I almost wish i hadn’t purchased so many of these DavidsTea teas–they’ve been so disappointing. Live and learn I suppose.
According to the website, Silk Dragon Jasmine (organic) is a mix of spring-pluck Greens from Jiangxi and Fujian, scented with night-blooming jasmine. Jasmine-scented Greens have a long tradition in China and although I’m not myself partial to Jasmine (it usually gives me a headache), they are easily the most common Chinese tea the world over.
Thankfully Silk Dragon Jasmine isn’t as over-the-top heady with perfumed jasmine. Rather it has the aroma and color of a jasmine and lilac bouquet, not unlike many of the display days i reviewed earlier in the year. Keeping with the DavidsTea trend we’ve seen, Silk Dragon Jasmine has a dimmer, paller Green taste with a hint of peppermint. In texture, two Greens have a prickly, if less distinct, mouth-feel. It’s really not bad for what it is.
- Aroma – 94
- Taste – 93
- Texture – 92
- Spunk – 94 (kudos for organic)
- Rarity – 97 (i doubt i could replicate it with all organic ingredients)
- Availability – 91
- Appearance – 93
Mean score – 93%
An interesting tea.