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About this tea
Our buying policy
One of the best jasmine green teas. Nearly all the flowers have been removed and there is a high proportion of tips.
This remarkable tea allows the jasmine bouquet to fully develop during a 3-minute infusion.
About jasmine teas: in China, the best jasmine is gathered in August in the middle of the afternoon when the flowers are slowly beginning to open at the approach of twilight. The next step is the mixing of the dry tea leaves and flowers, which is done by placing 4 to 5 alternating layers of leaves and flowers on top of each other, each 4 to 6 inches deep. They layers are left in contact with each other for around 10 hours and are stirred regularly to reduce the temperature at the center of the pile, which should remain at about 98°F. The flowers are then picked out by hand, one at a time. The quality of the tea will depend upon how meticulously the workers remove the flowers. This process in repeated up to 7 times to produce the finest quality of jasmine tea, each with a new batch of fresh flowers.
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.