A Chinese white tea comprised of the finest spring buds, scented with fresh jasmine flowers. Not flavoured and containing no additives.
After the white silver tips have been plucked from a tea garden high in the Fujian mountains, they are taken to a jasmine farm for scenting. The tips are laid out with the fresh flowers on bamboo frames overnight, and each morning the jasmine flowers are removed and each night fresh flowers used. This process is repeated six times, over six consecutive nights to add a unique depth of flavour.
This tea has a deep and heady aroma with a light and gentle flavour. Sweet and soft white silver tips are low in tannin and caffeine, and perfect for the morning or evening.
This tea is best brewed with 70 degree water, for 1 to 3 minutes depending on preference of strength, and can be infused at least twice, making sure to strain all tea off the leaves into your cup.
Rare Tea Company is a small, independent company based in London.
The company was founded in 2004, by Henrietta Lovell, to source and supply the world’s best tea directly and fairly from farmers and their tea gardens.
This is completely pure tea that has been laid out with flowers to take on their scent. It is the very highest grade jasmine tea – originally created as a Tribute Tea only for the Emperor and forbidden outside the Imperial Household.
Jasmine tea can be made using any tea as a base and is most often flavoured with oils or synthetic flavourings to mask low grade leaves. This is the highest grade white tea scented with fresh flowers.
After the white silver tips have been plucked from a tea garden high in the Fujian mountain, they are taken to a jasmine farm for scenting.
Use 2 grams of tea per 150ml of water. For the optimum infusion use 70 degree water.
These whole leaves can be re-infused. The second cup is even better than the first.