Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jasmine Tea

Remember my ''thai restaurant'' post and my fascination with jasmine tea? I ordered some on Ebay. I know, it sounds terrible ... ordering tea on Ebay. But I got it and I already tried it and I can't figure out if it's the thing I wanted or not. I'm such a mess even my tasting buds don't work as they should.


Look, it came in a pretty bag!



I'd still appreciate any recommendations where to buy good jasmine tea. Well, at first I have to find out if there is such a thing as jasmine tea or is that just a green tea flavored with jasmine... Eh, whatever. Please, let me know if you have any info about that.

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Thanks for looking!

17 comments:

  1. tea looks great and it isn't crazy at all to order stuff like that from ebay, I order some japanese sweets and ramen and some food from UK too, it makes me so happy to eat various tasty food which can't be bought here since I don't cook and it's hard finding any half made food here except pizza, lasagne and frozen meat :p

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  2. I am a tea JUNKIE and jasmine is one of my favourites. Some places will do a dodgy and just add some jasmine tea to green tea because its cheaper, but real jasmine tea is made of the dried leaves and flowers of the jasmine plant (which is a beautiful and lovely smelling plant in itself!). You can also get "Pearl" or "Tears" Jasmine which involves taking a cutting of the flower with a few leaves and stalk attached and wrapping them all up into little balls to dry.
    I also love rose (tiny dried rose buds), wild crysanthemum (again the dried buds), ginseng oolong (great for energy), white tea (not as bitter as green), japanese green (although I have yet to find the real stuff outside of japan) and the non-asian turkish apple, chai and english breakfasts!

    I buy from china town in Sydney, Hong Kong, or if I don't mind paying a bit extra at www.t2tea.com.au, but I'm pretty sure they don't ship outside Australia! Have a look on the site anyway as they have lots of info on how to brew tea properly - the trick is using 80degree water (not 100) and washing the tea with that water before brewing.

    LONG comment, but HTH!

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  3. Nea/ fashioned in FinlandMarch 25, 2010 at 11:04 PM

    I LOVE Jasmine Tea! I buy mine from Hong Kong Airport (with my chinese, I haven't found a good place to buy it from China :P). It might be more expensive but quality is great <3

    Tomorrow I'll be in Hong Kong again :)

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  4. I wouldn't even know what I ordered... =) Japanese sweets sound good though.

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  5. Thank you so much for this information! I guess this isn't ''the real'' thing. Will keep looking. I also like english breakfast. Try Irish Morning if you can get it, it's one of my favorite black teas.

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  6. Ok, what's this Hong Kong you're all talking about? *confused*

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  7. I responded to your earlier post, but I guess it got lost in the shuffle. You need to look for Jasmine Pearls..I love mine, I get it from www.tenren.com...its called "pearl jasmine"..I hope they ship to you!

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  8. I'm like that with green tea. I'll like the stuff in sushi bars, but if I buy a box and make it myself, it tastes like grass clippings. :(

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  9. Nea/ fashioned in FinlandMarch 26, 2010 at 6:53 AM

    LOL, I'm going to Hong Kong today :D

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  10. There is such a thing as jasmine tea and that's yasmine flowers. Sometimes they sell them as buds, so you basically drop the flowers into hot water. What we're usually getting is jasmine-flavored green tea and it doesn't taste the same.

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  11. I love jasmin tea <3
    Nihrida, sporoči mi, ko izveš, kje bi se ga dalo dobiti ;)
    Trenutno pijem Cha - Dragon pearl , pa to ni to...

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  12. But, isn't that green tea?

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  13. Hehehehe I don't know what grass clippings taste like, but I do know what you mean. =)

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  14. Yeah, that's why I'm in a desperate search for jasmine tea that's not green tea...

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  15. Bom sporočila! =)

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  16. It is and it isn't. Its called green tea (because the stems and leaves), but the "Jasmine pearl", is just the Jasmine flower with the stems and leaves rolled up...the Chinese call almost all teas "green tea". Send me your mailing address and I'll send you some in a baggie, that way you can try it without buying a whole bag :)

    alesia60614@yahoo.com

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  17. *blushes* Thank you for the compliments! I've always admired your blog and to have you mention mine...*is blushing again* Thank you!

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