This fragrant green tea is soothing to drink and magical to watch as the pearls slowly unfurl into beautiful leaf and bud sets.
Traditional production technique is what distinguishes this version: Crafted solely from spring-picked, southern Chinese green tea and fresh jasmine blossoms, each pearl consists of a silvery leaf bud and tender young leaves, individually rolled by hand and then dried amid the flowers to naturally absorb their intense scent. The tea is intermingled with the night-blooming jasmine over a period of five to seven consecutive evenings—which is when most of its essential oils are released. The blossoms are carefully removed each day, leaving a tea redolent of floral sweetness.
A similar lot is available in teabags.
Region: Fujian Province
Tasting Notes: sweet, white flower, nutty
Year of Production: Summer 2017
4 oz or 1 lb