drank jasmine tea by Golden Bridge Tea
258 tasting notes

This is the first open leaf jasmine tea I’ve had (have only had jasmine tea balls in the past). I found a few ounces of this for fairly cheap at a store called “Oriental Mart.” I believe I am getting what I paid for here haha.

It’s not that this tea is bad. It is probably a fine every day tea and it’s going to have to be for how much of it I now have. However, the rolled jasmine tea balls that I have had up to this point have been so darn good and aromatic that it makes this tea look like someone wasn’t trying all that hard.

The good news is that this is a very smooth, sippable tea. It isn’t harsh or bitter, as I have brewed it. It does have a slightly sweet under note. I am just feeling very underwhelmed and missing that heavenly jasmine aroma and flavor I was hoping for.

I’m on the border as far as recommending this tea. On one hand, it isn’t something that will knock someone’s socks off. On the other hand, for the price, it is actually fairly decent… again, for the price.

Flavors: Smooth, Sweet

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Michigander, Husband, father of three, lover of tea, books, nature, gardening, and passion. Stay at home dad currently. Previously a preschool teacher.

I have now completed some tea swaps and I am so totally up for swapping! What a cool way to connect with fellow tea lovers and try some new teas. My tea cupboard on here is woefully out of date though.

Black tea has been my go to tea for some time. Oolongs are good too but mainly roasty oolongs. I’m finding that there are some green and white teas (mostly Moonlight Whites) that impress me lately which they never used to do. I am getting into and developing a taste for Pu-erh. I have tried raw and my Ulcerative Colitis just can’t handle the roughness of it. So I stick to ripe Puerh. I am recently drinking more herbal tea or Rooibos especially STRONG ginger blends. I’m not too picky.

Some of my favorite places from which to purchase tea are Whispering Pines Tea Co, Verdant, A Quarter to Tea, Beautiful Taiwan Tea Co, Bitterleaf Tea, and Yunnan Sourcing.

Rating system:
90-100: Some of the best I’ve ever had. I’d be a fool not to keep it stocked as often as possible
80-89: A damn good tea. Not to be missed
70-79: A good tea but lacks the wow factor. More than likely a simple tea that could be an every day option
60-69: Eh. This is okay. Not swill by any means but fairly underwhelming.
50-59: Not really doing it for me. I’ll finish it but please don’t bring me any more.
Below 50: Life is too short to waste on things such as this


Lansing, Michigan

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