Jasmine Pearls capture the flavour of spring fresh green tea with the floral notes of real jasmine, a great combination that offers a naturally sweet and subtle fruity taste. The Jasmine Pearls from Jing Tea are crafted under the eye of a master tea maker in Shekou Garden in Fujian, China.
The southeast region of China is the authentic home of jasmine tea with a seasonal climate, fertile soil and high mountain ranges, which produce some of the best jasmine scented green teas on the market today. The hedgerows of tea bushes include Fuding Da Bai Hao cultivar, which is a native tea bush, cultivated for its flavoured buds. The young leaves and buds are handpicked in the early spring, making a great green tea.
Once picked, the tea leaves are processed in a factory, carefully laid on bamboo mats, allowing them to wither naturally. This enables any moisture to evaporate, helping the leaves become supple enough that they can be worked with. When they are withered, they are heated to stop any oxidation, which allows the buds to keep their silver colouration, locking in the natural green of the leaves. With the right heating, they get the best flavour, which is sweet, smooth and slightly grassy.
Once the tea leaves have been left to dry, they are sorted with broken stems and leaves removed, ensuring a uniform shape and size of leaf. The leaves are then carefully rolled into pearls. Each of the pearls are rolled by hand to perfection by masters. Taking a pinch of tea leaves and rolling them into a ball shape, they are then tied with cotton, helping them maintain their shape.
The Founder of JING Tea, Ed Eisler said “Once the pearls are completely dry, they are kept in storage until summer when the jasmine season arrives, this is usually early June. The pearls are then unwrapped and laid with freshly picked jasmine buds, infusing their fragrance into the tea overnight. This is done over five nights, using fresh flowers each day. It is a labour-intensive process which ensures a delicious cup of tea every time.”
About Us: Jing Tea is a United Kingdom based single garden tea specialist, bringing high end single garden teas to homes throughout the world. The company focuses on providing teas with distinctive flavours and incredible tastes and connecting the diverse cultures, wild landscapes and master craftspeople who make them with tea drinks throughout the world. The distinctive teas on offer provide the best flavours, aromas and colours. The company has been building relationships with the best tea makers in Asia based countries since 2004, they believe in supporting biodiversity and sustainable tea growers. Jing Tea offers tea subscriptions, virtual guides, online tasting and one on one consultations, which they offer from their base in the heart of London’s West End. Visit https://jingtea.com to find out more.