This is one of those days that I am so glad I have a notebook full of tasting notes to pull from, because yours truly is entirely unwell. Stuck in bed with a large mug of a trusty belly soothing herbal brew and surrounded by my cats, I feel many naps coming on as I try my best to recover from digestive tract trying to pull a coup d’etat. Before Morpheus takes me away on an adventure to slumber land, here is today’s spring themed tea.

Today’s tea came to me thanks to a little bit of luck, Tea Savant was having a giveaway on Facebook and I entered and won, go me! Unlike my usual loose leaf tea, Spring Jasmine Savant came to me in a nice pyramid bag. For the record, pyramid bags are certainly teabags that I do not mind since they usually use large leaves and allow the tea to expand. Plus, there is that useful convenience aspect of the tea being in a bag, hello easy cleanup! The aroma of the tea is very sweet and heady, with lots of jasmine flower heaviness. I have a mixed track record with Jasmine, I love it intensely but I have to be in the right mood because it is not a delicate flower, it has an intense headiness that feels heavy and makes me feel a bit sleepy. There is a faint hint of fresh vegetation tying in the green aspect of this flowery green tea.

The steeped teabag and accompanying tea has a rich and heady aroma, the jasmine is really quite intense. It reminds me of the Confederate Jasmine my mother and grandmother each had in their gardens, a very nostalgic aroma. There is a leafy aroma as well as jasmine, a tiny bit vegetal and a tiny bit fresh vegetation giving the tea a very nature like aroma.

At the first sip I notice there is mild vegetal and vegetation, a bit of grass, a bit of fresh leaves, and bit of kale giving the tea a tiny bit of that bitter herb taste. Of course there is a lot of jasmine, actually most of the taste of this tea is heady jasmine with its subtle sweetness and strong floral notes. It is a little overpowering but if you are in the mood for a strong jasmine tea, this really hits the spot. There is also a slightly fruity aftertaste which I really think adds to the experience. I do feel like this should be named Summer Jasmine Savant because it is very evocative of summer in full bloom rather than the delicate aspects of spring, but that is just me being silly.

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2014/04/tea-savant-spring-jasmine-savant-tea.html

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I am a nerdy, obsessive, crafty, tea blogging, gaming nut. Yeah, that about sums me up! Ok, you want something more informative….

I am a Geek, hardcore fan-girl Geek. It shapes my life. I spend a large chunk of my life painting miniatures and contemplating my various army layouts. I hoard dice, get obsessed with games, and will talk about whatever fandom, game, etc that I am obsessed over until I am blue in the face. I am not just a gamer girl type Geek, I also fit in the collecting knowledge and spending way too much time reading and researching category of Geek.

But there is more to me than just being a giant nerd. I love tea, always have and have just gotten more and more obsessed as I get older. I love trying new teas and then writing lengthy descriptions about them on my blog, I love reading and researching the history and culture of tea, I love collecting tea pots and fancy tea tools.

When the weather allows it, I love to go mushroom hunting. I don’t eat them, instead I use them for photography and spore prints. I love nature and worked as a Naturalist in the Northwoods one summer, it might have been the best job ever.

I have Fibromyalgia, it sucks, but I feel people who are going to interact with me should know since I tend to vanish because of it so fair warning! I do tend to not vanish very long though. Also I have some ‘social disorders’ which basically translates to I am really awkward and bad at socializing, so forgive any lack of social graces.

I also have cats, love the ocean and all aquatic life, have teal hair, love cheese, and collect hats.

My favorite tea is definitely Oolong, but I also love Japanese greens and…ok I just love tea actually :P I am not a huge fan of lemony black teas or tart fruit teas. I also loathe hibiscus (usually)

This is my actual tea wishlist, you know that I actually update and keep track of…I tend to forget Steepster’s https://www.facebook.com/notes/amanda-wilson/tea-wishlishtshopping-list-perpetually-in-progress/10152336515414411 I use my steepster WL to keep track of teas I have had and really want more of :P


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