White tea Yin Zhen with jasmine flowers - China
This magnificent tea is perfumed three times with delicate jasmine flowers plucked just before sunrise, in the silver light of the moon. Delicate and unique, they envelope the tea with their magical aroma. In the heart of dense, subtropical forests in the province of Yunnan, near the city of Pu-Erh, the tea garden that produces this gem is located 1,500 meters in altitude and is blessed with a very rich forest soil. The white jasmine whose precious nuances adorn these hand-picked, tender Yin Zhen buds – meaning ‘silver needles’ – make this tea an absolute masterpiece.
These pearly and downy buds were generously covered with thousands of jasmine blossoms then removed, one by one, leaving an extraordinary floral imprint on this sublime tea.
A pleasant scent of forest floor mingles with a fragrant mist of white flowers.
The pale gold cup offers delicious nuances of jasmine liberated by the morning dew.
Jasmine tea by Mariage Frères
Our jasmine tea is scented according to a time-honoured tradition.
Plucked at dawn, thousands of delicate jasmine flowers are layered into the tea leaves and buds.
The dry tea thus absorbs all of the heady, natural fragrance from the fresh flowers.
This melding is repeated several times so the essence suffuses the heart of the tea.
Between perfuming, the tea is dried again so that new, freshly plucked flowers may impart more aroma.
After giving up all their delicious jasmine scent to the tea, the dried flowers are then carefully collected by hand, one by one.
The all-natural jasmine tea is finally ready to be enjoyed.