Reviews

Min River Tea Jasmine Red Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: small, dark
Ingredients: scented black tea
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: small clay teapot (glazed)
Liquor: reddish brown

It’s unusual to see a scented black tea, especially a jasmine one with leaves that are this level of quality. The base black tea was earthy with fruity notes that went really well with the sweet floral aroma. I loved that it did not come across as artificial or perfumy at all. I also noticed a interesting creaminess in the finish but I’m not sure if that was a byproduct of the jasmine. There was just enough astringency to be refreshing without bitterness, even after oversteeping a bit. This tea was only finished being processed last month. How amazing is that? +Min River Tea‘s website explains that this is one of their most expensive teas because it is a new process and requires a great deal of skill. If you’d like to give it a try and are a fan of jasmine, I’d suggest checking out their Jasmine Tea Taster. It gives you a chance to have a little bit of everything without having to make as big of an investment.

Jasmine Red Tea sample provided by Min River Tea Farm.

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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.