This Imperial grade Jasmine green tea is a spring harvest from Fuding and grows on the borders of Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. The mao jian green tea leaves are stored at a low temperature until the summer Jasmine blossoms have opened. The Jasmine blossoms and green tea are then piled and tossed together. This process can be repeated as many as six times to ensure that the tea properly absorbs the scent of the blossoms.
Jasmine is believed to have been introduced to China over two thousand years ago from Persia. However, the popularity of Jasmine tea was really spurred by European traders between the 16th-19th centuries as demand in Europe skyrocketed.
The scent of Jasmine promotes a sense of well-being and relaxation and is commonly consumed in China during and after meal time as it is believed to help settle the stomach.
Tasting Notes: Jasmine, Grape, Cut Grass
Region: Fujian, China | Elevation: 800m
Ingredients: green tea, jasmine blossoms