Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tradition Jasmine Green Tea

This is one of my favorite teas in the whole wide world. I picked this up at my local Asian grocer the other day, and it may be one of the best teas I have ever tasted. It's got a very aromatic flavor that tends to fill up your olfactory before the liquid ever even touches your mouth. It's very smooth, and has a subtle and gentle flavor, while still being very distinct and unique. The jasmine tea mellows out the green tea (green tea typically has a pretty strong flavor and aftertaste), and the two flavors work well together to meld into a new, separate taste. I am always disappointed when I finish a cup of this tea, and I usually have to fight the urge to immediately make another cup.

One of the best things about the tea is that the bags are packed very loosely, with an unconventional bag. The bag almost reminds me of pulled cotton (but stronger, obviously), in that the material it is composed of is just loose overall, with large sections of thinner material, as opposed to the usual porous paper tea bags. The looseness of the actual tea combined with the waftyness of the bag really allows the tea to breath and permeate well into the liquid while steeping. Also, the leaves are not finely ground, so the typical "final sediment-filled sip" isn't such a looming threat.

Verdict: Highly Recommended

Also, I want to apologize for missing the update last Friday. Things were kind of crazy for me, and I didn't get a chance to sit down and write a review. To make up for it, though, I intend to post a double update this Friday, so keep your eyes peeled.

But not literally. That's gross.

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