Looks like I’ve reached the end of my stock on this one. So I tried to brew it a little different.
Now, I’m not a huge fan of scented teas, herbal teas, or blends. I’ll be honest, I’m a bit of a stubborn purist. But I do like this Jasmine tea. It’s got a great taste and an unmatched mouth feel.
Time to experiment.
The Red Blossom website instructs you to use 195 degree water and steep for 2 minutes. This does a really good job of bringing out the exceptional Jasmine aroma and taste. I wanted to see if I could pull out a little more of the Da Bai white tea characteristics.
So, I pulled the temp down to just below 190, and brewed it a little shorter. It worked. The Jasmine flavor is a little more subtle, while the nutty, woodsy, crisp and clean characteristics of the white tea base were able to shine through. For the second steeping I am going to pull the steeping time all the way down to 1:30 to see if I can get even more of those wonderful Da Bai characteristics to sing through.
I’m not sure if I like this better, but it’s nice to be able to change it up and get different characteristics out of the same tea. Different characteristics, I might add, that are still incredibly delicious.