This was from my sample sale a while ago. I really wanted the samples to try them fresh, and I’m a little disappointed in myself that it’s almost the new harvest and I’m just now getting to some of the harvest from 2018. I definitely wanted to try this one: A unique black base with Teavivre’s essential jasmine essence. Any one of Teavivre’s jasmine teas is an essential to my cupboard (at LEAST one of the jasmine teas!). You can’t really go wrong with them. And Teavivre offers many varieties of base teas for that lovely jasmine flavor. The first steep of these pure golden leaves was light, but surprisingly not lighter for a such a golden tea. The jasmine really shines with these leaves. The jasmine is neither too light in flavor or too heavy handed. I thought I was tasting hints of melon as well. The second steep was much darker, again surprisingly for such a golden leafed tea, but in no way astringent. Hints of chocolate and still plenty of jasmine. Melon has disappeared on the second steep. I really like this, but it might not be as perfect as some of Teavivre’s other jasmine options. I like the idea of a jasmine black tea option though!
Steep #1 // around 2.5 grams for a full mug // 11 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep