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Fujian Province, China
Summer Harvest 2013

Dragon Pearl Cape Jasmine Tea

£1.10

Fujian Province, China
Summer Harvest 2013

Dragon Pearl Cape Jasmine Tea

£1.10

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Our Dragon Pearls are carefully handmade by artisans. Tender silver needle buds are layered with the blossom of Cape Jasmine (Gardenia) and left to naturally infuse, multiple times, in the cooling night air before being rolled and finished by hand. One of the finest jasmine teas we have ever experienced.

Scented teas are often much derided by tea aficionados and, in the case of jasmine tea, sometimes this derision may be been merited. Much of what is sold as jasmine tea is simply poor quality Chinese Gunpowder, sprayed with an artificial jasmine extract; it's not really a surprise then when they produce a cup of tea that taste of aromatherapy oil.

Naturally scented teas where premium quality loose tea is layered with fresh jasmine blossom, as all our jasmine teas are, are a world apart from their artificially produced cousins.


  • Refreshing sweet oriental floral notes with fresh creamy hints.
  • A delicate yet refreshing scented tea our Cape Jasmine produces a soft, round, almost creamy jasmine note that perfectly marries with the light Silver Needle freshness. Perfectly balanced, Cape Jasmine will be particularly appreciated by jasmine tea connoisseurs as it really is one of the finest jasmine teas we have ever experienced.

    James

  • Around 8-12 pearls per person into a pot of around 75º water (Allow freshly boiled water to stand for 3 minutes) Infuse for around 2 minutes. For subsequent infusions increase the time by around 30 seconds each round. 

    Can be infused 4 or 5 times this way. 

    Shorter & More - for a more traditional Asian (Gong Fu) style of brewing we recommend: 

    Around 16-24 pearls of tea with around 150ml of 75º water (Allow freshly boiled water to stand for 3 minutes) Infuse for around 45 seconds. For subsequent infusions increase the time by around 15-25 seconds each round. 

    Can be infused 8 or 9 times this way.