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I usually drink green tea but sometimes I fancy a change. So I bought some Clipper Jasmine GreenTea. This is a green tea which is scented with jasmine blossom. I love the scent of jasmine and wondered how it would be in a tea.
This Clipper tea is from the central highlands of China. China is one of the major tea growing countries and it grows a lot of green tea.
The simple green cardboard box contained a foil inner bag with 26 teabags. The teabags are not bright white in colour as they are not bleached. This, along with the Fairtrade mark, shows that Clipper is aware of ethical considerations.
I used fresh water when making the tea (so emptied the kettle from pre-boiled water and put in fresh). I then boiled it and left the water for cool a bit and come off the boiling temperature as I think it makes better tea. The instructions say to add the water to the teabag and leave for 1-3 minutes to steep. I infused it for about 2 minutes but I wasn't standing next to it with a timer so it may have been a little shorter or longer.
The tea became a pale gold colour. It had a light floral scent which was clearly jasmine and not a generic scent. It tasted of a very light, slightly sweet green tea. It was quite refreshing and calming. I really liked it. I had previously tried a rose flavoured green tea and I didn't like that so I think whether you'd like this would depend on how much you like this particular flower.
A box of 26 costs £1.69 directly from Clipper and it's about the same cost in most supermarkets.
A light and delicate superior green tea sourced from the highlands of central china Scented using freshly picked pure jasmine flowers to provide a refreshing, distinctive and slightly sweet floral character Fairtrade green tea scented with jasmine flowers Unbleached bags of jasmine green tea Clipper products are made with pure ingredients and a clear conscience