A most famous scented tea to bring you back to earth.
This tea stirs strong memories for me; reminiscing about my first cup that I shared with my mother in an exotic tea salon tucked away in the laneways of Paris, stopping to watch the world go by after wandering the streets of my mother’s childhood.
I picked a smooth green leaf tea grown by small farmers in China which is traditionally scented with fresh jasmine flowers. I’ve added a cool pear twist to this classic blend for an extra special flavour experience to help you take a moment and enjoy.
I’ve sourced this delicate green tea from Jiang Xi province in China, where many small farmers contribute the leaves from their plots to be dried locally and then taken to Mr Chung, who is said to have an expert sense of smell – or ‘scenter’ as he first told me, a profession that is becoming less common as companies turn to jasmine flavour instead.
Freshly picked jasmine flowers are added to the dry green tea leaves which coax the jasmine flowers to open while absorbing their delicate aroma and flavour. This process is repeated until the leaves are ready to give you a beautiful, traditionally scented green jasmine tea. An under tone of natural pear flavours are added to give this tea my fruity twist.
Mr Chung is a warm and generous man, always welcoming me personally to his new scenting space – it is such a touching experience.
Let me share my secrets to the perfect cup of tea… Place a pyramid in your favourite cup. Pour in heated, not boiling water (approx 85°). Infuse for 2 minutes and inhale the aromas as you slow down and anticipate that first satisfying sip.
Green leaf tea infused with jasmine flowers, natural pear flavour