Contains high antioxidant level of 8.95% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: A green tea with surprising body and an intense but captivating floral taste not found other natural teas. This Jasmine is an exceptionally well-made tea. The leaves have a very tight and wiry roll with an over abundance of white mottled tips. The 'tippy' nature of the tea signifies a superior tea. 'Tip' is only possible when the estate practices fine plucking and a 3 or 4 day plucking rotation. The mottled effect is from teas that are plucked in the first 2-4 weeks of the new season when the days are warm but the night temperatures are piercingly cool. The quality of this exceptional Jasmine evokes adjectives such as complex, subtle and mystery from long-unopened jewelry boxes. After the blossoms are layered between the fine green teas, slightly warmed air is drawn through the layered tea. The delicate fragrance of the blossoms impart itself on the tea. Interestingly Jasmine blossoms are used about 9 times. It is only during the 2nd use of the Jasmine blossoms that this tea made. This tea has virtually no flower petals, an additional sign of superb quality.
Country of Origin: China
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: Yin Hoa grade 1
Altitude: 1500 - 2500 ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Steamed green tea delicately scented with jasmine
Infusion: Pale green liquor
Ingredients: Premium green, Jasmine petals
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1 teaspoon per cup) for 3 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.