JASMINE GREEN TEA
Tea scented with jasmine flowers has been a specialty in China since the Song Dynasty ruled over 800 years ago. The Jasmine plant is believed to have been brought to the world from China sometime during the Period of Disunity (220-589).
The jasmine plant is grown at high elevation in the mountains. The jasmine tea produced in Fujian province, China enjoys the best reputation.
It is harvested in the spring and stored until early summer when fresh Jasmine flowers are in bloom. Jasmine flowers are picked early in the day when the small petals are tightly closed. The flowers are kept cool until nightfall. In the early evening when the flowers begin to open, the tea is blended with the Jasmine flowers and stored overnight. The night blooming Jasmine flowers then open and release their fragrance into the tea. It takes over four hours for the tea to absorb the fragrance and flavor of the jasmine blossoms; this process may be repeated for as many as six or seven times. The tea absorbs moisture from the fresh Jasmine flowers so it must be re-fired to prevent spoilage.
Product Origin: China
Ingredient: Tea Leaves
Tea Type: Flower Scented Tea
Tea Intensity: Orange Yellow
Fragrance: Jasmine Flower
Taste: Mellow & Refreshing, Slightly Bitter
Brewing The Perfect Cup
Tea Ware Selected: Porcelain or glass
Amount of Tea: Filled the porcelain or glass teapot with 1/4 full of tea leaves
Water Temperature: 75°C - 85°C
Warming Up Brew: Once or None
Brewing Time: 1st brew about 20 seconds, 2nd brew about 15 seconds, 3rd brew about 15 seconds
Storage: Keep away from sunlight, heat, moisture