One of our collection of fine loose leaf tea from The Rare Tea Company.
A delicate white tea crafted entirely from spring buds; not flavoured but carefully scented over six consecutive nights with fresh jasmine flowers. Once only the preserve of the Chinese Imperial family. The finest rare white silver tips are scented with fresh jasmine flowers. The tea is laid out on bamboo trays with fresh blossom over six consecutive nights, with the downy tips absorbing the scent of the jasmine. Each morning the flowers are discarded and fresh jasmine is layered through the tea in a sealed room to impart their fragrance.
Once the preserve of Emperors this is simply the finest jasmine tea available anywhere. A grade above Jasmine Pearls, which are a more astringent green tea, this is a more delicate and elegant white tea. This tea is not flavoured and contains no additives. Jasmine tea can be made using any tea as a base and is most often flavoured with oils or synthetic flavourings to mask low-grade leaves.
25g / 12 servings
IDEAL SERVING INSTRUCTIONS
Quantity: Use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.
Temperature: For the optimum infusion use 70°C (158°F) water.
Time: Infuse for 1 – 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
ABOUT THE RARE TEA COMPANY
Rare Tea Company is an independent company based in London. The company was founded in 2004, by Henrietta Lovell (known as the Tea Lady), to source and supply the world’s best tea – direct from farmers and their tea gardens. Their aim is to benefit both the people who craft our tea and our customers who drink it. By always sourcing for quality over price they know they are bringing you the best tea possible; and by buying direct they know we are putting the value of your tea into the farmers’ hands and not middlemen.
All of their tea is crafted by skilled men and women on independent farms for the best flavour, not the cheapest price. They buy harvests direct from farmers, not a commodity from brokers. This ensures the farm gets the best deal, not middlemen. The goal of the Rare Tea Company is to help tea gardens flourish like vineyards, and for customers to appreciate tea like fine wine. Good tea may cost a little more but the difference is worth every penny.