DescriptionThis unfermented tea, with its delicate cup, pale celadon liquor, and conspicuous palate, is ideal for the discerning jasmine connoisseur.
PalateAroma: Golden blossoms picked before dawn.
Palate: Delicate with soft, fused notes.
High antioxidants and low caffeine.
Organic white tea scented with jasmine blossoms seven times in the imperial tradition.
The Fuzhou area of the Fujian province is famous for its jasmine tea and evening air, both perfumed by the fragrant bushes which grow along the banks of the Min River. The jasmine blossoms are picked during the heat of the day, when the flowers are closed tight. The tea is scented in the cool of the evening when the blossoms open, releasing their intoxicating scent. The blossoms are heaped in piles next to the drying tealeaves, which absorb the fragrance of the jasmine. This is repeated up to seven times for the most prized jasmine teas.
It is important to use fresh, cold water (use reverse osmosis, low mineral water) that has a high oxygen content with white teas - particularly teas of single estate varietal. Best drunk in the morning, when your palate is fresh.