Very rare and available very sporadically, the Jasmine Pearls are produced using best quality green tea leaves.
They are rolled by hand into tiny round balls. By being folded in, the leaf preserves the delicate fragrance of the jasmine flower with which it was scented.
This spectacular tea produces a beverage of the highest quality: the softness of the green tea is the perfect complement to the subtlety of the jasmine. The roundness and the smoothness of the beverage feels like a pearl of tea to the palate.
A jasmine tea must!
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.
Tea and food pairings:
Jasmine pearls is delicious with berries mousse or sorbet.
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.