orange jasmine tea
by tea forte (1 review)
origin: various regions
price level: $$$$
Jasmine scented green tea is one of the classic teas one might have in a Chinese restaurant. Pairing superbly with salty and spicy foods, Jasmine Green complements without overpowering. Jasmine blossoms open at night, and release all of their fragrant oils within hours. Jasmine pickers spend the entire day carefully hand plucking only those buds set to bloom that same evening. Rapidly harvesting thousands of buds that are perfectly poised to bloom is a feat of remarkable dexterity and concentration.
Not what I hoped for, strong vegetal and somewhat bitter flavor. Very little floral or citrus flavor.