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Jasmine Tea from Sahara’s Supplies

Jasmine Tea from Sahara’s Supplies

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Pouchong

Where to Buy:  Sahara’s Supplies on Etsy

Company Description:

Pouchong green tea from Fuzhou, China, scented with jasmine petals.

Taster’s Review:

I adore jasmine tea!

This jasmine is a little different from a typical jasmine green tea, because the leaves are Pouchong.  Pouchong teas are sometimes classified as green tea, but, they are actually an Oolong tea, because they are lightly oxidized.  I usually classify a Pouchong as separate from both green and Oolong teas, because even though it is “technically” an Oolong tea, it isn’t a typical Oolong.

I like the differences that the Pouchong tea brings to this cup.  The flavor is smoother and richer.  There is very little vegetative flavor, instead, there is a light nutty background that offers an interesting contrast to the sweet jasmine flavor.  This has a nice floral taste, but is less sharp than what I might experience with a jasmine green.

This tea is delicious served hot or iced.  If you choose to serve it iced, I do recommend adding a small amount of sweetener to punch up the flavor a bit, but, if consumed hot, it doesn’t need sweetener, it has a beautiful flavor without it.  Of course, if you prefer a sweeter tea, I would recommend a drizzle of honey with this one.  I like the way honey compliments jasmine!

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