China Jasmine Silver needle – Oddities organic tea 50g
The jasmine flowers used in this top-quality tea are picked at night time, as that is when the amount of essential oils is at its highest. The delicate tea buds are harvested by hand and are mixed with the flowers for 7 days so that they take on the sweet jasmine aroma.
This light, fresh jasmine tea has to be tasted to be believed – it’s a real treat!
Legend says that over 4,700 years ago, the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung was standing in his garden with a drinking bowl of hot water as the wind swirled
up the leaves of a wild, growing tea bush. Three of these leaves fell into his drinking bowl and the Emperor sensed a pleasing fragrance. Sipping the water, he soon felt refreshed and focused.
Green tea had been discovered.
Various roasting and steaming methods were developed to keep the leaves long-lasting. Many high-quality Japanese green teas are shade-grown
teas, whose leaves grow more slowly, so acquiring nutrient- and flavour compounds.