SPRING 2013 LOT.
Jasmine blossoms folded seven times into light baby tea leaves and white buds. The highest grade organic Jasmine Pearls available in the world.
Hand rolled in the traditional fashion under the strictest quality control standards.
We are proud to offer the world's most exquisite Jasmine Pearl tea that we have admiringly named Dragon Phoenix.
Smooth, succulent, satisfying. Several infusions can be made with this delicate yet flavorful tea.
1.9 oz Tin - $17.95 - 30 Servings - 41¢ per cup | 4.0 oz pouch - $29.95 - 65 servings - 36¢ per cup
Water: 195°F | Leaves: 1 tsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 2 - 3 minutes
Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t over-boil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be re-steeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Green tea has been researched a great deal over the last 20 years. Results indicate that the catechins in green tea are responsible for a lowered risk of heart disease, lowered risk of cancer (especially prostate and breast), and potential reduction in onset of Alzeheimer's.
This tea originates from the Fujian Province in China. The shape of the Dragon Phoenix is quite unique – it is hand-rolled into a shape of a pearl. When steeped, the pearls unfold to release the sweet flavor of the jasmine aroma.
The tea is plucked in April and May and stored until August. The white jasmine flowers are picked in the morning after blooming at night. Thus, the petals are still tightly closed and are kept cool until night. Once the flowers are opened, the process of forming the tea “pearls” begin. The jasmine petals are removed and the jasmine buds and tea leaves are rolled into a tiny pearl sized ball. Then, the tea is wrapped in silk mesh and dried to set the form.
The Dragon Phoenix tea is grown in an area called Fuding between the Fujian and Jiangxi Provinces. The area is mountainous and often shrouded in clouds. It is said that this tea gets its name from the tea bushes climbing the hillside, much like a dragon coming out of the water. Women are specifically chosen to pluck the tea, and they give the appearance of dancing phoenixes next to the “dragon”.