Jasmine Daughter Rings is a green tea from Nature’s Tea Leaf, an online seller of loose leaf tea. This tea is hand rolled into rings.
FYI, Nature’s Tea leaf two types of this ring-looking tea: Daughter Rings Green tea and the Jasmine version I’m reviewing today.
DRY LEAF: This tea is so cool looking – 100% why I wanted to try it. So much fun! The rings are all rolled into rings. I tried to unravel one and it crumbled. It was like “NO! I only steep in rings!”
Jasmine Daughter Rings teaspooned onto a plate. Kinda looks like a tire pile. (I will not photoshop flames!)
All perfectly hand rolled!
I started to play with the dry leaf, as if I was like a 2 year old with a handful of Cheerios.
Oh, Daughter Rings smells like jasmine.
STEEPED: The leaves steeped are pretty cool after steeping.
Jasmine Daughter rings really held onto their shape even after steeping! Pretty neat! I’d love to steep this tea in a glass tea pot and watch the rings unfold.
Oh, the tea produced? Haha, I guess I am rambling too much on those funky leaves!
Kind of a roasted and vegetal smell along with jasmine. Undersaturated green/brown colour of steep.
I steeped this tea for 1 minute with 175F water.
TASTE: Vegetal, almost roasted taste with jasmine floral weaving in and out. The aftertaste gives me a hint of dryness. I would rate this Jasmine ring tea as a 5/10 on the Floral-o-meter – you can taste the floral, but it’s not overpowering or like drinking liquid perfume. Dryness? 2/10 on the Astringent-o-meter. With that said, I would not over steep or use hotter water for this tea. I personally would try a lower temperature next time.
RESTEEP: The colour came out even lighter. The floral is still there and kicking, but the taste is much more astringent I’m not a fan of dryness, so I did not enjoy this resteep. 6/10 on the Astringent-o-meter – it’s obviously dry, too much for me to enjoy, but I’ve had worse.
COMMENTS: Jasmine Daughter Rings is a very beautiful and entertaining tea! Big marks for appearance and entertainment value! Pretty good first steeping with Jasmine Daughter Rings, and I’d probably never resteep this tea. I found the taste to be pretty basic and not much wow factor, but I think the fun appearance makes up for it. I would personally give this tea out as gifts, or serve it in a glass pot to impress others.
Looking for a pretty looking tea with a nice level of floral? Give this one a shot!