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Jasmine tea is an absolute classic, everyone has drunk it or at least heard about it. But what makes good jasmine tea? Where does it come from and how is it produced? We from the Friends of Tea will enlighten you! p>h3>Origin of Jasmine Tea p>h3> p>jasmine tea, like so many other teas, has its origin in China. The tradition of flavoring tea leaves with fresh flowers probably dates back to the age of the Song Dynasty around the 10th century B.C. What many people do not know: Jasmine tea tries to imitate what is naturally present in some teas. This is because many tea varieties have a fresh, floral and jasmine-like taste by nature.
Apparently the Chinese couldn't get enough of this light and refreshing taste and so they started to flavour tea with flowers. Since then, the flowery fresh drink from the Middle Kingdom has been celebrating its triumphal procession, and not only in Asia. The range of qualities of this delicate tea variety is immense and we take great care to include only the highest quality and best jasmine teas in our assortment!
Production of Jasmine Tea
The basis for an excellent Jasmine Tea is always a really delicious green tea. As with all other teas, it is important to pick the young and fresh leaves of the tea plant, as these are essential for a fantastic and flowery taste. The quality of the jasmine blossoms should of course not be ignored.
Let's take a leap in time into spring, because in China the very best green teas are harvested very early in the year. After the green tea has been produced, it is important to ensure that the tea is stored well for a few months, as the jasmine plant flowers much later in the year in late summer or early autumn. When the time has finally come, the just picked flowers are mixed together with the tea. Under a tarp covered cover, one waits a few days until the tea has absorbed the scent of the flowers.
After the natural flavouring is completed, the flowers are all sorted out by hand, which is a very laborious and tedious process. If the jasmine flowers are left in the tea, they would give off an unpleasant bitter taste when infused.
Storage of jasmine tea
The flowery beauty called Jasmine likes it cool and shady. To ensure that the floral taste of the jasmine flowers is present in the cup in the best possible way, we recommend that you always seal the jasmine tea airtight and consume it as soon as possible. water temperature is not too high, otherwise the tea can become too bitter. Ideally one takes 6 g of tea leaves to 500 ml of 70-80 degrees hot water and lets it brew for 2 minutes. We wish you much pleasure while enjoying!