Silver Needle Jasmine from Rishi Tea

Jasmine Silver Needle

Jasmine Silver Needle

I love jasmine tea.

There is just something about that amazing fragrance of jasmine, so soft and sweet and uniquely floral with a flavor that translates perfectly from the scent.  No other flavor of tea (or, more accurately:  scented tea) sends me on the enchanted journey as jasmine tea does.

If I were abandoned on an island I would wish for a jasmine tea to accompany me, and most likely, before trying this tea, I would have requested a jasmine pearl.  However, after trying this stunning white jasmine tea, I might just have to alter that request.  This is truly lovely!

Rishi Tea | Facebook describes their Jasmine Silver Needle Tea as

White Tea buds harvested from the Fuding Da Bai varietal infused with the fresh flavor and aroma of jasmine flowers according to a totally natural process that uses only freshly picked jasmine flowers and expert tea mixing, sorting and drying techniques. Refreshing, soft and subtle with sweet flavors, smooth white tea body and a lofty floral aroma.

Because the flavor of white tea is just a bit more subtle than the green pearls, it offers the perfect canvas for jasmine to create a tasteful masterpiece.  The sweetness of jasmine is allowed to shine through … making this tea a truly exotic and completely delightful experience.

With the second infusion, the jasmine flavor has mellowed significantly but is still present.  With the milder jasmine notes, the tea flavor plays a more dominate role in the flavor profile.  White tea is generally a whisper soft flavor, but these silver needles possess a bit more body than a typical white tea:  slight grassy undertones accompanied by a smooth almost Green Tea sweetness.

If you love jasmine tea, this tea is a definite MUST try!   I highly recommend it … and I definitely have a new favorite white tea!


One Comment

Terry

Good review, although, my favorite silver needle is from Ocean of Tea. You can check it out here: Silver Needle Tea :)


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