One of the most popular varieties of tea. Bud and first two young and tender leaves are withered and bruised before an initial drying that actually allows a bit of oxidation. Tea is then repeatedly blended with fresh harvests of Jasmine in piles that naturally stay over 105*F. After several rounds of scenting, tea is hand-rolled into these famous pearl.
Color: Golden Amber that almost approaches copper
Aroma: floral, light, clean, heady
Flavor: honey, butter, soft Jasmine, fresh cut grass
Mouthfeel: crisp, smooth, mellow
Pick: one bud and two young leaves
Shaping: each pearl contains two bud sets rolled together
Oxidation: roughly 10% before scenting
Cook: dried with fans
Brew: three minutes in water just below boiling (175° F). Subsequent steeps will lose Jasmine aroma but will develop sweet green and white tea flavor.