China full leaf green tea scented with jasmine blossoms.
The flip side of "96 Tears" by ? and the Mysterians.
For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to 185 degrees. Steep 1 sachet or 1 heaping tsp (2.6 g) loose leaf for three minutes while playing a spot of bridge or mahjong to help pass the time.
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Jasmine Green Tea
Chinese Green Tea
Grown in Fujian Province, China, Jasmine Silver Tip is also know as Jasmine Yin Hao and has a delicate yet pronounced floral scent and flavor. The green leaves are harvested in spring, pan fired to neutralize their oxidizing enzyme and stored until July, when jasmine flowers begin to bloom. The tea is then layered with unopened jasmine buds, which slowly unfurl and share their heavenly fragrance. Once the flowers have scented the tea, they are removed.
Fujian Province is one of the most famous tea growing regions located on the southeast coast of China. Black, white and oolongs teas are all thought to have originated from this province. With Taiwan so close in proximity, there has been much sharing of knowledge between the two in terms of tea plants and production. Jasmine Silver Tips begin their production in April and are finished in July.