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drank Momo Jasmin by Lupicia
547 tasting notes

I brewed this one twice. The first time I goofed and blended it with an unsmoked lapsang not realizing that it had a delicate Darjeeling base. I steeped it on its own the second time and it was perfect – it didn’t need to be blended with anything.

The tea smells perfumey but not in that heavy, cloying way that some jasmine teas do. Jasmine hits the nose first and is followed by rose water and a little nectarine. Thankfully, the brewed tea isn’t as strong as it smells. It’s got a subtle jasmine flavor, light malt, and a kiss of peach. A white grape sweetness emerges as it cools. Tastes similar to my Verdant Tea Yunnan Golden Jasmine black tea but I find the addition of the peach delightful.

Flavors: Jasmine, Peach, Perfume, Rose, Stonefruit, White Grapes

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 g 5 OZ / 142 ML
Cameron B.

Yummm! So happy you were interested in splitting this one, I still need to try my half!

Nichole/CuppaGeek

Sounds amazing!

Daylon R Thomas

You had me at jasmine+unsmoked lapsang.

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Cameron B.

Yummm! So happy you were interested in splitting this one, I still need to try my half!

Nichole/CuppaGeek

Sounds amazing!

Daylon R Thomas

You had me at jasmine+unsmoked lapsang.

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My Rating Criteria:

95 to 100: Top shelf stuff. Loved this tea and highly recommend it

90 to 94: Excellent. Enjoyed this tea and would likely repurchase

80 to 89: Good but not great. I liked it though it may be lacking in some aspects. I’ll finish it but probably won’t buy again

70 to 79: Average at best. Not terrible but wouldn’t willingly drink again

60 to 69: Sub-par. Low quality tea, barely palatable

59 and below: Bleh

Fell into tea years ago, and for a long time my experience was limited to Japanese greens and a few flavored teas. My tea epiphany came a few years ago when I discovered jade oolongs. That was the gateway drug to the world of fine tea and teaware.

With the exception of a handful of lightly scented teas, I drink mostly straight tea. I love fresh green and floral flavors and as such, green tea and Taiwanese oolongs will always have a place in my cupboard. After avoiding black tea forever, Chinese blacks are beginning to grow on me. I’ve dipped my toe into a few puerhs now but it’s still relatively new territory for me. I also enjoy white tea and tisanes but reach for them less frequently.

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