First tasting note for this tea!
I had this last night after my Capital Tea order came in. This seemed like a good option – I find it’s not a good idea to drink black tea in the evenings.
When I opened the package, the smell was sweet, sweet jasmine. The leaves are wiry and dark grey-green. I ended up overleafing just a tad, but it was okay. The package says to steep for 2-3 minutes but knowing other jasmine greens, I erred on the side of caution and went for just over 2 minutes.
The liquor was a lovely clear gold colour. After I lifted the leaves out of the hot water, I could smell a nutty, vegetal spinach smell underneath all the jasmine. The taste was mostly jasmine, though.
I kinda wished I could have tasted more of the base. The jasmine taste was straight and uncomplicated.
This is a very nice jasmine tea, but I’m glad I only got a 20g sample. Knowing my tea drinking habits, this will last for quite a while.