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?

MY DUDE. THIS IS SO HARD TO ANSWER BECAUSE I HAVE SO MANY

*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

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT WAS TO NARROW IT DOWN
*sobs*

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! 

xoxo

Jordan