Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tea Review: Garden Party (Tealeaves)

Garden Party
Type: Flavored Black
Origin: China, Yunnan
Product Description: Take a break from the hustle and bustle of your day and transport yourself to a place of serenity by making a pot of our Garden Party Tea. This beautiful blend features a full-bodied palate with a floral finish, and its natural sweetness carries the air of the grace you’d find in any garden party, creating a blooming atmosphere wherever you go.

Our Yunnan black tea is combined with a hint of the heady scent of jasmine – a historical specialty of the northern Fujian province since the Ming Dynasty. Here, the base tea is made from fresh leaves plucked during the spring season. After this has been done, it is kept in cool storage until the arrival of jasmine flowers in the summertime, used to scent the most delicate of teas.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaf aroma is sweet, fruity, and floral

The red infusion has a floral aroma with obvious notes of jasmine and another flower I couldn't easily place.  The taste is moderately astringent and floral with a caramel-like finish.

This tea does give a sense of a springtime garden.  I favored the third infusion where the astringency had become milder and a sweetness had developed.

This tea was received as a gift from a third party.

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