Teavana Jasmine Tropica

Teavana Jasmine Tropica is my first exper­i­ence with the brand, which doesn’t have stores in Australia. Some time ago, my late uncle sent over this green tea and green rooibos blend fla­voured with straw­berry and peach pieces, sun­flower and blue mal­low petals, orange peels and jas­mine blos­soms. And to date, it is not only my favour­ite tea by Teavana, but also a stand out in my vast col­lec­tion.

Steeping 2.5 grams of loose leaf in 200 ml of 80°C water for 90 seconds yields a pale golden orange liquor that’s crys­tal clear with a sweet malty aroma. This malty fla­vour of green rooibos is prom­in­ent in the head before the sweeter veget­al notes of the green tea emerges in the body, fol­lowed by trop­ic­al notes of lus­cious straw­berry then earthy peach before flor­al notes of jas­mine fin­ish the sip. A malty straw­berry fla­vour lingers with a slight astrin­gency in the after­taste. The sweet­ness of this tea is subtle and nat­ur­al, mak­ing it a joy to sip as an iced tea on a humid summer’s day.

This bag of Teavana Jasmine Tropica con­tained 57 g. It was packed in the United States of America and gif­ted by fam­ily in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2011.