Looking for a Jasmine Tea

These teas can resemble virtually any flavor imaginable.

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Re: Looking for a Jasmine Tea

by Cyphre » Mar 4th 11 4:52 pm

Know if you can just get the jasmine flowers by themselves anywhere?

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Re: Looking for a Jasmine Tea

by Chip » Mar 4th 11 5:04 pm

Cyphre wrote:Know if you can just get the jasmine flowers by themselves anywhere?
You can certainly grow your own.

Dried jasmine buds sold by TeaSpring bare no resemblance to the jasmine scent we enjoy in naturally scented jasmine teas. They actually made me feel queasy too ...

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Re: Looking for a Jasmine Tea

by Cyphre » Mar 4th 11 6:12 pm

Chip wrote:
Cyphre wrote:Know if you can just get the jasmine flowers by themselves anywhere?
You can certainly grow your own.

Dried jasmine buds sold by TeaSpring bare no resemblance to the jasmine scent we enjoy in naturally scented jasmine teas. They actually made me feel queasy too ...
That's not good.

I was just curious because I am dedicating a yixing duanni pot to jasmine pearls (I know I don't need to use a yixing and all that. I do it cause the girls at work think it's cute plus I like it). I just finished seasoning the pot and I was thinking of doing another seasoning round but this time with just jasmine flowers to see if I can infuse the pot with that jasmine smell even more. I don't want to use oils or scented sprays on it. Plus even better would be to just store some of the jasmine buds in the little box where I keep the pot.

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Re: Looking for a Jasmine Tea

by JRS22 » Mar 4th 11 11:47 pm

The pearls are scented, not flavored. There are teas that have some petals mixed in - I've seen it referred to as modern style - and I find that steeping the petals adds a flavor I don't enjoy. I would hazard a guess that storing the pot with fresh petals would mimic the technique used to scent the tea.

I also have a yixing pot that I've devoted to Jasmine. I received it as a gift years before I began drinking tea, and it's very pretty but maybe not up to the high standards of the yixing experts on this board. I like the idea that over the years the jasmine scent will intensify.

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Re: Looking for a Jasmine Tea

by PeterDruker » Nov 1st 18 9:45 pm

Paulie1972 wrote: I took a cruise with some friends last month on Disney Cruise lines, ship- Sensation. We had an afternoon tea and I had a loose Jasmine tea that was amazing. It was incredibly floral and rich. Unfortunately I neglected to get the name of the brand of tea before the cruise was over and I was wondering if anyone knows what it might have been or if they know a Jasmine that fits the description. I have purchased several Jasmine teas recently and have been terribly disappointed with the low quality of the tea and the scent of jasmine overall. I am looking for one that is very fragrant and well infused. For me, a Jasmine tea is ALL about the jasmine. Any help would be much appreciated.

Paul
Hi Paul,

I have tried so many Jasmine teas over the past few years and have been disappointed so many times… :(

They are either: a- not tasting anything (you wonder why it is called “jasmine tea”), or b- artificially flavored with Jasmine perfume giving an aggressive taste (ever tried to drink perfume?).

Real Jasmine tea is made with a green tea base (sometimes with oolong) and then scented with real fresh jasmine flowers petals (please, please, no “natural flavours”!!). Cheap imitations are manufactured with artificial jasmine flavors sprayed over cheap quality green tea leaves.

But finally, I did find the one that I love! :D
It is floral, rich, with a beautiful jasmine flavor, organic and without any so called “natural flavorings”: https://www.parigotte.com/shop/organic-jasmine-tea

Hope it helps!

Peter