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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Kusmi Tea Loose Leaf Green Tea 'Jasmine Green Tea'

Tea Information:
Tea: Jasmine Green Tea
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Kusmi Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: This Chinese green tea flavored with jasmine blossoms is a classic and perennial favorite. Perfect with a meal or enjoyed alone in the afternoon.
Ingredients: Green China tea scented with jasmine blossom.

Steep Information:
Amount: 7
Water: 1200ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: toast, floral, jasmine
Steeped Tea Smell: floral (jasmine), vegetal
Flavor: minty, vegetal, bitter
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter, burnt
Liquor: Translucent yellow-orange-green

mint? where did the mint come from? needed less leaf or less time, was going with 1.5tsp/8oz

Water: 1200ml at 175°F for 3 minutes
lighter, less bitter, better, no mint

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

I purchased this product. All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

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