drank Jazzy White by Jayida Ché
1256 tasting notes

This blend has some pretty divisive ingredients in it, namely the hibiscus. The hibiscus is not hidden or pretending to be something else in this blend, nor is it added merely for the colour effects; it’s one of the main stars and it’s proud! It’s tart-sweet, almost metallic, and charmingly red-pink in hue. The ginger also provides a sweet note before jeering off into territory that’s as zesty hot as the hibiscus is tart. The gentler and quieter notes of sweet Mango, floral Jasmine and almost invisible but subtle floral White Tea kind of ground things a bit through the sip.

Second steep smooths out the hibiscus and ginger. Jasmine and a fruity sweetness from both the mango and hibiscus have more rein. Beyond the noticeable subdued ginger and floral jasmine flavours, there are fascinating notes, ranging from red berries, lemon, and even cardamom.

There’s a lot going on here, but the result is a complex cup that moves through mercurial phases of sour, spice, sweet, floral, and even the faintest hint of creaminess. I’m kind of a fan at this point and anticipate that this will be a favourite porch tea in weeks to come. You know.. when I need to pretend I’m at the spa. It’s definitely going to be cold brewed but I imagine I will drink it hot an equal amount of times.

Steep Count: 2

Flavors: Cardamom, Cream, Floral, Fruity, Ginger, Hay, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Lemon, Mango, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Mastress Alita

I love hibiscus ginger teas. Great cold brewed in the summer, and hot for a bad cold (vitamin C from the hibi and ginger for the throat) during the winter.

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Mastress Alita

I love hibiscus ginger teas. Great cold brewed in the summer, and hot for a bad cold (vitamin C from the hibi and ginger for the throat) during the winter.

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My favourites are teas like Milk Oolong, Silver Needle,and Japanese Sencha/Gyokuro, or fruity and floral flavoured ones. However, I generally enjoy ALL the teas, including a good old cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast blend.

FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS/NOTES:

DESSERT FLAVOURS
Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan, Butter

FRUIT & BERRIES
Citrus Fruits, Passionfruit, Banana, Pineapple, Melons, Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Elderberry, Persimmon, Rhubarb..

SPICES
Ginger, Turmeric, Clove-forward chai, Cardamom

AROMATIC & HERBACEOUS NOTES
Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mints

FLORALS
Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, etc.

VEGGIE/GRAIN NOTES
Spinach, Grass, Hay, Cucumber, Rice, Sweet Potato

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:
Stevia, Apple, Cocoa Nib, Almond, Licorice, Cinnamon-forward blends, Chinese Sencha

Subjective Rating System:
I don’t give a lot of low ratings out, since a) I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me, and b) I don’t have a lot of strong dislikes.

90-100: Favourites. The Desert Island Teas.
80-89: Loved teas. Possibly staple-worthy.
70-79: Good teas, but I’m less likely to repurchase. Minor quibbles.
60-69: Ok teas. Likely a few preference and/or quality issues.
50-59: Cup of meh. Will do in a pinch.
11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea.
1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, an unholy abomination. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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BC, Canada

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