The use of Jasmine tea can be traced back to when it was being transported through the Silk Road when the Song dynasty reigned, and considered to be an art in the eastern Fujian Province for years. The Premium Pearl Jasmine uses spring-harvested tea sprigs, a premium-grade tea that is identified by its white-tipped buds, and often mistaken for white tea. Each Premium Pearl Jasmine is made by rolling a sprig of two tea leaves with an unopened bud to form its signature pearl form, and then processed as green tea. It is then infused with real jasmine blossoms, so that the soothing scent lingers long after than as with teas that use artificial flavoring.
Taste, appearance, aroma of the tea
The Jasmine pearls come complete with a fat rounded bud and hand-rolled dainty tea leaves. They are less likely to break than their flaky leaf-shaped counterparts, and offer more infusion play options, as the pearl takes longer to infuse. The Pearl Jasmine buds unfold beautifully when they come in touch with water, and the subtle floral scent of the jasmine infusion gradually takes over to indulge your taste buds and senses. The light-colored medium bodied brew is a delight to the eyes and the taste buds.