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China Jasmine Green Tea

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5 ratings
Picture of China Jasmine Green Tea
Brand:Foojoy
Style:Jasmine Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Teabag

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 14, 2010

Commercial Description

Green Tea Naturally Scented with Fresh Jasmine Blossoms.

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57 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
(3 reviews) on
This tea reminds me of a lot of the cheap teas they serve for free at old school sit-down Chinese restaurants.

The color is faint red, green-brownish, like what you'd expect from cheap green tea. It is only mildy aromatic of jasmine, has a hint of sweetness, a smooth mouthfeel with little bitterness (when steeped properly).

It is nothing special or noteworthy in my opinion, and is quite inferior in terms of complexity compared to some other Foojoy teas I've had. However, there's a certain comforting character to it (perhaps due to nostalgia) that gets me drinking this with dinner or post-dinner.

As Alex mentioned, when steeping, I would recommend using slightly cooled water, as overly hot water will leave a very piercing bitterness.

In terms of price, this is a very cheap tea, and I bought a box of 100 bags for around $5-6.
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67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
(23 reviews) on
For my first cup of this tea, I used water that had just finished coming to a boil, and then I accidentally forgot about the cup for at least five minutes. It turned out very nicely, though. The tea brews to a deep golden color, and is very fragrant. The aroma is essentially similar to other jasmine teas I have had. The taste has appropriate fruitiness and sweetness, and is very smooth. Overall, I would say this is a good tea and a nice value.
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53 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(6 reviews) on
This was acceptable, but I was disappointed with the flavor and weakness of the aroma compared to Foojoy's other teabag teas that I've tried. The value was o.k., but the flavor could have been better. I agree with Alex's review, which recommends a longer brewing time.
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57 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
(1331 reviews) on
Weak Jasmine aroma, even relative to other teabag Jasmine teas. Flavor is sweet, gentle, with almost no bitterness and with only a hint of sourness. Aroma is honeylike, like a pouchong, but weak and not terribly interesting.

This tea scalds very easily if brewed with water that is too hot. Be sure to use water well below the boiling point. I find it works well to brew for 2 minutes for a light cup, or 3 or more minutes for a richer cup.

Like Foojoy's other teas, I find this to be a great deal...it's so inexpensive, and it's not good. But it's also not really a top-notch tea...it's just as good as you can get in teabags for this price. The one thing that stands out about this particular Foojoy tea is its sweetness. It's hard to find teas that are naturally this sweet without spending more money and buying loose tea.
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40 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
(33 reviews) on
OK, it's been a long time since I've had this tea but I remember it being really disappointing and bitter. Foojoy strikes me as the cheapo brand of chinese teas.. hit or miss.
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