Jasmine Pearl Tea
Brew with water at a temperature between 75 and 80 degrees and leave to infuse for 1 to 3 minutes
This is a beautiful combination of White and Green Tea leaves with jasmine flowers. It comes from the Chinese Hunan province where producers roll the scented Tea leaves into elegant pearl-shaped balls. While brewing, this unfurls before one's eyes in what can only be described as a truly captivating experience.
The greatest pleasure of all, however, comes from the exquisite taste of this Tea. Indeed, it isn't called "superior" without reason. In cup, it boasts an enchanting floral flavour with sweet undertones. There is nothing quite like it.
About Jasmine Pearl Tea
Jasmine Flowers originate from Persia (Iran). So how did they find their way into Tea? Trade routes between the middle-east and China thousands of years ago are the likely reason. But when did Jasmine and Tea meet? No one knows for sure.
Some historians suggest that the first Tea existed during the Chinese Song Dynasty (960–1279 CE). Not everyone agrees, however. But one thing is for certain: this Tea became popular during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), a time for all things floral!
China remains the largest producer of Jasmine Tea, including Jasmine Pearl Tea. Its processing has changed very little over the last few hundred years. Indeed, it very much adheres to the saying: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
Reasons to Drink this Loose Tea
When it comes to this Tea, you'll be hard pressed to find a better brew than this one. "Superior" is more than just a name, after all. It alludes to the outstanding quality of this mesmerising beverage. The processing of this particular Tea significantly enhances its overall flavour and aroma. This is the main reason that it is one of our most popular scented Teas.
But it isn't the only reason. According to modern science, Tea, scented or unscented, can improve daily life in a multitude of ways. The two healthiest Teas are White Tea and Green Tea respectively. It's a good thing, then, that Jasmine Pearl Superior contains both types!
Type of Tea: Blend of White and Green Tea.
Origin: Hunan province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew with fresh water at temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees. Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes, being sure not to burn or over-brew the leaves.
How to Serve: This Tea tastes best served without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Delicate, sweet and floral from start to finish.
Colour in Cup: Yellowy-green liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Jasmine Pearl Tea
White Tea contains the highest amount of antioxidants out of any other Tea. Second from the top is Green Tea. Both types boast one particular antioxidant called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which can combat free radicals in the body.
Free radicals are unpaired (and unsafe!) electrons that latch onto their fully functioning counterparts, causing untold damage. Their introduction is through the natural, though harmful, process of oxidation.
This tea, meanwhile, can slow down oxidation thanks to its free radical-neutralising ability. This can lead to reduced risks of developing numerous conditions including cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes.
Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon