hop_goblin wrote:because it has jasmine flowers in it.
Victoria wrote:hop_goblin wrote:because it has jasmine flowers in it.
That is a right-on statement. Funny, but true. With additives in tea you
never know how they are going to react. I have really gotten away from
most things scented or flavored. However I am finding that if you want to
really experience a good floral tea, then start with high quality tea and add
your own florals to it.
Chip wrote:However, if a Jasmine is authentically scented the tradtional way by layering jasmine flowers among quality leaf such as Yin Hao during oxidation, it can be quite nice. And Jasmine Dragon Pearls are amazing, again when authentically scented with flowers. Whenever I have had a commercially spray scented jasmine, I could not even get it past my nose to my mouth. Bleh.
Not sure what the problem is in the OP's situation.
Chip wrote:hop_goblin wrote: Very true chip. My comments were primarly directed to crappy stuff comes in a golden tin
I wonder if I had that too. I got it in a square red can and a square goldish can from a Vietnamese grocery store. The stuff was truly the most vile tea I think I ever had. Impossible to brew.