Phoenix Dragon Pearls
Specialty Chinese jasmine tea from the Fujian province. Also known as Jade Jasmine Pearls.
Jasmine flowers are picked early in the day when the small petals are tightly closed. The flowers are kept cool until nightfall. In the early evening when the flowers begin to open, the green and white tea is blended with the Jasmine flowers and stored overnight. The night blooming Jasmine flowers then open and release their fragrance into the tea. It takes over four hours for the tea to absorb the fragrance and flavour of the jasmine blossoms; this process is repeated more than three times.
This is an exquisite tea with the lovely sweet taste of jasmine.
1 level teaspoon for 200ml cup.
Use water slightly cooler than boiling at 80 degrees Celcius (just add a splash of cold water)
Steep for 2-3 minutes then pour. Tea can be re-infused by adding more water.
Tea found in Chinese restaurants
50 gram pouch makes around 30 cups of tea