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Té Tea Sweetest Jasmine Pearls Tea produces a wonderfully scented tea that is grown and harvested in Fujian, China across the straits from Taiwan. A favorite in Northern China, where it is customary to serve Jasmine tea as a welcoming gesture to guests, it is the most popular scented tea in the world. Flowers and teas are mixed in environments that are temperature and humidity controlled with the best mixes getting scented up to seven times or more using twice as much jasmine as tea. The incredible aroma of Té Tea Sweetest Jasmine Pearls along with its remarkably light, floral taste and finish will keep the senses aroused and keep you smiling long after your cup is empty.
To capture the high quality taste of loose tea without the mess of infusers or tea balls, Té Tea has created a line of bags that allow for the best extraction from their whole leaf teas. Their nylon tea sachets provide plenty of room for the tea to unfurl and allow extraction of the most flavor. The attractive gift box contains 15 individually-wrapped and sealed sachets.
About Jasmine Tea:
Jasmine tea is tea with added jasmine flowers. It originates from the time of the Song Dynasty (960–1279). Normally, jasmine tea is based on green tea or white tea. The resulting flavor of jasmine tea is subtly sweet. It is the most famous scented tea in China and has been a specialty 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. Jasmine tea produced in the Chinese province of Fujian, enjoys the best reputation.
Tea leaves are 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.