Flowering Jasmine Teas (Fairy Lily)

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Brand:Primula Tea
Style:Jasmine Tea
Product page:Flowering Jasmine Teas (Fairy Lily)

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 13, 2018

Commercial Description

...green tea leaves coupled with the fresh, fragrant taste that comes from fresh jasmine flowers that only bloom in early spring.

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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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I have only one other Green Tea with Jasmine to compare this to, and that one is a teabag presentation by Numi. As far as flavor goes, Primula's Fairy Lily has a very different character. While Numi smacks you in the face with outstandingly fresh jasmine perfumes, this one has a soft, gentle, floral, potpourri fragrance that I can't put my finger on, but it reminds me something of the old-fashioned rose water smell of my grandmother's linen closet with notes of warm apple pie, banana bread, caramels, ripe summer fruits, and a whisper of cinnamon.

Flavors can vary depending on water, length of brew time, temperature, etc., but I found mine to be warming and sweet. The first brew was rather weak and thin, so I would give it at least 6 to 7 minutes to fully unfurl and release its flavor. The second infusion yielded a deeper caramel color and aroma. A splash of cream and raw sugar added more body.

There was no astringency to speak of and even my children enjoyed this brew very much. It went over exceptionally well paired up with hot, buttered cornbread fresh out of the oven.

I received this flowering tea as part of a teapot gift set. My whole family is enchanted with the flowering tea experience, the presentation is delightful, and we are all learning a lot about tea.
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Reviewer pic33 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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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 just munched on some actual Kalamata olives.

I made two infusions, each of three minutes. The tea was slow to infuse, and was not wholly unfurled after the first steeping, but was completely unfurled one minute into the second steeping. The first cup was very light with nothing other than olive in the aroma. The second was much darker, and had a much more tea-like flavor. It was still dominated by the olive-like tones, but now had a noticeable tobacco-like quality and some toasty tones as well, with only a hint of jasmine. It left a metallic taste on the palate and was a bit more bitter and sour.

Bizarre, just bizarre. And I would not drink it again.

But the bloom was really beautiful.
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