The unmistakeable scent of Jasmine blossoms when blended with tea makes a delicious, sweet, fruity and delicate drink.
The production of Jasmine tea is quite interesting. It is important to begin with high quality green tea - tea that has been produced between the middle of March and the middle of May. Equally important for Jasmine tea are fine Jasmine blossoms -flowers that bloom between the 1st of May and the end of May (these have the most intense aroma).
Traditionally, layers of Jasmine blossoms were placed between fine green tea, so that, in time, the scent of the Jasmine permeated the tea.
To brew: Use one teaspoon per person and don’t be too generous. Pour on fresh water that has been boiled and then allowed to cool for 5 mins. Leave about 2 minutes to infuse; any longer and you will spoil the amazing Jasmine flavour and sweetness (in which case start again with the same leaves). Drink on its own without milk or sugar. Jasmine tea will provide a second and even a third brewing of excellent tea from the same leaves, which will have less caffeine and subtly different flavours.
*(based on 3g per serving, infused 3 times).
China Jasmine with Flowers loose leaf tea
Elizabeth & Barry Chantler and have been enthusiastic about loose leaf tea for years.
They have travelled the world visiting tea plantations in India, Sri Lanka, China and South-East Asia and attending tea ceremonies in Hong Kong and Malaysia. They only sell teas that they would drink, and they only like the best! They are also passionate about a fairer world marketplace, one in which everybody benefits, and they are as fussy about the source as much as the teas themselves.
Tea is good for you, it has benefits both for the body as well as the mind, and the better the tea the more beneficial it becomes. They believe that we have a nation of t-bag drinkers who are missing out on an enlivening and new experience (there are over 10,000 different types of loose leaf tea!).
Their aim is to make fine loose leaf tea locally available and to convert as many people as they can, to share this exciting and rewarding world.