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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 is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.
Recommend Brewing Guide:
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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Silver Jasmine Green tea is a decent jasmine tea. Jasmine is very subtle and light, but because the tea is made of tea buds, the tea base is also very light. I would relate this to similar jasmine tea served at a Chinese restaurant with the only difference being this is not diluted cheap tea. The silver needle tea gives a similar taste to jasmine flowering tea as well. Due to the nature of subtle jasmine and tea buds, this tea does not bitter. It can be steeped longer to enhance jasmiine flavour, but the taste will not surpass mild. I would recommend this tea for those who like (a) extremely mild jasmine tea; light jasmine tea; non-astringent jasmine tea (b) economic jasmine tea (Teavivre's cheapest option). Because of its mild profile and economic price, it would also serve as a great introduction to jasmine tea. (Steeped according to recommended guide. A detailed profile may be written later.)
This is a decent jasmine tea. The best part about it is the tea part is very mild, so it can't be overbrewed. You can simply brew it longer for more jasmine flavor. Overall, the jasmine element is pretty subdued.
This tea smells and taste of jasmine. The jasmine flavor is not overpowering, but it is the only flavor I get. This tea is enjoyable but not exceptional.
Fragrance of this tea is amazing. You could tell that it is a Jasmine tea right away even blindfolded. Reminds me of the tea I get at Chinese restaurants, but of higher quality. One should be careful though not to over-steep, especially on the first steep since the Jasmine flavour can become overpowering.
On the top of my most shunned list was Jasmine tea. When I tried some other (not to be named) brands, I felt like I was swilling cups of perfume. Not only is this Silver Jasmine Green tea a pleasant sipping blend, but it is also full-flavored and sweet. The color is a semi-deep amber when steeped for two minutes at 195 degrees. I didn’t expect that hue from a green tea. The manifestation of jasmine is strong in this tea, but when combined with the sweetness in the flavor and the subtle green tea taste, everything works together peacefully to produce a very palatable experience. Altogether, you are rewarded with a rich sweet jasmine tea without bitterness. This review was originally published on Steepster by Stoo 0n Jan 23, 2012. TeaVivre has added this whole review here by getting permission from Stoo.
After one year the jasmine is here! Nicely preserved, great perfume and taste. This tea will be included in my next order...
I love florals… but Jasmine is a hit or miss depending on how well it’s balanced, a bit like how overwhelming bergamot can be to earl greys. When I discovered Jasmine Dragon pearls from Teavivre, it was a no brainer, favourite jasmine ever! Then later, this silver green became slightly superior for my own personal likings. I had to play a lot with it in order to find my sweet spot. 85c, no more than 1.5 min on first steep. That’s how my cup gets filled with sweet jasmine blossoms just in the right amount, not soapy or too perfume like. When I close my eyes and let it invade me, Jasmine’s scent really fills my head with spring and summer thoughts…Teavivre makes the best Jasmine tea!
Ah, jasmine tea. No matter how many affairs I have with other flavors and kinds of tea, you will always be a constant in my heart. I took this sample with my to my sister’s last night and brewed everyone some tea after dinner. The fragrance of the leaves was lovely. The tea itself is very jasmine-y and very enjoyable. I found a flavor a tiny bit harsh though. It was in no way bad, but it didn’t have the smooth silkiness I’ve had in other jasmine teas. And I found myself wishing the tea flavor was a little more present. It was mostly flower, which is fine with me, but a little more green flavor would greatly enhance the experience. The second steep was slightly less jasmine-y and more tea-y. The tea seems to be kind of roast-y. It didn’t taste all the green and maybe more like white tea. This review was originally published on Steepster by Mercuryhime in November, 2011. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Mercuryhime.
I absolutely love green tea infused with jasmine flowers. This example is a tea that I could drink all day long. It is light, fragrant and definitely has just the right taste of jasmine. Very pleasant and enjoyable.
This tea is yet another example of the excellent quality of teas the TeaVivre produces, & although I don’t drink as much green teas as I used to, this is very nice. Its a delicate green & the jasmine is there, but very lightly. A very nice & refined cup! This review was originally published on Steepster by Terri HarpLady on 10 September, 2013. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Terri HarpLady.
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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