organic jasmine green tea
by stash tea (1 review)
price level: $$$$
An organic choice for those who savor the delicate yet distinctive flavor of jasmine tea. Nearly translucent in the cup, this tea is an excellent introduction to jasmine teas which are known for their appealing aroma. Jasmine tea is made by sprinkling jasmine flowers over green tea leaves which then absorb the flowery aroma. The jasmine flowers are plucked in the morning when the tiny petals are tightly closed. Then, as the evening cools, the flowers begin to open, emitting a "popping" sound that signals that the scenting is beginning. It takes about four hours for the tea leaves to absorb the fragrance and flavor of the jasmine blossoms. The tea is then re-fired to remove the excess moisture from the jasmine blossoms. The spent flowers are then removed from the tea. As the flowers are completely dry and contain no more aroma (moisture), they add only visual appeal and do not indicate the quality of the tea. Our Organic Jasmine Green tea is certified by the prestigious organic certifier BCS OKO-Garantie GMBH of Germany. In addition, Stash Tea is certified organic by Quality Assurance International. QAI is a professional organic certification service that is internationally recognized. QAI's program is designed to certify every step of the organic chain-from the land on which the product is grown, to the growers, to the post harvest facilities and the final processing and handling facilities. Such diligence provides assurance that the end product is indeed organic and that it complies with state, provincial, national and international organic standards. Products which carry the QAI certification seal convey the confidence of an unbroken "chain of custody" that all materials and processes have been individually certified as organic.
This his a good quality jasmine green tea that is smooth and light tasting