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Another sample from Kawaii433. Thanks, yo.

This is definitely a high quality jasmine tea. The jasmine is very natural and not overwhelming and the aroma is softly fruity jasmine. The base tea struck me as a white tea rather than a green because of the flavors. The jasmine perfectly integrated, matching well with the fruity tea. No distinct flavors to the base tea but it was a good balance of tones including peach-apricot-cantaloupe, hay-seed-grain and a nectar sweetness. A light aftertaste, mouthwatering mineral qualities and complementary astringency urged me to continue sipping. Very clean light body that could be made thicker by steeping a little longer which I found out by oversteeping.

3.4g, 8oz, 160F, 4 steeps western

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Cantaloupe, Grain, Grass Seed, Hay, Jasmine, Mineral, Nectar, Peach, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kawaii433

I ‘m so glad that you & Cameron enjoyed this. I don’t like Jasmine too much :( but it was still yummy to me. I prefer it goes to people who can really appreciate it. <3

Kawaii433

Tea-sipper did too <3 (just under another product name hehe)

tea-sipper

YES I did. I actually sent an e-mail to Jason about combining the actual tea entry and the one I mistakenly created, but Jason said the tea combiner isn’t working for now. So hopefully one day it will be fixed.

Kawaii433

:) Tea-sipper

derk

Kawaii433, thanks again :) It’s one of the best jasmine greens I’ve had. I could go for a bit stronger jasmine aroma but what was there worked splendidly with the fruitiness. You might like to try Whispering Pines’ Alice since it’s a Yunnan black tea base. The depth of the black tea, to me, seems to keep the strong jasmine from going too floral.

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Kawaii433

I ‘m so glad that you & Cameron enjoyed this. I don’t like Jasmine too much :( but it was still yummy to me. I prefer it goes to people who can really appreciate it. <3

Kawaii433

Tea-sipper did too <3 (just under another product name hehe)

tea-sipper

YES I did. I actually sent an e-mail to Jason about combining the actual tea entry and the one I mistakenly created, but Jason said the tea combiner isn’t working for now. So hopefully one day it will be fixed.

Kawaii433

:) Tea-sipper

derk

Kawaii433, thanks again :) It’s one of the best jasmine greens I’ve had. I could go for a bit stronger jasmine aroma but what was there worked splendidly with the fruitiness. You might like to try Whispering Pines’ Alice since it’s a Yunnan black tea base. The depth of the black tea, to me, seems to keep the strong jasmine from going too floral.

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Eventual tea farmer. If you are a tea grower, want to grow your own plants or are simply curious, please follow me so we can chat.

I most enjoy loose-leaf, unflavored teas and tisanes. Teabags have their place. Some of my favorite teas have a profound effect on mind and body rather than having a specific flavor profile. Terpene fiend.

Favorite teas generally come from China (all provinces), Taiwan, India (Nilgiri and Manipur). Frequently enjoyed though less sipped are teas from Georgia, Japan, Nepal and Darjeeling. While I’m not actively on the hunt, a goal of mine is to try tea from every country that makes it available to the North American market. This is to gain a vague understanding of how Camellia sinensis performs in different climates. I realize that borders are arbitrary and some countries are huge with many climates and tea-growing regions.

I’m convinced European countries make the best herbal teas.

Personal Rating Scale:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.

89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again.

79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.

69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.

59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.

Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s pu’er, I likely think it needs more age.

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