The Tao of Tea, Handrolled Leaves Green Tea, Jasmine Pearls, 3 oz (85 g)
- Artisan Quality
- Pure Leaf Teas
- Brews 55 Cups
- Jasmine Pearls – Low – Caffeine – Most
Hunan, China Renowned for their aroma and appearance, Jasmine Pearls are a fine representative of the art of Chinese handcrafted teas.
In making Jasmine Pearls, only the choicest leaves of the tea plant are used. After plucking, the leaves are ‘withered’ on traditional bamboo trays to reduce their moisture, making them supple and condusive for hand rolling. Mature leaves are then removed leaving only the newly sprouted bud and its long stem.
The technique for handrolling pearl takes years to master. Using a soft cotton paper, the top bud and stem are gently twisted between the thumb and index finger into a small ‘pearl’ shape. After firing over low heat, each pearl is removed from the paper. One pound of tea is composed of nearly 2000 pearls.
In the summer, when Jasmine flower are at their most fragrant, the pears are scented overnight in a room with thousands of blossoms. High grade Jasmine Pearls undergo this process at least five time.