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Adagio Teas Jasmine #9 Oolong Tea Review

A Tea Straight From the Flower Garden! A Great Mood-Lifting Tea!

Summary : A tea that truly smells, and tastes, like a flower garden! The jasmine leaves in this tea mesh perfectly with oolong tea leaves, giving this tea a beautiful fragrance and a wonderful taste.

Review : So here it is. Midnight. Early-December. It's cold. It's dark. And for whatever reason, my mood is dark. My spirits down. Why? Who knows. But for whatever the cause, I wanted to uplift my mood a bit...so off I went to my increasing collection of exotic teas. At first I wanted a sweet tea, perhaps dusting off a good peppermint tea. But...I wanted something different. Something I haven't tried before.

Jasmine #9 Leaves

And so I opened up several tins of teas I recently bought from Adagio Teas. I wasn't in the mood for black tea, so I put those back. I then noticed a tin of oolong tea that said Jasmine #9 on it. Interesting...if only because I had not the first clue what was in it.

So being curious, I popped the tin and was greeted by the very sweet and rather potent fragrance of a flower garden! Yes...just what the doctor ordered. Flowers on a cold and dark Nevada December night. I felt my spirits lift and the cloud over my mood began to move on.

This tea, confession time, was my first Jasmine Tea. So what is a Jasmine Tea, or more specifically...what is jasmine? Simple...it is a tea that contains tea leaves (such as black or oolong) that has been infused with jasmine flowers. Or, a Jasmine Tea can simply be a tea that contains nothing but jasmine flowers, too. But in the case of Adagio Teas Jasmine #9 tea, it is a oolong tea that has a hefty does of jasmine flowers infused into the tea itself.

Here is the description of this tea as provided by Adagio Teas : "Oolong tea from the Fujian province of China infused with the delicate scent of the night-blooming jasmine flowers. If you enjoy jasmine tea, we urge you to try the sublime taste of its well-made varieties. Our 'Jasmine Suite no. 9' is the finest grade Yin Hao tea, perfectly suited for special occasions. It melts into a cup of sweet fragrance and delicate jasmine notes. You will be hard-pressed to find anything so sublime."

To me, this particular tea will forever be known as the "flower garden" tea. The reason for this is simple...it is the first tea I've ever tried that truly tasted and smelled like a flower garden. And a real good flower garden at that!

I really don't know how to describe the wonderful taste of this tea. It's light. It's sweet. It's subline. Pick your adjective, I guess. But however you choose to describe it, this tea is just wonderful on the taste buds.

And, oh my, the fragrance of this tea. You smell it when you open the tea container. You smell it when you brew it. And you smell it when you drink it. That very sweet and pleasant fragrance of summer-time flowers...in this case, jasmine flowers.

Ultimately, this, at least for me, is a mood-uplifting tea. It's a tea that takes you back to summer with its beautiful color and flowery taste and fragrance. So if you like flowers, or better yet, jasmine flowers...I assure you, you will love this tea as much as me. If you don't, well, something is just plain wrong with you!

Recommendation : Yes. Down mood? Dark thoughts? Dead of winter? Hmm...pop open this tea and that will all be forgotten for a while. The beautiful fragrance of this tea will simply wisk you back to the warm days of summer. And the flowery taste of this tea will keep you there, even long-after the tea has been consumed, as the after-taste just lingers on and on and on. So if you like a flowery tea, or need a tea to wash away evil thoughts, run over to Adagio Teas and grab yourself some of this delightful tea!

Tea Information and Brewing Instructions

  • Tea Reviewed : Oolong Jasmine #9
  • Manufacturer : Adagio Teas
  • Available from : Adagio Teas
  • Type of Tea : Oolong Tea
  • Leaf Type : Loose Leaf
  • Date of Review : December 4th, 2006
  • Tea Rating :
  • Brewing Instructions : Pour 6-7 ounces of water heated to 180 degrees over leaves. Let brew for 3 minutes.

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