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Thank you Bonnie for this tea!
Upon opening the package the smell was very jasmine, not overwhelmingly so, but it was close. It scared me because I didn’t think this was going to be any better than most other white jasmine teas I’ve tried. There was my problem, I assumed.

This tea dry smelled very strongly of jasmine, but when brewed it mellowed out significantly. The tea was wonderfully smooth and crisp. I got the lovely crispness and hay notes of Silver Needles and the jasmine was soft and smooth and light. It was amazing how powerful the jasmine smelled dried then mellowed out so much in taste. This is definitely one of the better jasmine scented white teas I’ve had. Thank you Bonnie for sending this one to me!

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

100 – http://steepster.com/teas/verdant-tea/32720-hand-rolled-top-grade-jasmine



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