I had this tea in a coffee shop that was great so I got them to show me the bag and ordered right then. The tea I got was just average green tea, no jasmine at all. Disappointing to pay for that.
Fresh, green tea leaf has been delicately and repeatedly scented with the petals of jasmine flowers to create a soothing and satisfying cup of tea that goes well with food.
The scenting process for this tea is traditional. Multiple scentings have been done to gain a soft & natural aroma and flavor. The green tea leaves are consistent and well made. This provided a good base for taste, then scenting and lastly, the wonderful flavors in the cup.
It was made in Fujian Province which is noted as the birthplace of jasmine teas. It is a traditional style jasmine green. The particular varietal used for this tea has very absorbent leaves. Once harvested, the leaves are partially dried. They then wait for the harvest of the jasmine flowers which comes later in the summer. The leaves absorb the scent of jasmine creating the sweet cup so many have come to enjoy and cherish.
The flavor of this jasmine tea is soft and natural. It is smooth on the palate and has a nice lingering taste of jasmine.
For 8 ounces of water, use a rounded teaspoon of leaves in water temperature of 185-195 degrees F. Steep for two minutes and taste. If you'd like more flavor, let the leaves steep for 3 minutes.