Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
When it comes to trying the finest quality Jasmine teas, no blend gives quite the same Royal reception as Jasmine Chung Hao Tea. Quite literally fit for an Emperor, Jasmine Chung Hao was reserved only for the Chinese Imperial Court in former times.
This tea is based on a first-class half-fermented tea to which jasmine blossoms are added to infuse with the blend and create a lovely and distinctive scent. Before this brew is deemed fit for Royal consumption however, the blossoms found in the blend are painstakingly removed to leave a very delicate and precious tea. The sheer level of intricate work put into creating this unique brew ensures its luxurious quality and great taste.
But this Jasmine Loose Tea doesn’t stop there. Further to the steps required to create this blend, all jasmine teas must undergo an incredibly fascinating and long-drawn out processing method which begins in the summer months in China every year.
After laboriously handpicking the jasmine buds imminently expected to bloom that same evening, the soon-to-be-flowers are stored in a dry place until they start to unfurl, releasing their wonderfully intoxicating aroma into the air. T
he blossoms are then placed into basket trays and layered over tea leaves during what is known as the scenting process. As the hours pass, the jasmine and the tea leaves begin to infuse, creating a delicate and distinctive flavour now recognised as the jasmine tea we know and love today.
With Jasmine Chung Hao in particular, this stage in the processing method can be repeated several times to ensure the finest quality flavour and aroma.
Type of Tea: Loose leaf Green Tea
Origin: Fujian Province, China.
Brewing Guide: Brew with boiled water cooled to 75 to 80 degrees and infuse for 1 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Lemon could be considered in addition to the brew’s strong and unique flavour. Alternatively, honey could even be a possibility if you are looking for something sweeter!
Tasting Notes: Light in taste and full in harmony, this beautiful brew has a soft, tender, floral aroma. A well-balanced and fragrant blend which could be an excellent choice for Jasmine connoisseurs! Great accompaniment to that Chinese Banquet !
Colour in Cup: Bright yellowy gold.
Jasmine Chung Hao Benefits
Improved immune and digestive systems, reduced risks of heart attacks and diabetes and the ability to lower cholesterol - these are just some of the many health benefits associated with Jasmine Chung Hao tea, as well as many other blends of Jasmine tea!
Further to its outstanding ability to combat these particular ailments, Jasmine Chung Hao tea is also packed full of fantastic antioxidant properties which can help fight against the free radicals found in your body. You can read more about the benefits on our blog, Jasmine Tea Benefits.