Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: LeafSpa
A partially fermented green tea scented with sweet, fragrant jasmine blossoms. This tea delivers a strong, perfumed liquor with a robust, piquant vegetal aftertaste.
Origin of Primary Ingredient: China
Certified Organic Tea: Yes
Ingredients: Organic green tea scented with jasmine blossoms
I adore jasmine tea. There is just something so amazing about the flavor of the jasmine flower. It is indescribably delightful. So, I guess it goes without saying that I was very excited to try this jasmine green tea from LeafSpa.
Upon opening the tin, I double checked the label to make sure it was the jasmine tea that I was opening. Normally, when I open a package of jasmine, the fragrance is very strong. But this was not the case with this tin of tea. There was only a very faint jasmine scent. I was worried, to be honest. I worried that this tea would fail to deliver my beloved jasmine flavor.
How wrong I was. Upon brewing, the fragrance intensified. The light green liquor still smelled rather soft in comparison to other jasmine teas that I’ve had in the past, but it was a very pleasant delicate aroma. It brought a smile to my lips. Ah – jasmine!
The flavor is quite different from any jasmine tea I’ve tasted recently. In fact, I can’t recall a jasmine green tea quite like this one. The flavor is subtle. The jasmine flower does not overpower the palate; instead it gently washes over it. This is no ordinary jasmine; it is a softer, gentler, calmer jasmine. What a pleasant surprise.
The green tea brings a vegetative quality to the cup – not strong – rather, it is in perfect balance with the jasmine: soft and fresh.
I really enjoyed this deliciously different jasmine tea from LeafSpa. It is one that would be quite good served iced too, because although it offers a more delicate flavor, that flavor does not mute upon cooling. It is thirst-quenching and restorative – just right for summertime sipping!