Yin Hao Jasmine Tea
Floral, Fresh, Delicate
Top grade, silver-tip green tea massaged with drying jasmine blossoms. Cups have deep, ethereal, florality and sweet, delicate, refreshing finishes.
This tea is grown in the Fujian province of China. Fujian is arguably the best tea growing region in China. The province is located on the southern coast of China and features stunning mountains. The altitude and proximity to the ocean brings cool nights while the southern latitude helps bring abundant rainfall and warm daily temperatures.
Yin Hao translates to “silver tips.” These tea leaves were sourced from the budding tips of the tea plant as they begin to grow and unfurl in spring. Silver tip tea is silver due to the lack of chlorophyll development in the leaf tip. The result is a more delicate tea, higher in antioxidants with a less grassy, vegetal flavor than more developed tea leaves.
The silver tip teas are dried in the spring and then aged in a cool, dry environment until the jasmine grown in the same region reaches full bloom. The freshly harvested jasmine is then massaged into the tea leaves and dried, thereby imparting the incredible, sweet, ethereal essence of jasmine into the tea.
Fujian Province, China
We recommend steeping three to four grams of tea (one to two tbsp) per 8 to 10 oz cup. It is paramount that water is much cooler than boiling. We recommend starting with 185℉ water and a 1:45 steep. To increase or decrease the intensity of the cup use a slightly more or less steep time. Astringency will increase with higher water temperatures and longer steep times.
This tea also makes absolutely incredible, enormously refreshing cups of iced tea. For an iced version of this tea, simply use the same brewing times and amount of tea, use only half the amount of brew water (4-5 oz), and pour the brewed tea directly over the same amount of ice (4-5 oz).