China Jasmine 4 oz


Believed to be the oldest and most famous scented tea in China. The green tea leaves are harvested in the early spring and stored until the late summer when fresh Jasmine flowers are in bloom. Jasmine flowers are picked in the late afternoon when the small petals are tightly closed. The flowers are kept cool until nightfall. In the early evening, when the flowers begin to open, the tea is blended with Jasmine flowers and stored overnight. During the night Jasmine flowers open, bloom and release their fragrance into the tea. This tea is traditionally served to guests in northern China as a welcoming gesture; the tea itself is subtly sweet and highly fragrant.