Jasmine Dragon from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Zhena’s Gypsy Tea

Product Description:

WELCOME TO THE FRAGRANT AND DELICIOUS REALM OF AROMATHERAPY. This tea is the result of carefully crafted blending, to ensure that the essential harmony of the botanicals healthful properties yield a superb tea experience.

Full bodied green tea, scented many times with fresh jasmine. As the jasmine flowers blossom at night the tea is laid under a bed of petals, gently and naturally marrying the fresh aroma with the leaves.

Ingredients: Organic, High Grade Yunnan Green tea emboldened with the scent of jasmine.

Taster’s Review:

Alright, I admit it, I held off on trying this jasmine tea for a while.  Not because I dislike jasmine teas, I love them.  I held on to it because I wasn’t really expecting it to be much different from other jasmine teas that I’ve tried.

But it is.  The green tea base used here is a Yunnan green, which lends a slightly spicier note to the cup.  It’s a little less fruity, a little less sweet and buttery, and a little more peppery.  It’s a little less vegetative as well.

What does all this mean to the jasmine?  It means that this tea base allows different aspects of the jasmine flavors to come through.  This jasmine tastes a little sharper, a little bolder, and a little less wispy soft.  It has a much more solid taste with a sharp floral note.  It might even be classified as a perfumed kind of taste, but not in an icky Aunt-Martha’s-cheap-perfume-in-my-teacup kind of way.  It has a pungent, luxurious taste.

This is exquisite!

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