Jasmine Tea from Twinings

Jasmine Tea from TwiningsJasmine tea is one of my favorites.  I just love its delicate flowery scent and taste.  Twinings is one of the “Grande Dames” of the tea world.  It has produced decent, middle-of-the-road teas for many, many years.  This particular offering is fairly new.  It is 100% organic and Fair Trade certified.

I brewed it with water about 180°F, for about 2 minutes.  The light yellow/amber brew smelled of a good jasmine, neither sickly sweet nor so perfumed it was undrinkable, which are two of the faults that jasmine tea blenders most easily fall into.

Here’s what Twinings says:

Pure and natural refreshing Green Tea lightly scented with jasmine flowers for a delicate fragrance.

The odd thing about this tea was the extraordinary sensation of sourness – like a sour ball – that came with each sip.  It overwhelmed the delicate taste of jasmine.  I don’t know if I was reacting to something or if there was something added to make the tea more piquant, but it ruined it for me.  The aroma was lovely, drinking it was not.


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