Saturday, December 1, 2012
Serengeti Tea Jasmine Green Tea Stick
Leaf Appearance: dark green
Ingredients: green tea, jasmine blossoms
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic tea cup
Liquor: deep gold
This was a run of the mill jasmine green tea. It was vegetal with a hint of floral sweetness. It was not very aromatic and the scenting is subtle so I wouldn't suggest adding sugar or honey. You may remember that I previously reviewed the Pomegranate White Tea Stick from this companie. I had completely forgotten to check out the leaves inside before throwing that one out. I made it a point to open it up this time and all I can say is, those poor leaves! They were very compacted and it is obvious that they had very little room to expand. It is so important that tea leaves have some leg room, otherwise you'll never get the full flavor out of them. I must declare this to be an emergency tea. While it did not taste bad, I'd take a loose leaf version over it any day.
You can find out more about this tea here.
One a side note, today is the first day of my Advent Calendar from David's Tea! You can follow all of teas and my experiences with them on Instagram under #24daysoftea :)