Half-Moon Jasmine - Organic Jasmine Green TeaElixir Tea
A refreshing balance of bright summer jasmine blossoms and cool green tea. A heavenly infusion where sweetness gives way to subtle bitterness - just as the moon follows the sun.
|Flavour||Fresh light and lively with notes of orange blossom and flowers.|
Cooling. Uplifting. Soothing.
The bright, clean fragrance of jasmine blossoms lifts the mood and enlivens the senses. In the cup this mellows to a settling, soothing and cooling tea which refreshes and revives.
|Origin||The heady perfume of wild jasmine blossoms mellows the mild astringency of organic, living green tea from Jiangxi.|
|Quantity||50g (36p per serving)
Half-Moon Jasmine should ideally be made with cooler water - around 70-80⁰ and is ideal for multiple infusions. It can also be cold brewed. For cold brewing with cold or room temperature water reduce the amount of tea leaves to 1 teaspoon (2g) per 300 ml.
The traditional way to make living tea is to use a small pot with a generous amount of leaves. The leaves are then used for multiple, short infusions. Living tea made this way brings out all of its taste, vibrancy and complexity.
|Quicker (100ml)||1 tbsp||70-80⁰C||45-60 secs||4-5|
|Kyusu (250ml)||1 tbsp||70-80⁰C||60-90 secs||4-5|
|Travel Flask (300ml)||1 tbsp||70-80⁰C||90-120 secs||4-5|
|Cold Brew (300ml)||1 tsp||Cold Water||2-24 hours||2-3|
Clearing of Heat. Regulates the Upper Jiao
Half-Moon Jasmine is similar to Jade Stream in its cooling nature - although it is less drying and dispersing of Dampness. Jasmine flower tea (mo li hua cha) is used in China to soothe coughs, sore throats and bronchitis and this is reflected in the way that Half-Moon Jasmine can affect the Upper Jiao.
|Nature||Neutral - Cold
|Element||Wood - Metal