jasmine flower tea

  • The Process of Making Jasmine Scented Tea

    Cultivars and Plucking

    There are several jasmine cultivars planted in mainland China. In general, there are three main categories referring to the structure of flower petals.

    1) Single-Petal Jasmine ( Dan-ban Mo-li)

    In the early stage (before year 1963), this is the main cultivar planted for the production of jasmine tea.
    The flowers blossom at an earlier hour (6-7 p.m.) as compared to the Double-petal jasmine (at 8-9 p.m.).This cultivar gives a fresh note of bouquet and with a refreshing taste to the jasmine tea.
    However, the yield is much lower (1400-1750 kg/acre, 2800kg/acre at maximum), as compared to Double-petal jasmine (3500-5600 kg/acre, 10500kg/acre at maximum).
    Besides, this cultivar is susceptible to plant disease and is not able to bear the cold weather and water logging condition during the rainy season.
    These factors are unfavorable to the overall performance although it gives a good fragrance. Continue reading

  • The Growing Area of Jasmine Scented Tea

    Jasmine Flower The jasmine flower is native to tropical and warm temperate regions with average atmospheric temperature above 20 degree C. By far, Heng County at Guangxi Province has proven to be the most suitable place for the jasmine flower. This area is located at the sub-tropical monsoon climate zone...
  • History of the Jasmine Flower and Scented Tea

    The Jasmine flower originated from Iran (formerly known as Persia). It has been planted in China mainland for more than 1700 years; it is said that this flower was brought to China during Tang Dynasty through the Silk Road. In the very early stages, it was only served for decorative...

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