Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Tea Forté
Lightly steamed “sencha-style” then scented with jasmine blossoms, this fragrant blend is clean and floral with grassy overtones.
I adore Jasmine tea. There is something so luxuriously sumptuous about the flavor – it tastes indulgent and feminine – I feel like royalty when I sip a jasmine tea.
This is a wonderful jasmine green tea from Tea Forté. The aroma when I first opened the package was a bit more subtle than I expected a jasmine tea to be, and the fragrance of the liquor is even softer. A bit disappointing, because the bouquet of the jasmine is one of the things I find most enjoyable about drinking jasmine tea. I love to inhale its essence deeply before I take a sip and this practice greatly enhances the experience of drinking a jasmine tea.
But, I will say that there is something about the scent of the liquor … it’s almost intoxicating, even if it is a bit softer than I’d like it to be.
The flavor of this tea is remarkable. The fresh Japanese Sencha base is a little grassy, but it is a soft grassy taste and complements the sweet, floral jasmine very nicely. The tea has a slight edge to it – just barely sharp – that cuts through some of the sweeter notes and gives this jasmine tea a nice dimension.
Overall, a very pleasing jasmine tea.