Green Tea – Jasmin




The tea leaves are harvested during early spring and stored until the late summer when fresh jasmine flowers are in bloom. Typically, jasmine tea has green tea as the tea base; however, white tea and black tea are also used.
Jasmine flowers are picked early in the day when the small petals are tightly closed. The flowers are kept cool until nightfall. During the night jasmine flowers open, and release their fragrance, and this is when the tea scenting takes place.

The resulting flavour of jasmine tea is subtly sweet and highly fragrant. It is the most famous scented tea in China…


Jasminum officinale, known as the common jasmine or just jasmine, is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae. Its origin lies in Central Asia: Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan & the Himalayas. In ancient China jasmine was said to come from Byzantium. In the East and in China for thousands of years scented oils are extracted from flowers. Its Chinese name, Yeh-hsi-ming is a version of the Arabic name Jasamin: “fragrant oil” and comes original from the Persian word Yasmin. It is also known as poet’s jasmine, valued for the intense fragrance of its flowers in summer…

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