Jasmine Downy Pearls
This green tea is rolled into pearl-shaped balls, then scented with jasmine flowers. The flavor is smooth with a light floral scent.
This is a unique and beautiful tea from Fujian province, China. To make this tea, women selectively pluck only the youngest leaves, covered with a fine down. Three leaves are rolled together into a spherical “pearl” and then wrapped in silk mesh and dried by fire to set the form. Each pearl is streaked with the pale white down of the buds. Scenting the pearls twice with fresh jasmine flowers gives the finished tea its final character.