China Jasmine High Grade JinJing Organic
In northern China, a cup of this pleasant concoction is a symbol of hospitality, and it is traditionally served to welcome guests
This particular tea is an excellent source of antioxidants and because the base of jasmine tea undergoes minimal fermentation, the procentage of catechins is very high (60 - 80%) helping prevent cell damage, reducing the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage.
How to prepare:
quantity: 12 - 15 g/l (approx. 3g per cup)
temperature: 75 C
brewing time: 2 to 3 minutes
Multiple infusion: This tea can be infused 3 times using traditional western preparation method
Food pairing: Delicious on it's own but pairs beautifully with pastries, mooncake, macarons and fruit pies. Used as cleanser after hot and spicy food
Ingredients: green tea. Region of Origin china.
Jasmine green tea is an infused or scented tea that does not belong to any classic tea categories (green, black, white and oolong).
Its preparation involves a delicate and complicated process.
In the first phase, the tea leaves, which harvested in spring, are oxidised for one third of the time that the black tea is fermented, so it could in practice be considered a green tea. This stage provides the base of the jasmine tea, known as pouchong or zao bei tea (prepared tea).
In addition, jasmine is expected to flower in July, to perform the second and crucial phase of the preparation: the enfleurage, led by a master perfumer. For several days or even a month, fresh jasmine petals are mixed with the pouchong tea until the desired aroma is achieved. The night-time enfleurage is then performed. The tea leaves are spread out and sweetened with the aroma of the jasmine blossom and after is carefully removed