Like a plant growing from a seed, Jasmine Pearls go through the “agony of the leaf” during brewing and unfurl in a similar manner. Fresh and sensual, Jasmine Pearls can be steeped up to 3 times. Jasmine Pearls are hand-rolled young Chinese green tea leaves, generally from Fujian Province, though they are produced in other provinces. The rolled pearls are dried, then blended with unopened night-blooming jasmine flowers. Over the course of a night, the flowers open and release their aroma into the tea, flavoring it and giving it the heady scent associated with the tea. The next morning, the flowers are removed and the operation is done all over again – up to six times for high-quality jasmine teas!
Hand-Rolled Green Tea scented with Jasmine Flowers.