Jasmine Dragon Pearls
Mt. Taimu

SKU
3935
Super premium jasmine dragon pearl tea cultivated at 700m elevation in the top terroir of Fuding, in Fujian Province. Triple hand-mixed for an elegant fragrance with jasmine blossoms from Heng, Guangxi: the origin of jasmine tea. 80g
  • Finely rolled dragon pearls from Mt. Taimu in Fuding, the acclaimed terroir for white tea
  • Triple hand-mixed with fresh jasmine blossoms (no artificial flavours)
  • Blossoms sourced from Guangxi, the top terroir for jasmine
  • Jasmine blossoms hand-removed after each mixing
  • Hand-picked at 700m elevation
 
Character Balanced and elegant with perfect interplay between refreshing jasmine taste and creamy, sweet rice milk notes; mineral undertones
Tea Farm Renowned family-operated tea farm
Terroir Fuding, Fujian, China
Harvest 1st harvest (Ming Qian), beginning of April, 2022, hand-selected
Cultivar Fuding Da Bai Hao (100%)
Elevation 700m above sea level
Withering and Oxidation Occasionally outdoor air-drying, but mostly indoor air-drying and withering for 2-3 days on bamboo baskets at room temperature. Triple fragrancing with fresh jasmine blossoms. Oven dried and machine-rolled at the last stage.
Laboratory Tests Pesticides (06/2017)
Grading 95/100 p. (jasmine category), Super Premium
€12.90
80g

Delivery : 1–3 business days

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SKU
3935
€16.13 / 100g
In stock

Tea Farm

We sourced this refined tea exclusively from a small, family-operated tea farm in a prime location: Fuding, the internationally acclaimed region for silver needle tea. The field for this tea is located at 700m elevation at Mt. Taimu, the birthplace of white tea and top terroir in Fuding.

Character

Flavour

Traditionally, jasmine tea is produced by mixing fragrant blossoms with white tea. No additional flavours are added in any other form. We offer jasmine tea made with dragon pearls that is produced according to these same standards. The delicate floral notes of the tea leaves (da bai hao cultivar) perfectly complement the intense aroma of jasmine blossoms.

The most exquisite white tea leaves from Fuding are selected for this tea. The leaves are naturally fragranced via mixing with fresh jasmine blossoms from the acclaimed growing region of Heng in Guangxi. The jasmine blossoms are mixed with the tea and then carefully removed by hand. For each of the three mixing stages, new blossoms are used. After fragrancing, the leaves are rolled into dragon pearls. The resulting tea is balanced and elegant, with notes of fresh jasmine and sweet rice milk. The tea has a pleasant undertone of cleansing mineral water.

Leaf

Silver leaves rolled into a ball (zhucha 珠茶)

Cup

Attractive, saturated yellow

Cultivation

Location, Cultivation, and Processing

The tea field is located in an idyllic mountainous landscape at over 700m elevation. The terroir offers ideal growing conditions with steep mountain slopes and good drainage. The tea farm is near the Taimushan National Park with its spectacular peaks, river valleys, and waterfalls.

The jasmine blossoms used for fragrancing are sourced from the acclaimed "jasmine region" of Heng in Guangxi Province, Southwestern China. Numerous farmers cultivate jasmine on over 10 hectares of land there. Exquisite jasmine has been grown in the region for centuries.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Fuding near Mt. Taimu. Sourced directly from the tea farmer.

Preparation

Preparation

Steep 3 heaped tsp in 100-300ml 70°C water for 3 minutes. Suitable for several infusions.

Packaging

High quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch with 9 protective layers to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination.

Recommended Accessories

For an especially aromatic infusion, we recommend a yixing teapot made from clay, or a black tokoname kyusu with a fine ceramic strainer. Alternatively, a tall glass teapot with an integrated sieve can be used for a more neutral taste.

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