For jasmine-scented tea, the most attractive thing is its fragrance. In the unique scenting processes that grant the tea this fragrance, the fresh jasmine flowers are mixed with the tea leaves so that the leaves absorb the soft, sweet aroma, which mixes wonderfully with the natural mellow taste of the tea itself.
The aroma of this Snail Yu Luo green tea is rich and natural, comfortable and relaxing. The floral fragrance melts throughout the tea liquid so that when we drink it, we can definitely feel its cooling sweetness; the material of this tea is one bud with one leaf, resulting in a thick, mellow brew capable of lasting through many infusions. Best of all, this tea can be enjoyed at almost any time during the day.
Craft: Yi Ti (一提, known as Ti Hua)
As well as being scented five times with jasmine flowers, this type of Snail (Yu Luo) Jasmine Green Tea has undergone a special process called Yi Ti, or Ti Hua (提花, “final scenting”) , done with the goal of further enhancing the jasmine’s intensity. Only first-grade flowers are used for this, with their large petals, pure white color, and strong fragrance.
In order to retain this intensity, the tea leaves and jasmine flowers are mixed for one more scenting, and afterwards do not undergo any further drying; generally, the final scenting stage takes 6-8 hours, and every 100kg of tea leaves requires about 6-8kg of flower petals.
Green Tea – Simao County, Pu-erh City, Yunnan Province, China
Jasmine – Hengxian County, Nanning City, Guangxi Province, China
Harvest Date: May 16, 2020
Plucking Standard: One bud with one leaf
Tea Scenting: Five times scenting and one time scenting with flowers of richer fragrance
Dry Leaf: Tightly curled into snail shape, covered with abundant white hair
Aroma: Rich Jasmine fragrance
Liquor: Bright yellow color
Taste: Rich jasmine fragrance, fresh and sweet at the entrance, smooth taste, mellow and refreshing for tea liquor
Tea Bush: Yunnan Da Bai Hao
Tea Garden: Nanling Tea Garden (altitude is above 1500 meters)
Caffeine: Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
Storage: Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated
Shelf Life: 36 Months