Friday, October 21, 2011

Joy’s Teaspoon Sun Kissed Jasmine

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: thin, very green
Ingredients: Sencha, Lung Ching, green Yunnan, Pai Mu Tan, flavoring, rosebuds, rose petals, mallow blossoms
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: Deep gold

If there was ever a romantic looking tea this would be it. I loved the visual impact of the tiny rosebuds and flower petals. The aroma of this tea was floral and surprisingly fruity. Overall the flavor profile of this tea was fairly complex and well balanced. The taste was sweetly delicate but the jasmine was much more subtle than I was expecting. There was a hint of papaya and citrus flavor that added a pleasant dryness to the finish of each sip. As it cooled the flavors actually became more pronounced so this would probably make an excellent iced tea. I can see why this blend is called "sun kissed", all of those flavors reminded me of spending a warm summer day in a garden. I would definitely recommend this tea.