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Nantou County, Taiwan
Summer Harvest 2014

Naturally Scented Jasmine Oolong Tea

£0.95

Nantou County, Taiwan
Summer Harvest 2014

Naturally Scented Jasmine Oolong Tea

£0.95

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Jasmine Oolong is crafted by skilled tea makers who layer high quality tea with fresh, locally grown, jasmine blossom and leave the two in the cooling night air. This natural scenting process is repeated several times before the tea is finished by hand. Quite simply an exceptional jasmine tea.

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. 

Owing to its clarity of flavour I use this particular oolong as the base for a deliciously refreshing jasmine sorbet. However, when pushed for time - which happens quite regularly - I'll simply opt to serve chilled shots of this to my friends at dinner parties as a contemporary alternative to sorbet! 

 


  • Sweet aromatic jasmine with a smooth, rounded oriental flora note.
  • This Jasmine Oolong produces a stunning tea filled with bright, sweet, almost fruity jasmine notes that are tempered alongside light hints of the fresh Taiwanese tea that is used to make this remarkable oolong.

    Quite simply this is what jasmine tea should taste like. 

    James

  • Longer & Less - for a typical European style of brewing we recommend: 

    1tsp (3g) of loose leaf tea per person into a pot of around 90º water. (Allow freshly boiled water to stand for 1 minute) Infuse for around 2 minutes. For subsequent infusions increase the time by 1 minute each round. 

    Can be infused 4-5 times this way. 

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

    1tbsp (7g) of loose leaf tea with around 150ml of 90º water. (Allow freshly boiled water to stand for 1 minute) Infuse for around 30 seconds. For subsequent infusions increase the time by 10-15 seconds each round. 

    Can be infused 8-9 times this way.