I have been all about floral teas lately and thought it was time for me to check out Qi Aerista’s take on a jasmine green tea. Qi Aerista recently released a tea brewer and also started offering teas as well. After having some pretty delicious floral teas, I was ready to give this blend a go.
Brewed with water prepped at 185 and allowed to brew for about 3 minutes- this tea instantly set the mood with a HUGE burst of floral aromas. And when I say huge, I mean the floral tones are almost overwhelming but I’m one that really digs a floral tea so I tallied forth.
Sat down and enjoyed this tea cuppa after cuppa this afternoon. I wouldn’t say that there was anything that really stood out as amazing on this jasmine spring blossom, but the tea is really good. A solid version of a jasmine green tea for sure. The floral notes are extremely strong and sometimes border on intense but I enjoy that in a tea and would love to brew this tea up as a cold brew for the summer. I bet that is where this tea would shine since you really only get pops of the green tea base here or there.
To give this tea a bit of jazz, I did end up throwing in a bit of butterfly pea flowers and I really enjoyed how the green tea, jasmine, and butterfly pea flower played against each other. Butterfly pea flower has a unique flavor and I really enjoyed how the flavor lent itself to give the jasmine tea a bit of pop.
Just goes to show that even if a tea isn’t something amazing, with just a little of this and a little of that, you can create a marvelous gem!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Qi Aerista
Naturally floral and refreshingly soothing, this Jasmine green tea came from Fuding City of Fujian Province, China. Young leaves and buds were picked in April 2017 and immediately processed into the base green tea.