Monday, August 30, 2010

Boston Tea Company Jasmine


According to the Boston Tea Company, this is a Chinese Chun Mee green tea that has been scented with jasmine blossoms. The leaves were bright green with varied shapes and sizes. There were a lots of whole blossoms mixed in throughout. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker using 175 degree water for four minutes. The liquor was a deep and brassy gold color.

I was surprised to find that this tea was decidedly more fruity than floral tasting. It almost reminded me of pineapple but without the tartness. I’ve never found this kind of flavor profile in a jasmine tea and I would be very interested to find out exactly what it is that made the difference. The second steeping was just as delicious. If you aren’t a fan of the heavily perfumed aspect of jasmine, this blend is perfect for you. I would definitely recommend this tea.

You can find out more about this tea here.

1 comment:

  1. I will have to try this one. I didn't pick up for a sample as I had just tried to many.

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