Seeking an alternative to Adagio's Jasmine #12


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Seeking an alternative to Adagio's Jasmine #12

Postby waltcamp45 » Jul 2nd, '06, 14:50

I recently bought a sample of Adagio's Jasmine #12 and have dubbed it the best jasmine tea I've ever tasted.

But it's pricey. Has anyone found a jasmine they like nearly as well but which doesn't cost nearly as much?

Of course, I'll still indulge myself with #12 once in a while. But I'd like to be able to stretch my tea dollars further. Otherwise, my tea cupboard will have Jasmine #12 ... and nothing else.

Only one type of tea? Horrors!

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Postby rhpot1991 » Jul 3rd, '06, 03:10

Jasmine #5 is a good cheaper replacement, though it is no Jasmine #12.

http://www.adagio.com/oolong/jasmine.html

You can also try Jasmine #9, I have not tried it yet though, so I cannot tell you much about it.

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Postby Joe » Jul 11th, '06, 23:58

none of adagio's jasmines are even remotely comparable to jasmine #12. As a matter of fact not many Jasmine teas are comparable to Jasmine pearls in general. I think you're out of luck unless you find a cheaper place to buy jasmine pearls. I'm feeling too lazy to look for you right now. Sorry.
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Postby Daughteroftheki... » Jul 12th, '06, 16:50

Have to agree with Joe, the #12 stands far apart from the others.
While other sites sell the lovely jasmine-scented pearls, I think Adagio has about the best price and quality.

If it helps justify the cost a bit, you should be able to get 3 really nice infusions from the leaves. IMO the 4th infusion is ok, but nothing special - so if I'm making iced jasmine or a big pot, I make all 4 infusions and mix them together to get the most of it.
Even then, that's not enough for me: when they've dried, I grind up the totally-used dried leaves and put them on my plants and lawn. Tea comes from the earth, it should go back to the earth (not wasted in our garbage dumps).
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Postby Graeme43 » Dec 11th, '06, 05:45

rhpot1991 wrote:You can also try Jasmine #9, I have not tried it yet though, so I cannot tell you much about it.
-John


I have and its one of my favorites :D

I haven't tried 12 though so can't compare
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Postby Graeme43 » Dec 21st, '06, 06:33

Graeme43 wrote:
rhpot1991 wrote:You can also try Jasmine #9, I have not tried it yet though, so I cannot tell you much about it.
-John


I have and its one of my favorites :D

I haven't tried 12 though so can't compare


I have now and my 9 tastes close enough to my 12 that i still love 9 :shock:
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