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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Twinings of London Teabag Green Tea 'Jasmine Green Tea'

Tea Information:
Tea: Jasmine Green Tea
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Twinings of London
Purchase: Here
Description: Pure and natural refreshing green tea lightly scented with jasmine flowers for a delicate fragrance.

Green tea is known for its smooth flavor and refreshing taste. Green teas are made from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same leaves as black tea. Green teas go through a process where the leaves are heated to prevent oxidation while black teas are oxidized for additional color and flavor. Twinings' Jasmine Green Tea is layered with freshly picked jasmine flowers, allowing the tea leaves to absorb the delicate fragrance. The result is a mild and refreshing tea with an alluring aroma.

Ingredients: ?

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: none
Water: 135 F hot water spigot, 1 mug full
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: jasmine, floral, grassy
Steeped Tea Smell: jasmine, floral
Flavor: Smooth floral, followed by grassy
Body: Light
Aftertaste: grassy, vegetal, slightly bitter
Liquor: dark translucent honey brown

Still have the stuffy nose / head cold so things may be stronger than I think.

This was a gift from Janefan.

Not too bad, I also wasn't expecting much from a bagged tea. For a go to bagged tea at work this is a good green tea. I don't think I'd buy this - but I am glad to have a stash of it for now. Next time I think I may sweeten it and steep 2 minutes instead of 3.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: I don't usually resteep at work

Rating: 1/3

Try 2

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: 1 agave nectar stick
Water: 145 F hot water spigot, 1 mug full
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Much better, less bitter, with agave and 2 minutes.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Rating: 1.5/3

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