Even if you couldn’t name it, you’re probably familiar with the scent of jasmine. One of the most popular flavors of tea in the world, jasmine green teas can vary wildly in quality and flavor. Our Jasmine Yin Cloud organic green tea is one of the most exceptional versions of jasmine tea you can find.
Truly exquisite jasmine teas begin with the use of high-quality Chinese tea leaves. Those tea leaves later become scented with the aroma and flavor of freshly picked jasmine flowers during the drying process. The most intensely aromatic jasmine flowers are plucked only at night during the month of May. Our Jasmine Yin Cloud acquires its distinctive, delicate flavor from these precious jasmine blossoms harvested over a short period in May. Freshly plucked flowers are placed on trays above and below the drying green tea leaves. As the tea leaves dry in proximity to the jasmine flowers, it absorbs the essence of the flowers. The trays of jasmine flowers are replaced with trays of freshly picked blossoms several times during the entire process of making this tea.
Lesser quality jasmine teas are sometimes made by simply adding dried jasmine flowers to the tea, or by drying the tea with flowers harvested at less optimal times than May. Give our Jasmine Yin Cloud green tea a few sips and you'll recognize the difference in quality immediately.