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jasmine – The Year of Tea

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Episode 029: Jasmine Pearls

Mmmm…jasmine pearls. In my regular rotation of teas, jasmine pearls is always there. Tightly rolled little nuggets of green tea dusted with the scent of jasmine blossoms? I’m sold. And for value, you can get several steepings from a few teaspoons.

These jasmine pearls from Ocean of Tea are something you definitely need to try. Try brewing in a glass teapot and watch the leaves unfurl!

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Episode 060: Strawberry Misaki

Blooming teas are just as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palette. Picture this: an intricate ball of tea unfurling underwater to reveal a beautiful flower arrangement. Check out this time-lapse video of Teavana’s Strawberry Misaki “flowering”!

This particular flowering tea contains jasmine and lily, which play well with the delicate white tea. The strawberry flavor is very light, so try this with a bit of honey. Unfortunately, Teavana no longer sells this particular blooming tea. But I will be reviewing more of these in the future!

Episode 108: Jasmine Tea

I forgot I even had this tea! This box of Yamamotoyama’s jasmine tea was way in the back of my tea cabinet, but what a great find. This tea is a blend of souchong (a black tea) and jasmine blossoms.

This is a really well-balanced cup of tea! Of course, it’s very fragrant because of the jasmine, and pretty robust for a bagged tea. Yamamotoyama sells in the U.S. through Amazon, so if you want to give it a try, check out the link below. I think you’ll really enjoy this tea!

Purchase Yamamotoyama’s Jasmine Tea

Episode 191: Oolong Orange Blossom

This Oolong Orange Blossom tea blend from Shasta Loose Leaf Teas is a peculiar blend. Although oolong is in the name, the blend is actually a mix of black, green, and oolong teas, along with jasmine petals. Let’s give it a taste!

You know what this tastes like? Yamamotoyama’s jasmine tea! The Ceylon black tea really overpowers any other subtle flavor qualities the other ingredients in this blend may have, and that makes it tastes pretty basic. It’s not a bad tea, but I’m not picking up on what I thought I’d get from the name of the blend. Your mileage may vary.

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Episode 232: Three Flower Bouquet

I know it’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a blooming tea, but I definitely plan on reviewing some more in the future. Let’s start with this lovely Three Flower bouquet from Tea Laden! This lavender and green tea blossom contains amaranth, jasmine, and lily.

This is a tasty tea! The three flowers come together to produce a light marzipan flavor with a bit of a starchy aftertaste. Blooming teas tend to be light on flavor, but not this one!

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