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A truly excellent tea can be as layered and complex as a fine wine, and with a bit of practice you can learn to discern the exact origin...
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Some people count sheep to get to sleep. With 100 different teas to choose from, we’ve found a much better solution. True, our collection is huge. But you can choose to track down your tea by taste, by origin and even by number.
In 1886 our founder Walter Whittard set up his very first shop, filled floor-to-ceiling with the world’s finest tea, coffee and cocoa. Those brave new brews are now time-honoured classics and we’re still following our nose for the new…
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The Chinese art of scenting tea leaves with jasmine blossoms may have originated as early as the 5th century, but the trend really took hold during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) when 'bricks' of tea were abolished in favour of loose leaf, prompting tea artisans to experiment with new techniques. Designed as a drink for China's elite, this tea was strictly reserved for the Imperial Court where it was presented to the Emperor in elaborate ceremonies.
We've sourced our signature jasmine green tea from remote tea gardens in the south of China. The leaves are harvested and processed in the spring, then kept fresh until the summer jasmine season. Once picked, the young buds of jasmine start to open at dusk; they are then layered over the tea and carefully turned to release their essential oils, a process repeated up to six times overnight with fresh batches of flowers. The result is richly fragranced yet pleasingly light - delicious enjoyed at dusk, or as an after-dinner palate cleanser.
Scented Green Tea
Sweet, aromatic jasmine
Salty foods pair with sweetness well, fried dumplings, parmesan cheese
As a palate cleanser after lunch or supper
Add one teaspoon (around 2g) of loose leaf tea per cup and use freshly drawn water heated to around 80 degrees. For the ideal temperature either pour the water before it reaches boiling point or allow the water to sit for 3-5 minutes after boiling. Allow to brew for 2-3 minutes according to taste. Best enjoyed without milk.
dissapointed by Sviatlana on 10th October 2016
I have bought this tea hoping it will be very good. I bought tea bags of it. Individually wrapped tea bags. Tea tastes as a cheap one and I can easily feel that the aroma of jasmine is an artificial one, nothing to do with a real green jasmine tea. Also it is sad that it is not organic and fair trade. Really disappointed.
Green Jasmine Delight by Ruta on 1st September 2016
The most fabulous tea blend out there!! The taste and the scent is perfect!!! Best for morning, lunch and tea time!
ruta by Ruta on 2nd August 2016
Absolutely my favorite, very tasty and refreshing
The Chinese invented paper, gunpowder and the compass. But their finest innovation has to be tea, reputedly first discovered by the emperor Shen Nong in 2737 BCE. Originally prepared as a medicinal brew, tea became a drink in its own right during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE), and today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black, green and white tea to oolong, puerh and yellow tea. If you’re looking for a bit of teatime reading take a look at Lu Yu’s ‘Tea Classic’: first written in 780 CE, it covers everything from cultivation methods to tea etiquette…
We've chosen the number 9 for this classic Chinese tea, a symbol of harmony in Chinese culture and historically associated with the Emperor.
The Chinese custom of storing tea as a compressed cake dates back to the days when it was accepted as currency by Tibetan tradesmen. Taking the time-honoured shape of an orchid and stamped with the Chinese symbol for prosperity, we've selected a fragrant jasmine green tea for a true taste of tradition.More Details
A speciality of Fujian Province in China, this tea is crafted with exceptional skill, layering the youngest green tea leaves with fresh jasmine blossoms, ready to absorb their fragrant oil as the buds begin to open at dusk. Infuse the hand-rolled pearls and they'll unfurl like blossoms in the water, creating a beautifully light and aromatic brew releasing layers of flavour with each infusion.More Details
Flavoured Black Tea
In the words of the novelist Henry James: 'There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.' Our signature tea for after three is a beautiful balance of black and green tea with flavours of bergamot and a sweet scattering of petals. Now who's for a cucumber sandwich?More Details
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