Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around it features Tregothnan’s Jasmine Green blend. I’ve loved all of the Tregothnan blends that I’ve tired so far so I knew that no matter what I was in for something special with this blend. If you haven’t read any of my other posts featuring Tregothnan you can find them here.
Sweet – Vegetal – Floral – Fresh – Light
The dry leaves of this blend have a heavy floral aroma mostly provided by the jasmine but a slight vegetal note from the green tea managed to fight its way through as well which I couldn’t have been happier about because it knew from that moment that this was going to be a well-balanced blend. I often find teas with jasmine in them have a dry aroma of jasmine and nothing else and it carries through that way in the taste as well resulting in a floral brew that is sometimes just too much to handle. Aside from the floral and vegetal notes there was a slight sweetness in there as well, while it was very light I’m just still glad it was in there.
Tea Tasting Notes
The aroma of this teas liquor is very floral and has underlying vegetal notes and while it is most a strong yellow in colour it does have an orange tint to it as well. For me this is a perfectly balanced blend and I couldn’t have been happier after trying it for the first time. Since finding out that green tea and jasmine make such a perfect pairing (that I really enjoy) I’ve been on the hunt for a perfectly balanced green tea and jasmine blend and I think I might have finally found it. A lot of the green tea and jasmine blends that I’ve tried so far have been very un-balanced and often there is far too much jasmine used and it completely overpowers the green tea (when steeped hot – I find cold brewing can balance most of them out).
After having to cold brew almost all the green tea jasmine blends I’ve tried so far to balance them out it was nice to steep and enjoy one hot. Overall it had a smooth mouthfeel which didn’t dry my mouth out at all (I find blends with jasmine can sometimes be quite drying). Springily it was naturally quite sweet, and I didn’t need to add anything to it at all which was another change for me as often I need to add a little honey to tone down the florals a little. Overall, I really enjoyed this blend and I’m so thankful I was given the opportunity to try this and I’ll be ordering some more of this delightful blend in the future.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
You can find out more about Tregothnan and purchase their Jasmine Green blend for yourself here. As always Teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.