Jasmine Snow Bud “Mo Li Xue Ya” (Teavivre)

Gong-Go Rating:

🌟🌟🌟

Results: Intense natural Jasmine aroma/flavor with an acerbic finish. Heavily scented, the vegetal notes of the green tea were overpowered.

Vendor: Teavivre

Tea: Jasmine Snow Bud – “Mo Li Xue Ya”

Type: Green

Origin: Nanling Tea Garden, Simao District,  Pu’er City, Yunnan Province

Tasting: 8grams / 175°/ 8oz / Rince 5 – Steep 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 (seconds)

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Average number of infusions:  7


 


Review:

The hardest part about writing this blog is providing honest feedback on teas I didn’t like. This was one of them. If you’re a fan of heavily scented teas, it could be the tea for you – me not so much.

While I found the aroma of the dry leaf outstanding and the wet leaf absolutely beautiful, the Jasmine senting overpowered the green tea and I believe attributed its acerbic finish.  While I love floral teas and for a while drank Jasmine Pearls exclusively, I like them to be delicate. I don’t mind the strong aroma, but for my palate, I like something more delicate.

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Produced of the Nanling Tea Garden in Simao. According to Teavivre Mr. Chen knows his stuff.

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Image provide by Croquant

 

When I opened the pouch, I knew this was going to be a heavy hitter as I was immediately reminded of the Este Lauder powder I used to buy my grandmother. To counter what I knew would be an intense tea, I even reduced the tea to water ratio and the water temperature recommended by Teavivre – it was still too much for me though.

I have to say I was intrigued by the Wu Yin Yi Ti process of scenting the tea. I can say the aroma was very natural. I’ve run across Jasmine teas that had tinny medicinal notes. This tea was not one of them.

While it wasn’t the tea for me, if your looking for a strongly scented tea this could be the one for you.


Gong-Go Tasting

Dry Aroma:

⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟

Amazing Jasmine and green grass

Appearance:

⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟

Beautiful silver tips and pale flowers that become gorgeous after steeping

Liquor:

⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟

Pale yellow

Taste:

⭐⭐

Jasmine overpowered the green tea & finished bitter.

Mouth Feel:

Left my mouth and sinus cavity wishing I had drunk something else

Gong-Go Rating Infusion 1 :

Like drinking a perfume counter – no tea notes at all.

Gong-Go Rating Infusion 2 – 3:

⭐⭐

Picking up a few grassy notes

Gong-Go Rating Infusion 4 – 5:

⭐⭐⭐

Slightly more vegetal.

Gong-Go Rating Infusion 6-7:

Slight aftertaste of tin.


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