Zen's Jasmine Pearls (Highest Quality)

Zen's Jasmine Pearls (Highest Quality)

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Origin: China

  • Very Jasmine!

  • Relaxing, high quality green tea

  • HIGH QUALITY Jasmine Pearls

  • Contains L-Theanine (known to reduce stress and calm nerves)

  • Low caffeinated green tea

Jasmine Pearl green tea is a high quality Chinese green tea rolled to perfection into pearl like shapes. Each pearl gives a fully fragrant, delicately floral, sweet taste and aroma. Like Jasmine Green Tea, this is a low caffeinated green tea infused with Jasmine flowers. Every cup is relaxing, soothing, sweet and fragrant.

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History of Jasmine Pearls

This is a very high grade green tea from China's Fujian region. The tea leaves are hand-picked in the spring, lightly scented with fresh jasmine flowers, and expertly shaped into pearls. It brews into a heavenly smooth green tea with a gorgeous aroma and sweet undertones. The leaves may be re-infused multiple times. When steeped, the pearls slowly unfurl into long dragon shaped leaves releasing their rich jasmine bouquet.

“Tea, in the context used by most consumers, is a beverage consisting of an infusion of the processed and dried leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Tea has been consumed since antiquity and, while the origin of the beverage remains unknown, the Chinese are recognized as being regular consumers by the 5th century AD. Tea was ftrst drunk for its supposed medicinal properties, but subsequently became accepted merely as a refreshing beverage. The tea drinking habit gradually spread along the trade routes of Asia minor and was introduced to Europe by Dutch traders during the 17th century. In England, tea overtook coffee in popularity during the 18th century and has been established as the 'national drink' since that time.” - https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4615-2508-0_4

“The increased popularity of jasmine tea gave impetus to the massive production from the Southern part spread to the Northern and East, i.e., Zhejiang (浙江), Jiangsu (江苏), Sichuan (四川), Hunan (湖南), Guangxi (广西) and Yunnan (云南) Province. However, at Jiangsu, Zhejiang and other northern provinces, the jasmine flower could not survive under the cold weather during winter; the flowers were planted in pots and needed to be transfered indoors to a warmer temperature. This increased the cost of production and impeded the immense development at Jiangsu and other provinces located at the north.

Other than mainland China, the fragrance of jasmine had even drawn the attention of tea merchants in Taiwan. As early as year 1873, they started to ship tea leaves to Fuzhou at Fujian Province to process into jasmine tea. Later, in year 1882, Taiwan tea merchants brought back the jasmine seeds and cultivated it in their island: they started to produce jasmine tea on their own. Until year 1939, the yield of Taiwanese jasmine flowers reached 1300 tones per annum. However, due to the influence of sea-island climate, the fragrance of jasmine flower gives a less refreshing note as compared to the one produced in China.

Since year 1980, the state government of Guangxi Province made the utmost effort to develop the production of jasmine flowers. At the same time, the Commercial Department appointed Heng County (横县 Heng-xian) at Guangxi as the new base for the production of jasmine flowers. This has promoted the enormous development, and today, Guangxi has the widest and renowned jasmine garden, and the largest jasmine tea processing area is located at Heng County in Guangxi Province.” ~ Summary quote from the Japanese Website: https://hojotea.com/item_e/s01e.htm