A deep and heady aroma with a light, gentle flavour and a natural sweetness.
This tea is not flavoured and contains no additives or oils.
The delicate leaf buds (silver tips) are laid out on bamboo trays with fresh blossom over six consecutive nights. Through the night the downy buds absorb the scent of the jasmine. Each morning the flowers are discarded, and each night fresh jasmine is layered through the tea in a sealed room to impart their fragrance.
This is done in the summer months when the jasmine flowers are at their peak and the blossoms are picked as ripe buds. Each afternoon the pickers go out into the jasmine fields. The harvest requires incredible skill to select only the flowers just at the point of opening – too soon and they will remain tight shut, too late and they will have already released their scent.
In the sealed scenting rooms, the heat and humidity unfurls the buds, releasing their aroma directly into the tea.
pure tea with pure flowers
No artificial flavours
Once the preserve of Emperors this is simply the finest jasmine tea available anywhere.
A grade above Jasmine Pearls, this is a more delicate and elegant white tea– made with greater skill, and a higher grade of pick- resulting in an altogether sweeter tea with incomparable flavour.
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 and a sprinkling of flowers to make it look natural. Our Silver Tip Jasmine is pure tea, scented with pure flowers.
I thought I hated jasmine tea - that it was bitter, astringent and overpowering. This tea however, is soft, surprisingly sweet and very subtly scented - it feels more like an evening wander in summer than anything else. Would definitely recommend.
I bought this tea on a whim and I am so glad that I did. The tea has an amazing flavour and it is well worth carving some time out to sit and enjoy its delicate yet fulfilling flavours with nothing else to distract from the pleasure of the taste: It is almost a meditation. A pure treat.