Background: In the mountains of the Fujian Province of China, night-blooming jasmine flowers have been infused into local tea varietals for over 800 years for their luxurious scent and delicate flavor. The drink has historically been served to guests as a welcoming gesture throughout northern China —a custom which continues today.
According to tradition, the jasmine flowers are picked in the early morning hours then mixed with fine Green tea leaves in the evening. Upon nightfall, the blossoms open and infuse the tea with their soothing fragrance.
The purported health benefits of Green teas are staggering. In addition to improving immunity, circulation, and digestion, research suggests that it might have anti-bacterial, anti-oxidative, and even anti-inflammatory properties. Also: It’s downright delicious.
In the Cup: This organic Chinese Green tea is fragrant and sweet with subtle notes of clover honey and orange blossom.
Perfect Brew: Brew at 170-185°F for 2-3 minutes for a clean, aromatic cup. If the aftertaste is astringent, dry, or too floral, lower your steeping temperature or shorten your steeping time.