Teabox: Jasmine Jade, Mint Jubilee, and Lavender Spell

Teabox Jasmine Jade, Mint Jubilee, and Lavender Spell

Comparing Thursday is here again! Today, I will be trying two green teas and a black tea. Looking back, I thought these teas would taste good together because each blend had some floral ingredients in them. One way to find out!

 

Jasmine Jade

Teabox Jasmine Jade Green Tea

Description: “A perfumed green tea with a genuine creative temperament.

Review: Since the blend had the word ‘jasmine’ in the name, I was expected the blend to have a floral aroma, but it was actually a mildly grassy. The aroma stayed fairly constant when wet and the leaves turned a pretty olive colour.

The yellow liquor left the mouth feeling a bit dry. There was a jasmine taste, with a mild grassy aftertaste. This was a nice simple green tea with a light floral taste (3/5 rating).

  • Type: Green tea
  • Origin: India
  • Caffeine: Medium
  • Ingredients: Green tea, dried jasmine buds
  • Company: TEABOX

 

Mint Jubilee

 

Teabox Mint Jubilee Green TeaDescription: “Harmonious chorus of sweet and warm flavors; delicate on palate.”

Review: I haven’t had that many blends that had fennel in it, so I was happy that this had a pretty strong fennel aroma. However, the aroma turned slightly herbal and savoury after steeping, almost like basil or smoke.

Since the dry blend had such a strong smell, it made sense that the liquor also tasted like fennel. But, I found it overpowered the other flavours such as spearmint. The dark yellow liquor had a slightly savoury quality. I wish that the fennel wasn’t so strong (2/5 rating).

  • Type: Green tea
  • Origin: Unknown
  • Caffeine: Medium
  • Ingredients: Tea, spearmint, fennel, marigold
  • Company: TEABOX

 

Lavender Spell

 

Teabox Lavender Spell Black TeaDescription: “Because tranquillity can be found at the bottom of a tea cup.”

Review: For a black tea blend, I was surprised that the dry blend actually had a light grassy aroma. After steeping, the aroma was malty and grassy, but there was no lavender aroma. The leaves were fairly broken.

The orange-brown liquor actually had a very robust taste. It was malty tasting with some floral notes. But it didn’t taste like lavender to me. This was a nice malty black tea blend with a hint of floral (3/5 rating).

  • Type: Black tea
  • Origin: Unknown
  • Caffeine: Medium
  • Ingredients: Black tea, lavender, cornflower
  • Company: TEABOX

 

Overall

I generally enjoy Teabox. I find most of the blends are nice and plateable. Next month, I will be trying some chai blends, and surprisingly, none of them have cinnamon, which is great because I have a sensitivity to it. Hope you enjoyed the review!

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