Adagio Teas Jasmine Silver Needle

Jasmine Silver Needle from Adagio Teas
Photo: Adagio Teas

The dry leaves had the appearance of a typical silver needle but the jasmine aroma was very apparent. I made this tea in a porcelain gaiwan using 180 degree water and one minute infusions. I also made it in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 185 degree water for four minutes. The liquor was a very pale yellow. I find the smell of jasmine intoxicating so I spent several minutes just taking in the aroma of this tea.

I was pleasantly surprised at how delicate this blend was. The subtle flavor of the silver needle was there as was the jasmine. Jasmine is a tricky thing because it is very easy to overpower your base tea. It was naturally sweet with no astringency. My second infusion was a bit more vegetal but just as delicious. There wasn’t very much difference when I tried this tea in the Breville Tea Maker instead. This versatility is one of the things I love about silver needle. I would definitely recommend this tea.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.