18 Dec

Silk Dragon Jasmine | 24 Days of Tea #18

Silk Dragon Jasmine - 24 Days of Tea Day 18Made from premium green tea, our Silk Dragon is a limited-edition treasure. To create it, night-blooming jasmine is gathered in the morning and kept cool all day. In the evening, when the flowers burst open and release their scent, they are placed with the tea until midnight. This is repeated with fresh flowers over the course of five nights, infusing the tea with a most magical flavour. (MK Kosher)

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
green tea & jasmine
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 80°C for 2 minutes

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aroma:

This aromatic green tea is full of lovely grassy green tea notes with just enough floral to dress it up a bit. Light and airy, it is a welcoming and mellow treat.

flavour:

The flavour of Silk Dragon Jasmine is more robust with a stronger green tea presence and just a touch of subtly sweet jasmine florals. I don’t know whether I just happened to steep it perfectly or if it is the effect of the jasmine flowers but this tea has no hint of astringency and is just a touch bitter, enough to balance the floral notes without overpowering them.

15 Dec

Buddha’s Blend | 24 Days of Tea: Day 15

Buddhas Blend - 24 Days of Tea Day 15We don’t like to brag, but we’re pretty sure we just found the key to achieving nirvana. It’s easier than you might think – you’re actually just a cup away. You start with a fresh, delicate mix of white and green tea. Then you sprinkle in a few jasmine pearls for their sweet, floral perfume. Next, you add the unexpected fruity aroma of some beautiful white hibiscus blossoms. Finally? You sit back, relax and take a sip. Heavenly…

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
jasmine & white hibiscus
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 80°C for 2 minutes

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aroma:

Buddha’s Blend has a gorgeous floral aroma with lovely, light, and airy green tea scents and a subtle, sweet fruitiness. Tangerine citrus notes fade into the background but add a nice brightness to this brew.

flavour:

Very subtle at first, the flavour of this tea grows into a great balance of white and green teas that is mellow and relaxing. A heavily backloaded flavour, it starts out very subtle before building to a mild citrus green tea. I may have brewed this one a tad too hot for the first try as there is a bit of astringency to this one that feels like it shouldn’t be there. Overall quite nice but be sure not to brew it too hot and bruise the leaves.