Silk Dragon Jasmine ~ DavidsTea

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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.

  1. Aroma – 94
  2. Taste – 93
  3. Texture – 92
  4. Spunk – 94 (kudos for organic)
  5. Rarity – 97 (i doubt i could replicate it with all organic ingredients)
  6. Availability – 91
  7. Appearance – 93

Mean score – 93%

An interesting tea.

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve never been too happy with David’s teas teas, but I have a travel mug (or four of them) from there I love. Their customer service is great, too. I had a tea I was mislead about the ingredients on (milk oolong that was flavored, but labeled as tea only) that I really didn’t like. The website had indicated flavored, but the packaging did not. I just asked for clarification on if it was flavored our not. They sent me a whole new tea and a bunch of samples. Too bad I didn’t like any of the teas.

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  2. Thanks for the input! I think of DavidsTea and TeaVana (probably their biggest direct competitor in the States) as sort of a novelty. They’re popular with their demographic and often have interesting fun ideas, but to my mind they’re more of a footnote in the industry.

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