Jasmine Dragon Pearls | Green Tea
Our sweetest jasmine tea. The pearl shape softens the steeping, but the large quantity of buds provides some bright and energetic character to the traditional floral flavor.
The scenting for this year’s lot was completed on August 5, 2022 by Mr. Lin Hua Gui. The green tea base is originally produced in Puer city of Yunnan province. It’s then shipped to Ningde city of Fujian province for pearl shaping. And then on to Heng county of Guangxi province for scenting. It was scented two times using the “hong ti” technique, meaning the second scenting used an increased amount of jasmine blossoms, followed by a light roasting. Often times the last scenting of jasmine teas will not be followed by roasting. This gives it a more lively floral aroma, but this is short lived and fades quickly. The hong ti technique preserves the floral character in the liquor for a much longer period of time. Since jasmine tea is made once a year, we prefer this option to make a high-quality tea available year round.
Ingredients: green tea, jasmine blossoms
3 grams | 8 oz water | 175°F | Steep 3 min.
Use 6 grams of tea in a 150ml gaiwan, use 175°F water and steep as follows (or completely ignore and steep however you wish):
- Rinse - 10 seconds (discard this steep)
- 1st Steep – 20 seconds
- 2nd Steep – 20 seconds
- 3rd Steep – 20 seconds
- 4th Steep – 30 seconds
- 5th Steep – 45 seconds
- 6th Steep – 60 seconds
- 7th Steep - 90 seconds
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups