Jasmine Poached Pears

Tea type
Fruit Green Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Grassy, Green, Jasmine, Hay, Mint, Pear, Dry Grass, Grass, Artificial, Bubblegum, Candy, Sweet, Fruity, Smooth, Floral, Tangy, Custard, Fruit Punch
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Caffeine
Medium
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 14 oz / 415 ml

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  • “Advent Calendar 2022 Day 12 Last one, from last year, though I have started my 2023 calendar already. I get why this one has been just hanging out in my tea bin though. It’s not super flavorful....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Decided to brew this one, though I have several pouches unopened from previous subscription envelopes, but this one is new for me! April 2021 subscription To be honest, I have no idea what poached...” Read full tasting note
    67
  • “I’ve been wishing I could try this one, and they brought it back, yay! Plus it was in my subscription box for April! Honestly though, I’m very underwhelmed. I mostly get the dry, grassy Chinese...” Read full tasting note
    60
  • “ Samurai TTB #48 I love pear but am ambivalent about jasmine, so I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this one. Thankfully the jasmine is muted by the fruitiness of the pear so this comes across as a...” Read full tasting note
    75

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

We do appreciate a simple combo every now and again and, in our humble opinion, nothing beats a jasmine green tea. This jasmine pear green tea blend ticks both fruity and floral.

Ingredients: Chinese Sencha Green Tea, Air-dried Pear Pieces, Jasmine Blossom, Natural Flavouring

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11 Tasting Notes

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Advent Calendar 2022 Day 12
Last one, from last year, though I have started my 2023 calendar already. I get why this one has been just hanging out in my tea bin though. It’s not super flavorful. Green Tea and Jasmine are there but I don’t get much sense of the pear. I describe it as a grassy green tea with a hint of jasmine.
The Bird and Blend calendar was a fun one to do last year. I managed to drink each tea each day but didn’t necessarily log them in order (obviously). After a while, I just decided that I would log them with the second tea tasting. Now to get back in the swing with the 2023 calendar!

Flavors: Grassy, Green, Jasmine

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1814 tasting notes

Decided to brew this one, though I have several pouches unopened from previous subscription envelopes, but this one is new for me!
April 2021 subscription

To be honest, I have no idea what poached pears are and I don’t expect it means stolen pears. Or being hunted down illegally. I guess I need an enlightenment for that.

Anyway, I have a few green tea based flavoured teas, but pear… is quite uncommon and not sure if I had it before. Although pears are common here (we even have a few trees in garden), I rarely see pear teas in stores.

Honestly, this tea is quite interesting, but somehow, boring? When I brewed it I got rather some minty notes, like bubble gum rather than jasmine. Lightly the pears. After three minutes steeping I got quite basic green tea with some hints of jasmine and pears, but not in distinctive way I have been expecting. It was underwhelming, especially after reading so rave reviews beforehand. It wasn’t that flavourful as I have been hoping for.

I am with Cameron B. hoping for more flavourful sessions in the 20 grams I have got. Now, it’s shamefully underflavoured.

Flavors: Hay, Jasmine, Mint, Pear

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
Cameron B.

I agree with you on the bubblegum, I wonder if this new batch is just not as good? And “poached” means cooked in liquid at a low heat, for pears usually they would be cooked in syrup or wine.

Martin Bednář

Thank you Cameron B. for explanation of poached. Not a word used in daily English :D

Cameron B.

No, definitely not! Most common is probably poached eggs, as they are used in Eggs Benedict.

AJRimmer

Poached eggs are the best eggs.

Evol Ving Ness

Or port1. Poached pears in port.

Martin Bednář

Ah, I know poached eggs. It’s called completely differently in Czech.

Martin Bednář

Hmm, poached pears in port. Sounds nice!

tea-sipper

I don’t remember this blend tasting like bubblegum, so sadly it must be the new batches.

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3986 tasting notes

I’ve been wishing I could try this one, and they brought it back, yay! Plus it was in my subscription box for April!

Honestly though, I’m very underwhelmed. I mostly get the dry, grassy Chinese sencha base. There’s very little jasmine and even less pear…

Hmm… Well, we’ll see if my opinion changes as I sip my way through the 20g pouch.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Grass

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Martin Bednář

I am looking forward to try this one. Well, now I hope I got better impression than you. Hopefully you will get other opinion, as it seems so well received overall.

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Samurai TTB #48

I love pear but am ambivalent about jasmine, so I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this one. Thankfully the jasmine is muted by the fruitiness of the pear so this comes across as a lightly floral fruity green tea rather than a mouthful of jasmine perfume. The green tea base was nice and smooth. I quite enjoyed this one and I think it would be even better iced!

Flavors: Fruity, Jasmine, Pear, Smooth

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Nichole/CuppaGeek

This sounds delightful!

Inkling

It was a nice surprise!

Mastress Alita

I am not a general fan of jasmine, but I love this one!

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1751 tasting notes

I was so, so excited to see that this was available in the Boxing Day sale from Bird and Blend. It’s a flavor that was offered before I was aware of B&B, and one that I had been desperately wanting to try. I snagged two bags, and they arrived today! I immediately brewed up a cup, and it’s just as I had hoped it would be. Perfect harmony between the jasmine and pear. The green tea is present, but not overwhelming.

Flavors: Green, Jasmine, Pear

tea-sipper

I’m glad you finally got to try it! Their sales are so random. haha

amandastory516

They are super random! I appreciate that though, always something new to try.

Mastress Alita

I had asked them in a comment on the last Tea Elections if they would ever bring this one back for the Tea Elections (not expecting it to ever win or anything) JUST so I could finally order it again. When I saw it in the Boxing Day Sale (and not sold out by the time my overseas self got the e-mail) I about shit myself. Was so happy to get to order a bag. It’s one of my favs… which is saying a lot because I usually really dislike jasmine teas, but love this one!

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1211 tasting notes

May Flowers! This is one of the teas that came in my mega-Bluebird cupboard sale from tea-sipper (thanks, tea-sipper!) and this seems like a very appro-po time to try it!

I can’t drink a plain, jasmine-scented tea as they are just too strong for me and come off to me like drinking perfume because of the aroma, which aggrevates my migraine-head much the same way as standing next to someone wearing too-strong perfume, but I’ve found I’m usually okay with teas that are lightly scented, by blending jasmine teas with other teas, or just including the flower blooms or petals into a blend with other scents and ingredients. When I brewed up this tea, I could definitely smell a jasmine aroma, but it wasn’t the strong, overpowering aroma I got from my experience trying jasmine pearls, it was softer, sweeter, but still very floral.

The taste of the tea was wonderful; this is the kind of jasmine tea I could drink all day! The pear base is lovely; it’s a lighter pear taste than, say, the strong juicy taste of 52Teas Pear Chai, but the jasmine notes come through easily so the two flavors blend nicely. There is the slightest bit of fruit tanginess, followed by a soft, floral sweetness. Overall, I’d say this is probably one of the nicest green blends I’ve tried and really hope Bird & Blend Co. gives it a reboot at some point!

Flavors: Floral, Jasmine, Pear, Smooth, Sweet, Tangy

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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4149 tasting notes

An odd choice for an advent tea today! I forgot it is on B&B’s permanent tea wall now AND I forgot how much I like it. All the ingredients here really meld together into a fantastic cup. Though I’m not sure if it’s because this blend is aged (HOW is my pouch already five years old??!!) or I’m just going to notice it more often now that I have made the connection, the flavor is leaning a little more to that bubblegum pear. But only slightly. Still delicious.
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The notes of this blend are fruity, creamy and sour rolled into one. Is it weird to say that it smells like rhubarb and custard sweets? Probably, but it totally does! Jasmine Poached Pears tastes fruity, with a light jasmine flavour that combines with a tickle of grassy sencha. As a massive lover of jasmine, my heart ached for a strong jasmine note, so the gentleness was initially disappointing. But, the more I worked my way through the blend, the more I appreciated the balance of fruit and florals. Not exactly what I was expecting, but I ended up loving it!

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Flavors: Custard, Fruit Punch, Jasmine

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