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Not a bad Jasmine tea at half strength!
So if you missed my first review of this stuff, I could barely finish the pot this tea was so strong and floral. I promised I would give it another try though, and today, I finally did.
A little reminder of how it is described on this site –
Here’s a floral-scented pearl of wisdom: Hand-rolling tea is a tradition that began over 1300 years ago, when a Chinese emperor wanted to give an original gift of love. Our gift to you is this organic white tea, lightly scented with jasmine flowers and hand-rolled into delicate pearls that gently unfurl as they steep. Breathe deeply and let your mind – and pearls – expand.
This time around things went much better. I only added one Perfect Spoon of tea to 16 oz of water, and it was nowhere near as potent or as over the top flowery.
I did three minutes for the first steep, and four minutes for the second like last time. I imagine I’ll still get a 3rd steep out of it no problem.
The inital cup was very drinkable. It brought the level of Jasmine down much closer to what I experienced with the Black Jasmine Pearls which is probably one of my top five teas right now.
The second cup was surprisingly potent still, and still quite enjoyable … until I let it cool.
Once it cooled down, just like the first time, the floral flavour went over the top. It wasn’t so strong that I almost couldn’t drink it like the first time, but it was very, very strong, and not very enjoyable to me at all.
Still though, as long as I drink it hot, I think I actually finish this bag of tea which is great – I was expecting that after doing this second review I’d have to find someone to give it away to. I just need to be careful not to let it cool to much while drinking it!
Until next time, happy steeping!