After checking some of the local grocery stores for loose leaf green tea, I finally found some at Target. While I was originally looking for a plain green tea the only loose leaf green tea product I could find available was a Jasmine Green Tea. As a plus, the tea was organic which made my decision to try it. I brought home Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea, purchased on sale at Target at $3.38 for 3.4 oz or 96g.
Organic Loose Leaf Tea Drink Review: Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea : Packaging
Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea came in a metal container with a plastic window in the lid. The window allows the buyer to see the loose leaf organic tea in an unopened package. The metal container type packaging of loose leaf tea seems to seal in the flavor much better than bagged tea that comes packed in a paperboard box.
My curbside recycling takes a number of metal food and drink containers, but I’m not sure about the plastic window in the lid. The plastic could be separated from the lid and placed with the plastics and the metal with the metal. I have reused this container to hold sugar. Instead of washing the container first, I allowed the remaining smell of organic tea to add a subtle flavor to the sugar.
Organic Loose Leaf Tea Drink Review: Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea : Ingredients
There are two ingredients in Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea. Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea is made of organic green tea leaves and organic jasmine blossoms. This is a 100% natural product that is also organic. Used tea leaves and jasmine blossoms from this Archer Farms product are also compostable.
Organic Loose Leaf Tea Drink Review: Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea : Easy to make
I decided to make the Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea to go with my Garden Lites Roasted Zucchini Soufflé. Loose leaf tea is easy to make in the coffee maker so I made Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea in my small coffee pot. Read more about making tea in the coffee maker here : Making Tea in a Coffee Maker : Methods for Brewing Tea Using a Drip Coffee Maker.
The directions say this loose leaf green tea can be steeped three times. When I make tea in the coffee maker, instead of steeping multiple times I start with less tea. The number of times the tea can be steeped is a clue to the strength of the tea’s flavor. If you make this organic tea too strong it can be bitter, but you can easily fix that by adding water to your preference. A little of this organic loose leaf green tea goes a long way.
Organic Loose Leaf Tea Drink Review: Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea : Flavor
While brewing this loose leaf green tea in the coffee pot, there was a distinct floral aroma of jasmine in the kitchen. Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea has a nice floral taste, readily identifiable as jasmine. The jasmine complimented the organic green tea nicely, I added some raw sugar for a slightly sweet flavor.
Archer Farms Organic Green Jasmine Tea is an organic loose leaf tea available at Target. This loose leaf green tea can be easily made in the coffee maker. The two simple ingredients of this organic tea compliment each other nicely and go well with a little sugar. The empty container from Archer Farms Organic Tea can be reused as a sugar container. I would buy this organic loose leaf tea product again.