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Hugely popular in China, Silver Jasmine Green tea is produced by adding jasmine flower petals to the tea buds during processing, so infusing this premium green tea with a subtle fragrance and taste of jasmine. After drying the flower petals are removed, leaving the tea with its unique taste and fragrance. TeaVivre's Silver Jasmine is made from premium Fuding Da Bai and Da Hao tea trees grown in Mt Taimu, Fujian.
Our Silver Jasmine Green Tea meets the most strictly European low pesticide residues standard for agricultural products. View Quality Safety Analyzing Report
Scented green teas are the most commonly drunk teas in China. With a history stretching back over 700 years, jasmine scented green tea is probably the most popular scented tea. In China it is described as being like drinking the flavour of Spring. TeaVivre's premium quality Silver Jasmine is made from Fuding Da Bai tea trees and Da Hao tea trees combined during processing with jasmine flowers. When dry, this tea appears like all high quality green teas, with small curled tea leaves covered in fine white hairs.
As Jasmine green tea is simply premium green tea that is scented with jasmine during processing , it provides all the same great health benefits of Green teas. However it is also widely believed that the jasmine flowers themselves add some additional benefits, helping reduce depression and also helping with natural detoxification of the body.
For more information on the health benefits of Green teas, take a look at our article on Tea Health benefit.
Silver Jasmine tea should be brewed just like all green teas, in water that is around 194 ºF (90 ºC) for 1 to 2 minutes. TeaVivre's Jasmine tea can be infused 4 or 5 times. To further enjoy this tea, we recommend brewing it directly in a glass, as is commonly done in China. This lets you not just enjoy the wonderful flavour and fragrance, but also lets you watch the tea leaves slowly expand and change as they brew.
For more information on some of the skills and arts of brewing tea, check out our article on How To Make Tea.
Lin Jian, who is born in Fuding, Fujian, has been living under the environment of teas. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather are all tea farmers. When he was in elementary school, he helped to pick the tea after school at the tea picking time when there’s not enough people to pick the tea. The dream of engaging in tea business was came up at that time. He said: “My original idea is to make a good life for my family by tea business. But from 1993 when my tea business was gradually developed, I changed my mind. Fuding is the best place of planning white tea. So I want to create a long-term Organic Tea business.” Through our contact with Mr Lin, we felt that he is a man of frankness, speaking quickly, walking quickly and working quickly.
Not exaggeratedly speaking, now Lin Jian is the first founder of Chinese white tea. He owns near 2800 acre high quality tea gardens in Fuding including 500 acre organic tea garden which is the only organic tea garden in Fujian that has passed the USA, Europe and Japan organic certification. He also owns 200 acre Jasmine tea garden in Guangxi. Meanwhile his heshan organic tea base was regards as the national agricultural standard base.
In 2004, his Taimu Jasmine green tea won the gold medal at the annual Chinese Taimu tea competition in Fujian.
Like most of our premium teas, TeaVivre's Silver Jasmine Green Tea is produced in the Mt. Taimu area.
This tropical mountainous coastal area is perfect for growing teas. The area has an abundant rainfall, with many misty days in spring, and temperatures that are neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. The mountains around the farms are more than 80% forested, ensuring the soil has a high natural fertility and organic content, removing the need to use fertilizers. The jasmine used in this tea is grown on a 200 acre plantation in Guangxi province.
Scented green teas have a history that stretches back over a thousand years. The innovation of adding spices and flowers to green teas started during the Chinese Song Dynasty, around 960AD.
During the Ming Dynasty, in the 1500's, the modern production method of Jasmine scented tea, with the flowers being added to the tea during processing, prior to drying, was introduced and perfected. In this time though, jasmine tea was still rare, due to the increased complexities the processing required.
However later in the mid 1800's during the Qing Dynasty, production techniques were perfected and the number of tea farms rapidly increased, leading to greater production volumes and cheaper prices, culminating in it becoming hugely popular in China, a popularity that has remained to this day.
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Thanks to Teavivre for the free sample of this tea! I accidentally oversteeped the first infusion, so it had a bit of astringency in it, but it was a surprisingly small amount when compared to some Jasmine tea that I’ve had. The aroma was a very nice jasmine scent, but it wasn’t overpowering. The taste of the tea is hard to discern underneath the astringency, but I do taste something flowery, which suggests that that taste will be fairly strong if I don’t oversteep the next infusion.
Okay, I was REALLY careful with the second infusion, using degree water and steep for exactly two minutes. The result was a cup of tea with a nice sweet flowery flavor, with not even a hint of astringency. This is the second be jasmine tea I’ve had to date (after the jasmine pearls that I got from Teavivre back in November).
Interestingly enough, the third infusion with this tea was exactly the same as the second. I don’t often find green teas with this type of longevity (they usually only last for four steepings), but I figure that I will get at least five infusions out of this tea, which is a pleasant surprise.
I lost track of what steeping I’m on, but rest assured it is at least number six. I brewede this infusion at a low termperature, like 140 degrees, and the resutl was pretty goo. I actually forgot about the tea, so it was infusing for somewhere between 6 and 10 minutes before I took the leaves out. The resulting tea is still a bit flowery, but the generic green tea taste is beginning to seep in. Interestingly enough, there is no astringency, even though it was a VERY long infusion, most likely due to the low water temperature and the high number of previous steepings.
All in all, this is a very good tea, and certainly better than a lot of Jasmines that I’ve had. I’m seriously considering using this to replace my Yamamotoyama jasmine, given that this has a better taste and lasts longer.
This review was originally published on Steepster by Joshua Smith on May, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Joshua Smith.
I quite like this tea. It doesn't blow my mind, but It's pretty good. Slightly too much jasmine for me, but others seem to think it's perfect. A perfect cup for the springtime (although where I am it still feels like winter)
Next time I'll try one of Teavivre's other jasmine scented greens and see which I like more.
A mild green tea and a generous amount of jasmine flavor gives a clear and bright flavor with little bitterness. I'd personally consider this something to have occasionally with pastries or something rather than an everyday tea, but if you really like jasmine, this could be your main tea, and the price is very good for this grade of tea.
I sampled this tea and liked it well enough to buy not one, but two large pouches of it. Once again, Teavivre has provided the perfect level of jasmine for me. This does not taste like perfume. It is excellent with a meal and rivals their Premium Jasmine Pearls when paired with food. I give it four stars instead of five because when drinking tea without a meal, I prefer the pearls. This is a perfect, affordable tea to drink with meals and because of the price you can make as many pots as you like. I resteeps well which makes it even more economical.
I enjoy jasmine tea 2 or 3 times per week and I have tried 4-5 different ones and this is as of yet my favorite.
So, I quite like this tea, but to be honest, my favorite jasmine is teavivre's jasmine dragon pearls. This is a fine, delicious tea, don't get me wrong. But you really must try the dragon pearls!
I generally turn up my nose at the bitter and nondescript jasmine tea served at Chinese restaurants, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this tea. I opened the pouch and was immediately greeted by the potent perfume of sweet jasmine blossoms. The floral scent is no less striking when steeping and drinking the tea. The jasmine flavour does not overwhelm the palate, not even after a few cups. The tea is neither bitter nor astringent, but sweetly perfumed. It is truly a bouquet in a cup. The second steeping is lighter, but still decidedly jasmine. This is the finest jasmine tea I have ever tried.
I'm on a quest to find the perfect jasmine tea (for my taste). Like so many things a point of reference is needed to make a comparison. So, my opinion on this tea is probably different than anyone else. All I can tell you is that I prefer a strong jasmine taste with no vegetable after taste. This tea comes close but its not the one for me so ill keep looking. The jasmine aroma is there and the flavor is noticeable but it lacks the natural sweetness of the best jasmine and carries a slight vegetable after taste which worsens with multiple infusions. But having said all that its not bad. Just not the holy grail for me.
This is a very nice tea. It is not our favorite jasmine since we prefer the milder (weaker) jasmine flavors of the superfine jasmine pearls, but this one is also a quality tea. It is a good value and those preferring a stronger jasmine flavor will appreciate this tea.
This is quite a nice jasmine. I have tried two of Tea Vivre's more premium jasmines, and in fact, this one came as a sample with my Superfine Jasmine Downy dragon Pearls order. I prepared this Gongfu style and it was quite nice-not bitter at all and the jasmine was just right.
Reply: The Silver Jasmine Green Tea can be stored for a year and a half in appropiate storage. Our teas are kept in well-sealed and low temperature condition, which can help to keep the tea fresh most. New harvest of Silver Jasmine Green Tea will come soon. You can have a try of the new tea by then.
Reply: The tea leaves of this tea is mature than others and it is processed with jasmine flowers. So its brewing temperature is higher.
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