To create this exquisite high quality tea only the youngest tea leaves are selected. As a result the delicate colour, flavour and aroma resemble a fine quality white tea. The tea is then scented by packing jasmine flowers in wooden chests with the tea leaves. Overnight the flowers open and release their flavour. The flowers are then individually picked out of the tea and new flowers added for the process to begin again. Most jasmine teas are infused 2-3 times, this tea is scented 10 times. The lengthy infusion process ensures this incredibly fine tea is full of floral flavour.
From the master
During processing these leaves are layered within bunches of jasmine flowers, which open overnight and are then laboriously picked out and as a result have infused the tea with their floral aroma. The leaves have then been individually hand rolled into tight balls that unwind during brewing into long spindly leaves.
Tightly rolled balls of Chinese white tea.