Dew Drop Jasmine

Mo Li Mao Jian

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    A pleasant and refreshing daily drinker, but really easy to overbrew.

Everyone should have a good quality, daily drinking jasmine in their stash. They are great for a quick brew, to pair with some food (this is a hundred times better than the tea in your average Chinese restaurant!), and to give to tea newbies that feel safer with Jasmine.

This is made with a very good stock of spring picked Mao Jian Green tea from Fujian. This base provides a fragrant and rich enough brew to combine with the Jasmine. The tea is then hand scented by mixing the finished tea with thousands of freshly plucked Jasmine flowers and left overnight to infuse. During the night the producers have to stir all of the leaves and flowers up to dissipate heat and make the scenting even across the tea.

The following morning the producers must pick away all of the dry flowers (or they sometimes use air blowers to separate the lighter flowers from the tea). Once the tea has been allowed to dry the producers will repeat this scenting process with fresh flowers. This will continue until the tea has reached the right level of scenting. For this Dew Drop Jasmine the tea is scented a minimum of 3 times over the course of one or two weeks.

If you go into any tea shop and find Jasmine tea with lots of dry Jasmine flowers mixed in then please do not buy. This is lower quality tea because dry Jasmine does not have a good taste. Usually the tea seller buys this tea at a cheaper price as it is easier to make and will sell at a higher premium because many consumers assume that seeing a lot of real Jasmine flowers equals higher quality tea. This is a common trick that sellers use to boost their profits.

Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
Water
Temp
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
80°c
175F
3 10 +3 5 0.5 120 +60 2

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