heng Xian. A complex and labour intensive tea to make, this large tip-only green Jasmine tea is elegantly perfumed with the scent of both Jasmine flowers and Yulan Magnolia. By employing a scenting process that involves lining the bottom with Yulan Magnolia and the top with Jasmine flower, a balanced and complimentary flavor is achieved.

This tea is extremely refreshing, with a pleasant, cooling aftertaste. We recommend brewing this tea a little lighter in order to enjoy the subtle sweetness without being too overwhelmed by the floral scent.

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My first tea from Bitterleaf; but hopefully many more in the future. This is definitely a company that’s interested me for quite some time so I’m definitely excited to see the variety of samples in the tea box…

When I was measuring this one out I definitely assumed it was a jasmine scented white tea but before I started infusing I had the thought to actually look this one up and it’s actually a green tea? I mean – these buds look EXACTLY like Yin Zhen. I feel a little cheated that this is green tea; jasmine green is no where near as good as a jasmine white or black, imo.

But the tea tastes pretty solid: I got around six infusions before I got bored with the tea. Not to say that I couldn’t have further infused the tea as the jasmine was still a relatively strong presence in the cup but by that time I was done with the session. I’ve never been a “ten infusions in and still pushing” kind of tea drinker. The jasmine was quite potent in the first infusions though – almost to the point of being just a little nauseating. It didn’t taste artificial or chemical; just mighty intense. In fact, for essentially all my infusions it was such a dominant flavour that I couldn’t really taste the base anyway. Though, when I finally started to get more of a presence of it the flavour was mostly peachy sweetness and a gentle grassy note.

I’m happy to have tried this one; it was a perfect, lighter midday session in a day mostly filled with more heavy bodied/dominant teas. That said, I wouldn’t buy it myself when I have other jasmine teas on hand that I prefer. However, it makes me excited to try more of Bitterleaf’s offerings. Thank you Bitterleaf for your donation to this tea box!

rosebudmelissa

I sometimes brew strongly flavored Jasmine teas with much less leaf so they’re not so overwhelming.

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