This image almost shouldn’t have any further commentary, but here we are. Today’s Tea Tuesday focuses on Teavana’s Jasmine Oolong, which is one of my personal favorite green teas. Much like the previously mentioned Cream Earl Grey (review forthcoming), this is one of my “Work/Commute/Personal Life is Hectic and/or Bad Therefore Tea” teas. It’s one of those teas where you sit back after your first sip and go “Oh yeah. That’s good.”
As you can see from the picture, the tea is hand-rolled into tiny, aromatic pearls that unfurl as they steep. The website describes the tea as being a “[w]ell balanced infusion of crisp orchid and sweet jasmine with a clean finish.” In addition to a well-blended and rounded flavor between the soft jasmine and the oolong, it’s incredibly aromatic, so you get the added benefit of a beautiful scent as well as a lovely taste. It’s relaxation in a cup.
As you can see, it has a light yellowish-green color, which is lovely against a white bone china teacup.
Another shot, showing off my Fortnum and Mason’s teacup in its signature eau de nil design with a golden butterfly motif. SO much love here.
I get this stuff by the half pound. THAT’S how much of it we need to keep it around. Highly recommended for all times of day. It’s currently listed as out of stock on the website, but you can go to any Teavana store and find it behind the counter with all the other teas. Go up and ask for a whiff; you won’t regret it.