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'Snow Jasmine' Green Tea Buds

'Snow Jasmine' Green Tea Buds

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A delicate and fragrant jasmine green tea, consisting of buds and young leaves covered with a layer of downy white hairs. Due to its white appearance, we call this tea 'Snow Jasmine'.

How our Snow Jasmine tea is made

Our Snow Jasmine tea is made by scenting tea leaves with jasmine blossoms. The process involves several steps that require attention to detail and quality control to achieve the perfect aroma and flavor.

Firstly, we select high-quality green tea, with a delicate and fresh taste that complements the floral aroma of jasmine. These tea leaves and buds are picked during the Spring months when they contain a high level of amino acids, as this contributes to a richer flavor and fragrance.

Next, the fresh jasmine flowers are picked, typically before sunrise when the buds are still closed. The flowers are then spread over the tea in a thin layer, releasing their aroma. This process is repeated several steps until a desired aroma strength is achieved. Once ready, the tea leaves are carefully separated from the jasmine blossoms. For our tea, we've decided to leave some flowers in the tea for its beautiful aesthetics.

History of Jasmine Scenting

This practice of scenting jasmine tea developed in China during the Ming dynasty, where it was initially used to mask the bitter taste of green tea. Jasmine was soon discovered to have its own unique flavor and fragrance, leading to the creation of jasmine tea as a distinct category of tea.

Today jasmine tea is widely popular in Asia and beyond, with varying regional styles and preferences. A high-quality jasmine tea, which requires expert craftsmanship, can have a delicate and refreshing taste with a sweet and floral aroma that lingers on the palate.

Origin

  • Brand: Teasenz
  • Year: 2023
  • Season: Summer
  • Origin: Fuzhou, Fujian
  • Type: jasmine green tea

How to Steep

Western method

Infuse 3 grams of tea with 500ml water at a temperature of 85ºC and steep for 40 seconds. For a second steep increase the steeping time to 1 minute

Traditional method

Infuse 5 grams of tea with 100ml water at 85ºC and steep for 10 seconds. Apply again a 10 seconds steeping time for the second steep. Then, increase the steeping time by 5 seconds for every next steep.

Cold-brewing

For cold-brewing you may use a bottle, jug, teapot or any brewing vessel that has a lid. Use 2 grams of tea per 250ml of cold water. Cover the brewing vessel with a lid, and store in the fridge for 5 hours.

Shipping, Returns & Payment Methods

Delivery time: 1-10 day EU delivery. For estimates per country, please visit the shipping info page at the bottom of our website.

Custom taxes?: because we ship from our EU warehouse, you will NOT be charged tax upon delivery if you're based in the EU. All taxes are already included in our prices.

Free shipping: available for orders over €80 for EU & UK and over €100 for other countries.

Returns: orders can be returned for a refund within 30 days. Products should returned in unopened, unused condition.

Payment methods: we accept Credit Cards, PayPal, iDeal, Bancontact, Sofort banking, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Our design work is inspired by the artwork “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by the Zhang Zeduan in the Song Dynasty. Instead of displaying the daily lives of people in the capital of China (as the original artwork), we display the tea making process of farmers through the same bird’s eye perspective.

When examining our packaging design in detail, tea enthusiasts will observe the tea making process, featuring tea farmers picking, drying, rolling, and frying tea leaves. The tea is then tasted in a pavilion and transported by horses along the ‘ancient tea road’.

Together, the traditional Chinese landscape and tea making theme, symbolise heritage, tradition, and respect for hard work of tea farmers.