Blueberry PomegranateMay 28, 2018
GyokuroMay 28, 2018
$14.00 – $95.20
This tea is created using premium green tea from China’s Fujian Province. The tea is hand rolled and then scented repeatedly with fresh jasmine blossoms in accordance with a technique that is over 900 years old. The process is extremely labor intensive, yielding a heady, intense aroma and a flavor that is smooth and elegant.
Rolling the tea by hand requires a great deal of skill and each worker produces, on average, only 3.5 ounces of pearls in an hour’s time. The pearls are then scented using close to four pounds of fresh jasmine blossoms for every pound of tea. The blossoms are then carefully removed, leaving behind their enchanting aroma.
Jasmine Pearls mix well with our Silver Needle or our Blueberry Mountain Sunrise to create wonderful hot or iced tea blends.
Jasmine teas also pair well with poultry, seafood (particularly lobster), Chinese food and lemongrass. We did a tea and cheese pairing at our Davis Islands location and paired Jasmine Pearls with a young goat cheese (Fleur Verte) rolled in tarragon. It was divine.
We recommend steeping Jasmine Pearls for 2-3 minutes at 170°.