Green tea has always been around, and no tea lover can deny its distinct taste and aroma. However, have you tried the refreshing taste and exquisite aroma of freshly-blended jasmine green tea? Green tea infused with jasmine flowers creates a beautiful combination that cannot be beaten. If you are wondering about the fascinating process of making jasmine green tea, worry not and join me on this journey as we explore the journey from the harvest to your cup.
Picking the Ideal Leaves
It all starts with the harvesting of green tea leaves that embody the perfect combination of taste and aroma. Jasmine green tea can be made using spring or summer leaves, but the best quality leaves are picked during spring when the leaves are fresh and tender. The leaves are handpicked and left to dry in the sun, reducing their water content and initiating the natural fermentation process.
Adding the Jasmine Flowers
After the tea leaves are handpicked, the next step involves adding freshly-picked jasmine flowers to infuse the tea with its unique aroma and flavour. The tea leaves are carefully layered alongside the flowers, and they are left overnight to absorb the fragrance. The more the tea leaves are infused, the higher the quality of jasmine green tea.
Rolling the Leaves
The third step involves rolling the leaves as this process helps extract the flavour and aroma from the jasmine flowers. Hand-rolled leaves preserve the natural oils and flavours of the tea leaves, ensuring fresh tea leaves with high-quality taste and aroma.
After the leaf-rolling process,the tea leaves are left to dry for the final process, which determines their quality. Professional Chinese tea makers use traditional methods for drying, such as sun or oven drying. The leaves are dried at a low temperature, ensuring the natural aroma, flavour, and colour are preserved.
Packaging and Distribution
Jasmine green tea is now ready to be packaged and distributed across various markets globally. Proper packaging and storage are essential to preserve the natural aroma and taste of the tea leaves. Hermetically sealed packaging, such as vacuum-sealed bags, prevents the tea leaves from losing their natural aroma.
Jasmine green tea is a unique blend of fresh green tea leaves and fragrant jasmine flowers that offer distinct taste and aroma. The journey of jasmine green tea, from the harvest to your cup, involves careful selection, picking, layering, rolling, and drying of tea leaves. Each of these steps is vital to preserving the delicious aroma and taste of the tea leaves. Next time you take a sip of your favourite jasmine green tea, think of the meticulous process it went through, and better appreciate it. Try making your Jasmine Green Tea, and watch as you enjoy a fascinating journey from harvesting to your cup.