|Jasmine is one of the most popular of the scented teas. A classic Chinese crea-
tion, early jasmine teas were made with a base of either green or pouchong tea,
both of which are slightly oxidized, and the blossoms of jasmine. But today you
can find jasmine tea with bases of black, white, green, pouchong, oolong or
|The Chinese have worked to per-
fect the manufacturing technique for scented teas
since about the third century, when jasmine first
made its appearance and became popular.Today jasmine tea is still produced mainly in China,
Fujian Province, and in Taiwan. The process
As evening approaches, the flowers start to open
white tea in very precise proportions.
|There they stay for about four hours as the tea absorbs the flower’s scent.
For ordinary grade tea, the spreading of tea and flower will be
But for superior grade tea, the spreading and piling will be done
The leaves are then fired to remove any excess moisture in either
The Many Sweet Selections of Jasmine
|There’s a delightful selection of jasmine and other scented teas that are available for your
enjoyment. Here’s a listing of some of the most sought after jasmine teas for you to try.
Jasmine Monkey King
Pouchong, a lightly oxidized tea, Jasmine Mandarin