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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Objective Tea Loose Leaf Green Tea 'Jasmine Pearl'

Tea Information:
Tea: Jasmine Pearl
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Objective Tea
Purchase: Here
Description:
Origin: Yih Ling Yih, Taiwan (3900 ft)
Cultivar: Moli Lu Xiang Pian
Cultivated: 2009

Breathing in the rosy aroma of jasmine never seems to get old. This green tea, flavored with young jasmine flowers will have you brewing tea all day long. Jasmine is used as a stress reliever in traditional Chinese medicine, and taking in the sweet scents of jasmine pearl you will know why.


Steep Information:
Amount: 5 tsp, entire sample
Water: 1200ml filtered water 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL (green, mild)
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Jasmine
Steeped Tea Smell: jasmine
Flavor: floral, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: floral
Liquor: translucent green-yellow

These were more oolong than pearl looking.

Not a bad jasmine tea, very light and delicate.

Rating: 2/4 leaves


Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing






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