You could really detect the scent of jasmine upon opening the box. The instructions suggested steeping 1 teaspoon of leaves per cup for 3-5 minutes at 100°C. I decided to forego these instructions and steep for 2 ½ minutes at 80°C. I think 100°C is way too hot for green tea and can result in a bitter brew. I brought my water to a full boil and then allowed it to cool down. After checking with a thermometer for the desired temperature, I poured the water over the tea leaves, which I had placed in a diffuser ball.
The colour of the liquor was golden and the aroma was sweet and fresh like a bouquet of flowers! I liked the taste too which was much like its scent: sweet, fresh, light, floral. There was a slight astringency but no bitter aftertaste. I did a second steeping at 5 minutes which was just as good as the first infusion. A very good tea indeed.
Thank you Marina. Keep the tea freebies coming please!