Watch these beautiful pearls of green tea slowly unfurl and release flavour as they steep. This green tea is scented with fresh jasmine, which makes for an intoxicatingly fragrant cup. Contains 50 grams, enough to make at least 100 cups.
Incredible as it seems, each of these pearls was hand-rolled. It’s a tradition that began over 1300 years ago, when a Chinese emperor wanted to give an original gift of love. Made from green tea scented with blooming jasmine flowers, they are perfect little gems. When you infuse them in hot water, they will release the most intensely beautiful scent as they slowly unravel and come to life. (MK Kosher)
Chinese green tea from Zhejiang Province scented with jasmine flowers.
What are the health benefits of Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea?
Jasmine is a pleasantly aromatic plant that promotes relaxation, calm, and reduces stress. Combining both the health benefits of Green Tea and Jasmine flowers, the Imperial Jasmine Green Tea has been used by the Imperial Families for hundreds of years in China to improve appetite and digestion, reduce anxiety, and improve skin.
How to steep Jasmine Dragon Pearl?
The water for brewing Hand-rolled Jasmine Dragon Pearl should be lower than 80°C due to the tender tea leaves. Apply 3-4 g Jasmine Dragon Pearl to a ceramic teapot, add full teapot of hot water and brew for 1 minute. Jasmine Dragon Pearl can generally be brewed for up to 3 times, however the second and third brewing will have a weaker taste and fragrance.
Which region of China is Jasmine Dragon Pearl from?
The best loose jasmine green teas are produced in the Chinese province of Fujian. The jasmine plants are grown at high elevations in the mountains in the east and north part of the province. When making the Imperial Jasmine Green tea, the tea is carefully layered with fresh blooms, which will open and release their scents to the tea. In the morning, the flowers are removed and the process is repeated again that evening. This happens several nights in a row, until the tea master has the aroma balance just right.
The jasmine plant is believed to have been introduced into China from Persia via India during the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD), and was being used to scent tea around the fifth century. However, jasmine tea did not become widespread until the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1912) when tea started to be exported in large quantities to the West.