Little Red Cup Tea Company Jasmine Green Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: dark green, few petals mixed in
Ingredients: green tea, jasmine flowers
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: deep gold

This tea was sweetly floral with a pleasant, vegetal finish. There was lots of jasmine flavor but it was not overpowering. A slight creaminess in the mid-palate added a nice softness. There was some astringency but only so much so as to make it brisk and refreshing. The liquor was such a gorgeous golden color that I was very glad I had prepared this tea in a glass teapot. The leaves were every bit as aromatic as they should be. I definitely caught myself sticking my nose into the bag more than once. Jasmine tea is something that I love but don’t get to indulge in often. That being said, I’ve had plenty of examples where the flavoring was overdone to mask a lower quality base tea. Thankfully that was not an issue with this rendition from Little Red Tea Cup Co. I also loved drinking tea from a company I trust that I know is organic and fair trade.

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