China Jasmine Special Grade

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561 China Jasmine Special Grade

Teas scented with sweet-smelling Jasmine blossoms have been a favorite in China since the Song dynasty. In the traditional production method, layers of blossom are spread between layers of tea in wooden chests to let the delicate flower scent penetrate the leaves. Some of the petals can then be used to decorate the tea. In China, Jasmine teas are often served with flavorful meals.

Recommendations: Use 1 level tsp. per 6 oz. cup; heat fresh water until it is steaming briskly (180 – 190º F); let steep for 2 min.

Ingredients: Green tea, Jasmine blossoms

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Jasmine and I go way back. It was pretty serious, actually, my first love. We shared so many special moments together. I remember fondly the good memories. I don’t know how we drifted apart. At some point jasmine was my one and only, but my tin ran out. I started hanging out more with masala chai and earl grey, I suppose I got distracted.

Of course we still met every once in a while, and we still had It, you know, that spark. Does it count as a one night stand if you’re still in love? We would be together briefly, but didn’t reestablish our relationship, make it official, until now. Oh, Jasmine, I’ve been a fool!

Since we’ve seen each other last, you’ve matured. Your sweet, mellow nectar is…wait a sec, this is dangerous. This is going to wind up x-rated if I keep personifying tea. Let’s just leave it at that.

The tea itself is mild and sweet with almost no astringency when prepared by the package directions. If there are any real flavors there, it’s covered by the jasmine. The jasmine and the tea actually work really nicely together. I was actually pretty surprised when i realized I could taste both. Maybe it’s a quality thing, but so often you’ll get jasmine tea that tastes like there’s no actual tea in it. I’m not sure how to explain it, but the jasmine is present more of the time than the tea is, but when the tea is there you know it. The jasmine is in the scent, the taste, and the aftertaste, but not excessively in any aspect. The tea is really only there while you’re drinking, and maybe a teensy bit in the aftertaste.

This tea is really fabulous after a meal, especially a heavier one. I had this delicious tofu with sesame oil, but wanted something really clean feeling afterward.

Honestly, I just love jasmine…may we never part ways again.


Did you drink this from your pink Hello Kitty cup?

Great post! Be careful with that “sweet, mellow nectar” talk. :) I love jasmine tea after large meals too. Mmmm…


Yes, actually. _ It was talking about that cup that reminded me to do a review.

Sometimes I forget that my secret identity as a romance novelist can’t be revealed. I almost incriminated myself.


I was going to try to say something clever here, but they all came out being less clever and more just plain dirty.

So I’ll refrain.

Anyhow, jasmine, when done well, is delightful. I’ve had some real clunkers, though, so I’ve learned to tread carefully. This one sounds worthy.

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132 tasting notes

This is an ok jasmine tea, it’s very light on the jasmine flavoring but overall it’s a nice tea and probably a great tea if you prefer a lighter jasmine taste.

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