A traditional jasmine green tea scented with jasmine petals. The jasmine gives the tea a pleasant aroma and subtly floral, sweet flavor that lingers. Jasmine tea is made by sprinkling jasmine flowers over green tea leaves which then absorb the flowery aroma. The jasmine flowers are plucked in the morning when the any petals are slightly closed. Then, as the evening cools, the flowers begin to open, emitting a "popping" sound that signals that the scenting is beginning. It takes about four hours for the tea leaves to absorb the fragrance and flavor of the jasmine blossoms. The tea is then re-fired to remove the excess moisture from the jasmine blossoms. The spent flowers are then removed from the tea.
Brewing: Loose tea 1 teaspoon, 8 oz hot water (175 F), steep for 1 to 3 minutes.