A sweet, fresh and sparkling tea with a small tone of Jasmine blossom. This tea is wonderful to drink with a light fruit dessert.
The Yin Zhen is a white tea from China. It is grown in the province of Fujian, according to traditional methods and especially selected by Madame Tseng. The name of this tea means silver needle.
A white tea is an unfermented tea. Only the buds are picked, for a pure and elegant tea. The Jasmine blossom is picked in the evening because of the strong scent. A kilo of Jasmine tea requires ten kilos of blossom.
To add the taste of Jasmine to the tea, the blossom is placed on top of the spreaded tea for 24 hours. It is has to be refreshed constantly. The old blossom is removed before the scent disappears. In this way, the tea leaves absorb the scent of the Jasmine blossom, which obtain the Jasmin flavor. A natural process to make Jasmin tea.