jasmine silver needle

someone-who-believed  asked:

You are an awesome writer! If you are still answer the get to know the blogger thing can you tell me some of your favorite teas?


*DEEP BREATH* I mean -
1. Kusmi Tea’s Euphoria, obviously
2. Fortnum and Mason’s Jasmine Silver Needle
3. Taylor’s of Harrogate, English Breakfast


Overwatch characters and their favorite teas
  • Genji: cherry blossom green, gentle & fragrant
  • McCree: roasted chestnut, deep, dark, & rich
  • Pharah: ginger root, bracing & invigorating
  • Reaper: black needle, wiry & complex, with an undertone of sweetness
  • Soldier 76: albert square blend, subdued & hearty
  • Tracer: vanilla thrilla, a zesty & sprightly herbal
  • Bastion: blooming green tea, a unique leaf that gradually steeps to a full blossom
  • Hanzo: houjicha, smoky & tenebrous
  • Junkrat: black spice, tangy with a fiery aftertaste
  • Mei: milk oolong, sweet & creamy
  • Torbjörn: iron silk puer, earthy & full-bodied
  • Widowmaker: earl grey white tip, a classic for refined tastes
  • D.Va: gyokuro, light & vigorous
  • Reinhardt: fireside spice, sweet, seasoned & robust
  • Roadhog: lapsang souchong, thick & smoldering
  • Winston: chocolate stout, a dark & velvety herbal with a liberal amount of marshmallows
  • Zarya: starfire licorice, brisk & electric
  • Lúcio: sweet sarsaparilla, spicy & vibrant
  • Mercy: juicy ginger mate, pleasant & saccharine
  • Symmetra: thiashola estate, sleek & clarion
  • Zenyatta: jasmine silver needles, soothing & tranquil
Teavana's Jasmine Silver Needle

Okay, so someone requested that I do a review on jasmine pearl tea, and I said of course! Thinking I had some (because at one point I did!) buttttt, I already drank the sample a while ago .-. SORRY. It’s also been a very off day for tea review so bare with me haha.

Silver needle gets it name because you can see all the silvery hairs on the tea! Smell wise - this tea is saturated with Jasmine. 

So here is where I kind of messed up. I forgot to refill my kettle so I only had 16 oz to steep with and almost twice the amount of tea needed! Then I forgot to set my timer and was snapping away, so I quickly recovered and set it for 2 minutes as a rough estimate. This tea mighttt be slightly understeeped but that’s okay because Jasmine Silver Needle can get bitter fast! Normally - steep this tea at 175F for 4-5 minutes.

Mmmmm I can still smell so much jasmine! This tea comes out with a soft pale gold color.

Alright ladies and gents, this is where personal tastes can really differ. I am not a huge jasmine fan and this tea is absolutely saturated with it. First sip comes in with a nice delicate floral taste but finishes with a strong bite of jasmine. It almost tastes like I am sipping on tea flavored jasmine perfume. A slight chemical note is present, which really deters me from making this an every day tea. In order to combat this, I would just have less leaf to water ratio and try steeping it for a shorter time. If you are a big jasmine fan, this tea will be great for you! It also calms down a bit as it goes cold.

My list of tea is here. If you have any questions comments or concerns please feel free to send me a PM! Want to decide which tea I review next? Don’t hesitate to ask!