Jasmine Green Tea - Certified Organic

$3.95



Ingredients: Organic Green tea, Organic jasmine petals

Our Jasmine tea is a green tea scented with the aroma from jasmine blossoms. Jasmine tea is the best known scented tea in China.

The jasmine plant is native to the tropical and warm temperate regions of Africa, Asia and Europe and is thought to have first been introduced into China during the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD). It was first used to scent tea since in the fifth century but its popularity did not become widespread until the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1912) when larger amounts of tea began to be exported to the West.

Today the jasmine used in tea is typically grown at high elevations in the mountains. Jasmine is grown in the Chinese provinces of Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces. The jasmine used in our tea comes from the Jiangxi Province.

The production of Jasmine tea is a two-step process. The tea is plucked and finished in the spring when it is then carefully stored until the summer, when the jasmine plant begins blooming at night. Each evening, the green tea is then expertly layered with fresh jasmine blooms, which will open at night and give their scent to the tea. It takes more than four hours for the tea to absorb the flavor and fragrance of the delicate jasmine blossoms. At daybreak, the jasmine flowers are then removed only for the process to be repeated again that night. The tea master will follow this ritual for up to seven nights in a row until he has the perfect aroma balance. The tea absorbs moisture from the fresh Jasmine flowers so once this process is complete the tea is refired to dry off any remaining flower moisture. This is why some jasmine teas may have a toasty finish.

In northern China it is customary to serve Jasmine tea to guests as a welcoming gesture.

The flavor profile of our Jasmine tea is of a delightful jasmine character without being overly floral, with some pungency and a signature green tea character finish. This is an excellent introduction to jasmine tea.

The liquor tends to be a bright emerald green.

Low caffeine. Very high in antioxidants.

Steep our Jasmine tea for 1-3 minutes at 180°.

1 oz of tea produces approximately 24-36 cups (we’ve found that you can get up to 3 infusions from each teaspoon of tea).

All of our tea bags are made with unbleached tea filter paper. They are approximately 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and have no strings or tags.

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certification is your guarantee that this product has been grown and processed according to strict guidelines established in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Before a product can be labeled Certified Organic, farmers and processors must meet the following requirements:
No harmful chemicals have been applied to the land for at least three years.
Farmers and processors pass yearly inspections by an independent certifying agency.
Farmers and processors keep detailed records of operations.
Farmers maintain a written organic management plan.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Shipping charges vary from country to country so I just picked one of the highest. I will refund any shipping charges above actual charges to your location.

Tea was reportedly discovered in China around 2737 B.C. by The Emperor Chen Nung when a tea leaf fell into his bowl of hot water. This tradition of tea drinking became an integral part of society and was the preferred beverage for all walks of life; from monks and mandarins to the nomadic tribesmen who traded horses for bricks of tea. The Japanese may have transformed tea drinking into a sacred ceremony; however, the Chinese are credited with initiating the time honored ritual of offering a guest a cup of tea as a sign of hospitality.

Scented teas have been around for a long time and are produced according to ancestral recipes. Before the advent of essential oil extracts one of the easiest scents to duplicate was ‘Rose’. The plantations would literally cut the rose blossoms from the plants bordering fields and pathways and sprinkle these into the tea. The result was a delicate but finely flavored tea. Today the practice remains virtually the same, but essential oils are used to speed up the scenting process and freshly cut flowers are added to the tea for visual effects. The result is a delightfully attractive leaf accented with rose petals combined with the refreshing cleansing flavor of roses. The next time a guest drops by, why not offer a truly special cup of hospitality accented with the scent and petals of roses.



Brewing Information:

Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). We recommend adding milk and sugar (if this is to your taste), but if you prefer your tea ‘straight-up’ it is equally acceptable and enjoyable.

Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]

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