For a cup of exotic elegance, look no further than our premium loose leaf Jasmine Green Tea. Pairing the finest Chinese green teas with exotic jasmine blooms, it’s a wonderfully floral tea that looks, smells and tastes extraordinary. Sip a cup of this botanical brew and feel calm and cleansed for the rest of the day.
Our Tea Masters start this special blend with a base of fine air-dried green teas from the Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces of China. Known as the ‘Golden Triangle’, this area is famed for its superior green tea production. Leaves and tips are picked in the spring to give a purer, more delicate flavour, helping to highlight the jasmine’s sweet fragrance. The tea is layered with freshly picked jasmine buds and left overnight. As they open, the buds infuse the tea with their unmistakable perfume. The process is repeated over several nights to get just the right balance. The result is a crisp and grassy green tea singing with fragrant jasmine. Once brewed, this greenish-gold infusion releases a bright and evocative scent. It’s a cuppa that both soothes and stimulates in one.
You’ll find 100 grams (g) of Loose Leaf Jasmine Green Tea presented in a pretty metal tea caddy. The loose leaf tea comes foil-sealed inside for freshness. Not only are decorative tea caddies the perfect way to store and preserve teas, they help celebrate the long-established tea making ceremony too. This caddy is decorated with William James' painting ‘The Thames Below Westminster Bridge’ – the perfect gift for tea lovers.
We recommend brewing our jasmine tea in hot water around at 80 to 85°C. This ensures the natural goodness of the tea is preserved, without any bitterness being drawn out. Simply pour freshly boiled water into your cup or pot and leave it for two to three minutes before adding the tea, or use a kettle with variable temperature setting. With its sweet, grassy notes and seductive fragrance, this tea is perfect with a meal, or as a refreshing pick-me-up any time of day. In sunny weather, you can even enjoy an iced jasmine green tea. Steep the tea (with a little sugar to taste) then top with ice and chilled water. Keep cool while the antioxidants from the jasmine green tea help create an extra revitalising infusion.
Origin*: China’s Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces - known as the ‘Golden Triangle’*Please note, subject to change due to seasonal variations.
Each and every morning, my favourite cup of tea would be English Breakfast. It’s strong, it’s coloury, it’s got a wonderful nutty flavour that I really do enjoy, and it takes the milk well.William Manning, Senior Tea Taster
In the UK Head Office we taste over 500 cups of tea every day, to search for the best quality teas available from around the world.Dominic Marriot, Tea Taster
Later on in the afternoon I might try something like a Darjeeling that has the muscatel flavour, or maybe even a high-grown Ceylon, but definitely my favourite brew, and the one that I drink the most of, is English Breakfast.William Manning , Senior Tea Taster