Butterfly Jasmine

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Green Tea
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 37 oz / 1082 ml

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Delicately floral, with a sweet seductive aroma, this jasmine green tea is perfection. Handpicked tea leaves from the Fujian region in China are layered with fresh jasmine petals for a sweet floral aroma, then shaped into pretty little butterflies that unfurl as they steep. It’s a rare reserve green tea that might be the finest jasmine we’ve ever tasted. Treat yourself.

Ingredients: Chinese green tea from Fujian Province, scented with jasmine flowers.

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DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

69 Tasting Notes

1184 tasting notes

Whoohoo, 300 notes!

I figured I had better make my 300th note something a little special. I am loving jasmine teas more and more. And this one is super expensive and it is rolled into pretty butterflies. I used my little gongfu pot just so that I could watch them uncurl. I steeped western brewing though.

This is silky, smooth, and sweet. Not bitter or overwhelming. Better than their Silk Dragon Jasmine. But…..not as good as Teavivre’s Jamsine pearls, and it is nearly 4 times the price.

I will save this tea when I have time to watch it uncurl. And when I need a special treat!

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Look at you! Making colored text and all! Congrats! Most of what I have learned to do on my iPad, I learned on this site! I haven’t managed color text, though!


Congrats on 300!!!


Thanks ladies!
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Congrats to you on 300 notes!! time flies when your drinking tea!


I have tried, but it doesn’t seem to work on iPad. See?




Okay, so I just tried it in email and iMessage and it still doesn’t work there, but at least it worked here!


lol, well at least it worked here


Happy 300th Review!


Congrats! 300!!! Wow! Keep it up! :)


w00t congratulations!


Congratulations! =)


Thanks everyone!


Yay for 300!

Andrew P. Rice

I see you steep it 3 min, usually I steep no more than 1 min when I steep other Jasmine teas otherwise they get bitter. But when I steep these they are bland. DO they need more time because of their rolled nature? Would you recommend I give it the full 3 min?


I always follow the recommended steeping parameters the first time I steep a tea and then change it based on my preference. I would probably go a little less thean the full 3 ’minutes for this one though (especially since you usually only brew for one minute) but I do find it took a few more seconds for them to unroll than pearls or regular Jasmine tea

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87 tasting notes

Having an absolutely atrocious week. Between being attacked in a public bathroom for using what the person thought was the wrong one for me to be using (and then having security called to escort me off the premises for being a “pervert”, ugh), coming home to find one of my cats had passed away and her sister having completely lost her mind (that was Monday, it’s now Thursday and she STILL hasn’t touched her food or water…), followed by being blamed for the cat’s death, my dad leaving the province for work for the week so I don’t have anyone on my side, and then being too broke at the moment to afford to put enough gas in my car to go see my pony…ugh….Tea is my only comfort right now…

Once again, I found myself reaching for my tin of Butterfly Jasmine to console me. I wasn’t in the mood for the SweeTart profile of my usual Bear Trap, but didn’t feel like a full bodied black or pu’erh, and something about oolong didn’t appeal to me. So it came down to this, Sencha Ashikubo, Gyokuro, and my Japanese Sour Cherry green tea from Silk Road. For whatever reason the jasmine won.

It’s as beautiful as ever, lightly sweet, floral without being perfumey, and a lovely green base. I really do love it, but it’s not really doing what I’d hoped it would. sigh Back to moping around and hoping nothing else goes wrong I guess. At least I didn’t ruin my tea?


big big hugs
I wish I could make it better for you!


I don’t even know how to offer you comfort. People can be cruel, but you are strong enough to grow from this.


I hope your cat recovers soon.

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25 tasting notes

Is it strange that I feel pretty drinking this tea?

I have never had any luck with Jasmine tea until this point. Bagged teas had an unfavorable bitterness at the end, so I took a chance and sprung for some real whole leaf tea.

The aroma of the tea makes me feel as though I am smelling the flower itself (which is particularly pleasing in the winter time)! The leaves are lovingly rolled into cute butterfly shapes that fold out while steeping, creating a wonderful show while you wait 3-4 minutes for your tea to be ready.

The actual flavor of the tea tastes like I imagined a good cup of Jasmine would be. Its floral simplicity is sweet, yet not heavy on the tongue. The green tea base complements the flowery fragrance to allow the Jasmine to really be the humble star of the show.

Like Beckara’s review, I agree this tea tastes like a lot of love and care went into it. Whenever anyone asks me what I am drinking, I simply say, “love”. :)

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

That’s definitely one of the tea I will bought for my next order! But, I wonder… Do you have enough tea for the price?

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Because there’s the Dragon Jasmine which I will bought if that’s not worth the price!


I think if you’re a real Jasmine tea lover, this might be worth investing in for a treat :) I used about 4-5 butterflies per cup (which doesn’t even weigh 1g according to my scale, so a 25g bag will make quite a few cups!)
While I’m not a Jasmine tea pro, I did enjoy the simplicity of this tea! If Jasmine was one of my favorite teas, I would consider re-ordering this :)!
If nothing else, David’s does provide a sample of the tea in their green sample box titled “The World Tour” _

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836 tasting notes

This tea has a very prominent Jasmine taste and scent which fills the mouth and the sinuses.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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96 tasting notes

It smells like perfume, but in a good way!

There is something very delicate about this tea. It reminds me of David’s Orchid Oolong in the way that, once again, you can taste the flowers but they aren’t overpowering. I’m not a big fan of green tea, as I’ve said on more than one of these reviews, but I’m beginning to think that I’m just not a fan of BAD green tea, because this is just smooth and delicious.

It tastes like it was made with love.

195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 45 sec

What sort of green teas did you not like? Just curious.


Not sure of the names, but just some generic loose leaf gunpower green teas, and the teas that I’ve gotten over the years in various restaurants or boxes of tea bags that I’ve bought whenever I’m reminded that green tea is supposed to be good for me…bland, vaguely fishy tasting green teas.


I know that at restaurants they can use the wrong water temperature (boiling, lol). Have you tried any loose leaf green tea that was gross?


One Gunpowder blend that I think my old roommate made, I remember it just because the leaves opened super big and were a pain to get out of my tea pot, but I’m thinking it might be a water temperature thing more than anything else.

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19 tasting notes

Pretty good. As other reviewers have stated, this is definitely better than Silk Dragon Jasmine. This is perfumey and light-tasting, so much so that at times I thought I was drinking Jasmine Silver Needles. The two taste very similar, though I haven’t been acquainted with Butterfly Jasmine long enough to recommend one over the other. The first steep had a floral and vaguely fruity taste and a nice aroma. After the first steep I had to run out and do errands, so I left it in the strainer to hang out until I returned. Upon steeping it again, the tea had the strangest taste, jasmine at first and then resin and pine needles. Whaaaaaaaat?

A picture of Butterfly Jasmine hanging out in my new mug: http://instagr.am/p/SgqguXykX9/

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5 tasting notes

Jasmine-scented green tea is the crutch by which I hobble through winter. My daily poison is Jasmine Pearls or Dragon Tears, and so all Jasmine-scented green teas are rated by how well they compare to that standard.

Jasmine Butterfly is made of small bundles of Jasmine-scented tea leaves, which have been packaged into a whimsical, vaguely butterfly-like, shape. These bundles are more loosely formed than rolled pearls, look perhaps twice the size of rolled pearls, and possibly contain a similar quantity of tea. Unlike pearls, there is no leaf bud included in the bundle.

Due to the looser packaging, these butterflies unfurl into perfect, distinct, whole leaves. The colour of the leaves is a nicely uniform pale green, and there is no sign of mechanical clipping (i.e., the claim that these are hand-clipped is probably true!). The leaves are trimmed near the base of the blade (with minimal stem attached), and are more mature than the leaves used in Dragon Tears. These bundles are certainly more labour-intensive than the rolled pearls, which may explain why this tea is more expensive than Dragon Tears.

I find the nose and flavour indistinguishable from good Dragon Tears — light, and floral, and green, and soothing, standing up well to multiple brewings. It is more visually appealing than pearls, but most of that appeal is lost in the strainer of my celadon cup. I would buy this as a gift, but due to the price, I’ll stick to Dragon Tears for my own drinking.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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83 tasting notes

Really enjoyable. Really light. Really smooth.

This one have a taste which is really close to the white tea but perfumed with jasmine. You don’t really need that much quality to appreciate a jasmine tea… But, for some special occasion you can taste it and just, relax and enjoy this paradisiac taste.

So, keep a little 25g of this one for very special occasions and buy a full 100g bin of Silk dragon jasmine and you’re gonna be happy.

It’s a tea to try for the jasmine tea lover, but there’s not a lots of difference in the jasmine taste. The difference is in the tea taste (close to a white tea) and the smoothness of this one.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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3 tasting notes

All I can say is WOW!! Very light, amazing aroma, very decadent. Costly, but very well worth it. I vas sceptical about trying it, but I am so glad I did. Reminds me of days gone by!!

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94 tasting notes

I am really enjoying this tea. I used to only get it as a to go tea from David’s but decided to buy a small amount (It is expensive) to have at work with me. It is great in the afternoons when I have had to deal with lots of people on the phone who want me to do lots for them and not much for themselves and am generally irritated at the world. Butterfly Jasmine makes the world a happy place again and I even resteep it. The second steep isn’t near as good but has enough remnants of the first to make it still amusing just not fully happy.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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