These wonderfully fragrant pearls are soothing to drink and magical to watch, as they slowly unfurl into beautiful leaf and bud sets.
Traditional production technique is what sets this version apart: Crafted solely from spring-picked, southern Chinese green tea and fresh jasmine blossoms, each individual pearl is a set of tender, silvery leaf buds, individually rolled by hand and then dried amid the fresh 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 flowers are carefully removed each time, leaving a tea redolent of floral sweetness.
Region: Fujian Province
Tasting Notes: sweet, white flower, nutty
Year of Production: Summer 2016
4 oz or 1 lb