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Jasmine Tea - Green or white?

Green
3
43%
White
3
43%
Both
1
14%
 
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Postby Suz » Sep 18th, '13, 13:04

I'm a Jasmine tea fan. I've had a few different varieties. I was wondering if others prefer the green or the white.

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Postby sherubtse » Sep 18th, '13, 13:44

What about a "Neither" option.

Perhaps I am in the minority, but I dislike jasmine teas of all sorts. In fact, I dislike flavoured teas of all sorts. Again, a minority preference, more-than-likely.

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Postby Suz » Sep 18th, '13, 14:41

sherubtse wrote:What about a "Neither" option.

Perhaps I am in the minority, but I dislike jasmine teas of all sorts. In fact, I dislike flavoured teas of all sorts. Again, a minority preference, more-than-likely.

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The option in that case is not to vote. I hadn't consisted anyone would express their dislike of jasmine tea. I'm surprised you posted.

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Re: Opinions Please

Postby debunix » Sep 18th, '13, 16:01

My preference in Jasmine tea is mostly to do with the strength & quality of the Jasmine flavoring--when it's too strong, even if naturally derived, I feel like I'm drinking perfume and it's unpleasant. When it's naturally scented and done with a light touch, I enjoy both occasionally. The delicacy of a nice silver needle seems fundamentally a little better suited to jasmine in principle, but in fact the best jasmines I've had have been rolled green tea versions.

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Re: Opinions Please

Postby sherubtse » Sep 18th, '13, 17:22

Suz wrote:
sherubtse wrote:What about a "Neither" option.

Perhaps I am in the minority, but I dislike jasmine teas of all sorts. In fact, I dislike flavoured teas of all sorts. Again, a minority preference, more-than-likely.

Best wishes,
sherubtse


The option in that case is not to vote. I hadn't consisted anyone would express their dislike of jasmine tea. I'm surprised you posted.


Yes, perhaps I should not have expressed an opinion on this issue. The topic is for those who like jasmine teas, not for those (like myself) who don't.

My apologies.

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Re: Opinions Please

Postby ole » Sep 18th, '13, 18:37

debunix wrote:My preference in Jasmine tea is mostly to do with the strength & quality of the Jasmine flavoring--when it's too strong, even if naturally derived, I feel like I'm drinking perfume and it's unpleasant. When it's naturally scented and done with a light touch, I enjoy both occasionally. The delicacy of a nice silver needle seems fundamentally a little better suited to jasmine in principle, but in fact the best jasmines I've had have been rolled green tea versions.

I strongly agree with you there. Although scented teas are not my favorite at all, I can enjoy a cup of jasmine every now and then. But just as you said, sometimes if it is too dominant it feels like you're drinking perfume. Not all that pleasant.

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Postby edkrueger » Sep 18th, '13, 18:48

The chopped up green ones without much jasmine taste –because it sometimes comes with dim sum.

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Postby Chip » Sep 19th, '13, 07:34

Green(ish). Some put Jasmine pearls in with oolong/pouching. I very rarely reach for a jasmine anymore, but if I did, it would be Jasmine pearls.

And it must be the traditionally scented versions versus the flavored ones which make me queasy just thinking of them.

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Postby Jspigs » Sep 19th, '13, 07:41

debunix wrote:My preference in Jasmine tea is mostly to do with the strength & quality of the Jasmine flavoring--when it's too strong, even if naturally derived, I feel like I'm drinking perfume and it's unpleasant. When it's naturally scented and done with a light touch, I enjoy both occasionally. The delicacy of a nice silver needle seems fundamentally a little better suited to jasmine in principle, but in fact the best jasmines I've had have been rolled green tea versions.


This exactly.

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Postby mcrdotcom » Sep 21st, '13, 19:56

Silver needle jasmine, when delicate and as said previously, not like drinking perfume is a wonderful digestif or late night relaxer! Green jasmine reminds me of Chinese restaurants and would purely be a digestif for me! However I enjoy both but only when my head or stomach needs nursing :)

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Re: Opinions Please

Postby Suz » Sep 21st, '13, 20:34

Thanks for the replies. :)

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