Jasmine tea: a labour of love
We proudly source tea that has been handcrafted at a third-generation family tea farm in the Fujian province in China. Producing these pearls is an intensive, time-honoured process – each leaf requires individual hand-rolling to be made into a pearl. A good roller can produce around 1 kilogram of jasmine tea per day.
The rolled pearls are dried, then layered on bamboo mats, alternating with layers of unopened, night-blooming jasmine flowers. Over the course of a night, the flowers open and release their aroma into the tea, flavouring it and giving the heady scent associated with the tea. Removing the jasmine flowers the next morning, the ritual is repeated all over again – this process of scenting is repeated five times for our No.220 Jasmine Pearl tea.
It brews into a delicate, smooth, light green tea with a pleasant jasmine floral aroma. This tea strikes a balance between the green tea flavour and the jasmine scent.
The leaves may be re-infused multiple times. When steeped, the pearls slowly unfurl into long, dragon-shaped leaves, releasing their rich jasmine bouquet. The pearls’ shape makes this beautiful tea easy to measure and dispense.
The key to a delicious cup of jasmine tea is brewing it correctly. When brewed incorrectly, jasmine tea can release a bitterness that makes it difficult to drink. For best results, follow our jasmine tea brewing guide:
- Use 1 heaped teaspoon of jasmine pearls per every 250mL of water
- Heat your water between 160°C-180°C
- Steep your tea for 2-4 minutes, depending on your desired strength
- Enjoy on its own or with a small amount of milk
We suggest taking the time in which it takes you to brew your tea to relax, unwind and reflect. Allow the ritual of making and drinking a cup of tea to calm you and offer you a moment of respite from your busy day.
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