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Superfine Jasmine Downy Dragon Pearls Green Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Jasmine Pearls – Region: Fuding, Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Aug. 1st, 2015

This is my favorite jasmine pearls tea that I've ever sampled.

I tried this tea months ago and began writing a review but I realized that I never finished and posted it! Apologies to TeaVivre for the oversight. I had one packet left, so I brewed it up and the tea was as I had remembered it. I was surprised at how...

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Green Jasmine Tea from Heine Brothers' Coffee

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Jul. 31st, 2015

A very bold, strong-flavored Jasmine that is easy to oversteep.

Thank you to RosaMoon for this one, picked up in a shop in Louisville, KY.

Dry leaf is quite aromatic, and unusually dark in color...looks almost as dark as black tea.

Aromatic but not overwhelming. The base tea's character comes through and it r...

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Jasmine Pearls from The Meaning of Tea

Style: Jasmine Pearls – Region: Fujian, China

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 7/10
Apr. 29th, 2015

A decent Jasmine tea, which I think is on the expensive side.

Dry leaf has a very intense aroma, with a strongly floral jasmine scent, and also strongly fruity, with a minty note.

The Meaning of Tea recommended a heaping teaspoon, but I sensed that this tea would be strong for my tastes, so I went easy, using a t...

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BaiYuYa Jasmine Tea from Simply Good Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: Fujian, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Feb. 3rd, 2015

A classic jasmine of good quality, very balanced.

The dry leaf is very aromatic, with a strong floral fragrance that is not too perfumey. The leaf is also quite beautiful, with lots of silvery, downy tips and a few whole jasmine flowers thrown in.

Upon brewing, takes on a much rounder, warmer aroma, a lot like b...

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Jasmine Green from Octavia Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: ?????

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Nov. 22nd, 2014

Another sample from Velvet Sky Bakery in Jenkintown. Wow wow wow, I wasn't prepared to get blown away but I was.

Aroma of the dry leaf, which is quite beautifully formed, is intensely of jasmine, perfumey, and typical for jasmine tea. But it's not until I brew it that this tea shows its true colors.

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Jasmine Green Tea from Bentley's Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: ?????

50 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 5/10
Jul. 27th, 2014

A small, paper tea bag with finely-broken leaf.

Brewed carefully, steeped only 1 minute with about 160-170F water. Produced a strongly aromatic cup, mostly jasmine. The jasmine fragrance smelle a bit unnatural.

Fairly bold, but smooth flavor. Little harshness or bitterness, but very full-bodied. Enjoyable to ...

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Jasmine Downy Pearls from Peet's Coffee and Tea (Peets)

Style: Jasmine Pearls – Region: Fujian, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 7/10
Jul. 17th, 2014

A very bold-tasting Jasmine tea. Tried at my friend Fairleigh's house; thank you for serving this!

Dry leaf is very aromatic, with a strong and pleasing jasmine smell, but also the base tea is evident.

Upon brewing, produces a golden-colored cup with a rich, powerful flavor. A good balance of jasmine flavoring ...

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Bulk Jasmine Tea, Organic, Fair Trade from Frontier

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
May. 13th, 2014

A jasmine tea with a bold green tea flavor and relatively subtle jasmine fragrance. Very different in character from most jasmine teas, but enjoyable.

Leaf is pretty finely broken, grayish green, and slightly curved, looking a lot like lower grades of chun mee.

The aroma of the brewed cup has only a modest jasmi...

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Chinese Jasmine from Bare Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

90 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Mar. 28th, 2014

Outstanding. This was one of the most interesting Jasmine teas I've ever tried. I normally don't think of jasmine as being complex, but this one was multifaceted and I kept finding different qualities in it each time I sipped it.

The tea bag and dry leaf smell almost minty, light, fresh, and cooling.

Upon brewi...

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Organic Jasmine Pearls Green Tea from Wegmans

Style: Jasmine Pearls – Region: China

40 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 4/10
Jun. 24th, 2013

Like the other Wegmans jasmine teas, I found the dry leaf to have a cloying, bubble gum like sweetness.

Unfortunately, I found this aroma persisted into the brewed cup more than I'd like. Something about it screams artificial. I don't know if this tea is naturally scented but it's one of the less natural Jasmine v...

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Organic Jasmine Green Tea from Wegmans

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

47 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 6/10
Jun. 11th, 2013

Dry leaf has a very fruity aroma that I'm not terribly fond of, almost suggestive of bubble-gum. I find it cloying.

Upon brewing, the aroma is similar, slightly less offensive...less floral and more fruity than normal for jasmine, and balanced by some sort of edgy herbaceous undertones of the base tea. Very smooth...

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Organic Jasmine Silver Needle Tea from Wegmans

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
May. 25th, 2013

This one was surprisingly different from the pure, unscented silver needles from Wegmans. I liked it much more. Compared to other jasmine silver needles I tried in the past but did not review, this one was much more aromatic.

The dry leaf smells very strongly like wintergreen, almost suggestive of bubblegum. I fo...

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Jasmine Black Tea from Ahmad Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: ?????

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 8/10
Apr. 12th, 2013

I regularly drink jasmine green tea, and this jasmine-scented black tea was a completely new experience for me. It was very different, and a bit odd at first, but as I've drunk more of it (I'm glad I got a half pound) I've come to like it very much.

Dry leaf has a potent but smooth jasmine aroma. I don't notice mu...

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Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls Green Tea from Teavana

Style: Jasmine Pearls – Region: ?????

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 7/10
Mar. 9th, 2013

This struck me as a solid-quality Jasmine tea, but nothing extraordinary.

Unlike many of Teavana's offerings, it's on the strong side.

Flavor is smooth, but there is a bitter undertone. To me, this tea felt fairly strongly caffeinated. Aroma is perfumey, more than I like it to be. The base tea is very mild and...

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Jasmine Tea Bag from Rishi Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: Hubei, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Feb. 17th, 2013

This struck me as one of the better jasmine teas I've had in a tea bag or sachet, if not the best. I'd compare it against Two Leaves and a Bud's Jasmine Petal, or Novus Tea's Jasmine Tea. I prefer it to both; it seemed more similar to Novus Tea's offering.

Slightly perfumey. Very full-bodied; somewhat astringent ...

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Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea (Mo Li Yin Zhen) from TeaVivre

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: Fuding, Fujian, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Aug. 13th, 2012

Yet another Chinese tea from TeaVivre, of very high quality that is exactly what I'd expect for its style.

Dry leaf extremely aromatic, with an intense Jasmine aroma that is almost overwhelming. Looks like a typical silver needle, very attractive-looking, delicate silvery buds with downy white hair.

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Organic Jasmine Green Tea from Novus Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: ?????

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Dec. 12th, 2011

This is the best Jasmine tea I've had from a tea bag. It is better than a lot of loose-leaf jasmine tea I've tried.

Exceptionally smooth for a jasmine. Floral without being perfumey. Base tea is vegetal and mellow like a very good pouchong / bao zhong. The base tea has a strong floral character and it's hard to ...

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Fairy Lily - Green Tea with Jasmine from Primula Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

33 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 3/10
Dec. 1st, 2011

This one was just odd. The aroma was predominately of olive, like good, strong Kalamata olives. I've had olive-like tones in tea before, and they can be pleasant, but I've never encountered a tea dominated by this aroma.

The olive lingers on the palate, leaving a salty, sour, and savory taste, much like I actually...

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Jasmine Tea from Ronnefeldt

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Oct. 10th, 2011

I was a bit scared after my terrible experience with Ronnefeldt's Japanese green tea, but this one turned out to be quite a few notches up from that one (which was undrinkable).

Average for what I'd expect from a tea bag...drinkable, and perhaps somewhat pleasant, but not terribly exciting...and lagging far behind R...

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Jasmine Tea from Tradition

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 6/10
Dec. 15th, 2010

Very strong floral aroma to the dry leaf. The cup brews a deep golden color, and its aroma is much more subtle than that of the dry leaf. Smooth flavor. Overall character is mellow, deep, but with a metallic aftertaste.

I made three infusions, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, and much longer for the last. The aroma was hig...

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Jasmine Green Tea from Boston Tea Company

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

53 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Sep. 27th, 2010

It's a little unclear from reading the commercial description how this tea is produced. The description describes the traditional process, but the ingredients list "natural flavor" rather than by using the traditional scenting method. Based on the aroma of the dry leaf, it seems like the "natural flavor" method inste...

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Jasmine Blossom Tea (Green Tea) from Stash Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 5/10
Jun. 29th, 2010

The aroma is honey-like, like pouchong tea more than the crisper green tea. Less jasmine in the aroma than some jasmines, but it's definitely present. Mellow and warm.

The flavor, however, is intense: remarkably sweet, but also with a biting bitterness (especially if you brew this one too long). I would recommend...

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Floral Jasmine Green from T (Tealeaves.com)

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: ?????

70 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Jun. 29th, 2010

Exceptionally good. This is without a doubt the best Jasmine tea that I have ever tried from a tea bag, and in quality it exceeds many loose Jasmines I've tried.

Aroma is intensely floral, but purely pleasing...none of the overwhelming or harsh perfumey quality that some Jasmine can take on. The green tea also has...

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Green Tea with Jasmine Tea Bags from Harrisons and Crosfield

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: Blend

50 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 4/10
May. 5th, 2010

I brewed this with water that had cooled down considerably from boiling, but I'm not sure of the exact temperature. Aroma was very floral but not only in a jasmine way, I had the sense that the tea had a floral aspect as well. The jasmine, too, was particularly strong and smooth on this. The base tea actually had so...

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ZJ58: Jasmine Mao Feng from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 5/10
Apr. 20th, 2010

Very strongly aromatic...aroma is sweet, very floral but less perfumey than some Jasmines. There's almost a hint of wintergreen in the aroma. It's also fairly vegetal and a bit fishy. The aroma strikes me as a bit strange and has some unpleasant characteristics to it.

Very smooth flavor, sweet, with absolutely no...

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