Our Jasmine Jewel is a new tea and a real treat. A high-grade Mei Zhan varietal has been processed to a black tea then infused with the wonderful scent of fresh jasmine flower petals. When we tasted this tea it seemed like a tea that would be enjoyed by others. The varietal is strong and has a rich taste so it does well joining with jasmine. It will invigorate as a good black tea should, but it will also calm and soothe as the jasmine flower does so well. Our lot is handmade, grown on a small farm in Fujian province. The tea maker for many years made jasmine green teas so his skill in infusing the tea is considerable and the tea reflects this.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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A wonderful black tea infused with jasmine flowers!
Hand made, small lot.
Fujianese black teas are elegant, tasty and feel good!
Phenomenal, uncommon jasmine
Posted by Unknown on 26th Nov 2014
I'm so glad this tea is available. It's a skillfully produced tea--the jasmine subtly permeates the tea, and naturally complements the flavor base. Similar teas have been available through other purveyors in the past, but in recent years these have seemingly disappeared everywhere except here. This tea stands on its own compared to those other teas in terms of quality alone, but its rarity just adds to its value. This seems like such a natural form of jasmine tea--a class of tea onto itself--that I'm surprised it isn't more widely emulated. I would be deeply saddened to see it disappear.
Posted by Daniel Costigan on 20th Nov 2014
I am a fan of jasmine teas, but often find them so perfumy that I start getting a headache after a few cups. This is the first jasmine tea I've encountered that doesn't give me that problem. The black tea grounds the jasmine flavor, and cuts the intensity a bit. The taste is unique, almost like sweet jasmine candy. I usually give it brief steeps, which yield multiple infusions. I've never encountered a Mei Zhan tea I didn't like, and this tea is no exception!