Jasmine Silver Needle - White Tea

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White Tea
Jasmine, Jasmine Flowers, White Tea, White Tea Leaves
Honey, Jasmine
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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 4 oz / 118 ml

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The idea of scenting tea with Persian jasmine was introduced to China around the same time as Buddhism. Its popularity was realized quickly when it was declared a imperial Tribute Tea in the Song dynasty.

Jasmine Silver Needle requires numerous “scentings” to infuse the sweet fragrance of white jasmine blossom with the delicate flavor of hand-picked buds. The result is an exquisite white tea that is silky smooth, refreshing, and rare.

Notes: jasmine blossom, sugarcane

Infusion: 190ºF / 88ºC for 1-2 minutes

Origin: Fuding, Fujian Province, China

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One more tea from Brett at Tribute Tea (in Chicago). Thanks!
I do enjoy occasional florals, jasmine being one of them.
Like the other teas I received from Tribute, the leaf appears to be of excellent quality, & care has been taken to maintain a lovely appearance.
This is a very nice jasmine tea, naturally scented, & tasty.

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Attention Jasmine lovers!! If you crave the soothing flavor of jasmine blossom, you’re going to love this silver needle/jasmine combo… I’m not really a big scented tea drinker, but the unmistakable scent and flavor of jasmine is very nostalgic for me. It takes me back to my early tea discovering days in Hong Kong, when I would travel with a small pouch of ever-convenient jasmine pearls, soaking in the culture and exploring tea houses in search of something new…

The notable point that I would like to make about this tea is its lack of astringency, especially compared to the more common Jasmine Pearl green tea, which is often slightly bitter. When sipping the green variety, I often find myself wrestling with the dichotomy of the jasmine — which I love — with the bitterness of a base green tea — which I do not love… Some people enjoy the bite of astringency though, so that is just my personal opinion.

In this case, the jasmine comes through very clearly… Truthfully, it’s hard to even taste the silver needle white tea, which is a shame, but who cares!

I tried this before and found that shorter infusions are better for extending the infusion potential (# of times) of this leaf. Jasmine releases quite quickly, so 30sec – 1min for the first 2-3 infusions is fine, with longer infusions following that.

Flavors: Honey, Jasmine

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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