Tea: Chinese Jasmine

A Jasmine Tea from Bare Tea - O Organic

Picture of Chinese Jasmine
Brand:Bare Tea
Style:Jasmine Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Sachet
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Product page:Chinese Jasmine

Review of Chinese Jasmine

AromaFlavorValueTotal
8 of 105 of 55 of 590 of 100
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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 brewing, this cooling quality comes out: the cup has the usual jasmine aroma, slightly perfumey, and with slight minty tones. The base tea though has a very bold presence in the aroma. I think the base tea comes through more in this tea than in any other jasmine-scented tea I've tried.

The base tea is herbaceous and slightly bitter, smelling of leaves and vegetables, but there's also a very pleasant toastiness to it, especially in the finish.

Quite singular.

Strong flavor. Bare Tea recommends a 2 minute steeping, and I agree, I could maybe do an extra minute but otherwise I think it would be too strong. A great thing though is that this tea resteeps very well when the first infusion is brief. It's cold now, so I haven't tried brewing this as an iced tea, but I can also see it making a very good iced tea.

This tea has my top recommendation.

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