Green tea scented with jasmine flowers
Mariage Frères enhances its collection of jasmine teas, deliciously avant-garde and already among the finest in the world. The prosperous China of the Song Dynasty is the cradle of jasmine tea and whose spirit remains alive in the plantations on the coastal islands of Fujian. The privileged relationship between Mariage Frères and the planter has served to honour a millenary savoir-faire; the association of an « imperial harvest » with jasmine flowers yield an irresistible masterpiece, rare and nuanced.
Dried leaves : The most extraordinary Yin Zhen are carefully plucked by hand, one by one, and delicately dried to sublimate the aromas hidden in their silken dress. Tender to the touch like cotton flower, as luminous as precious diamonds, the silver tips mingle among the jasmine petals frosted with vanilla.
Infused leaves : Jade streaked with pure white. A jasmine veil of a thousand flowers melts, bit by bit, into a fragrance evoking lavender honey joined by a wave of swirling, precious perfume.
Liquor : Bright vermilion. The cup’s gourmet body ascends in a citrusy wake as fragrant as an orchard of wild tangerine. Its tasting is a hymn to flavour: gentle frangipani flowers blend with rose water, seducing the most demanding of aesthetes.
An enchanted snow.
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.