Jasmine pearl green tea is the rarest and most sought after grade of jasmine green tea. This form of green tea is sold exclusively in the form of loose leaf teas. The term loose leaf is used loosely because to make jasmine pearls, tea artisans roll together green tea leaves and jasmine blossoms.
Premium quality jasmine green tea is hand made in the Min River area in Chine. Green tea leaves form this area are picked in early spring and paired with fresh jasmine blossoms for optimal flavor. The green tea leaves and jasmine blossoms are rolled together, by hand, into tiny balls. Tea made according to this tradition dates back 900 years and is considered to be the premium form of green tea.
The palate of jasmine pearl green tea can be described as gentle in body with a distinctly sweet jasmine aroma. This sweet aroma makes the jasmine pearl less bitter than straight green tea. Likewise it eliminates the need for the addition of honey or other sweetener which is never recommend with jasmine pearl green tea.
In Asian countries jasmine green tea is often paired with spicy foods as it both aids in digestion and freshens breathe. Jasmine pearl green tea is also considered extremely healthy. First green tea is a potent anti-oxidant and is thought to promote the burning of fat. These tea properties are then nicely complemented by Jasmine which is thought to slimming and cholesterol reducing properties.
For preparation, jasmine pearl green tea should be steeped in clear glass so that the preparer can watching the green leaves unfold. 6-8 pearls are all that is needed for a good glass of tea and can be infused twice.
If you are a green tea lover, try jasmine pearl green tea for the absolute best green tea you will ever taste.