Xian Tao is a display or presentation tea made with green tea leaves that are sewn together with silk thread into a Lychee nut shape. Once sewn, the tea leaves are scented with jasmine flowers. While steeping, these beautifully shaped leaves fold back and ‘bloom’ to present a brilliant red clover flower. Jasmine Flowering Tea is made with an excellent tasting green tea. The flower’s taste is delicious and sweet, and the leaf varietal does not get bitter as it steeps.
Suggestions: Jasmine Flowering Tea brews in a glass teapot or sturdy wine glass using a water temperature of 185°F–195°F; sit back and enjoy the show… and the tea! Also, try with Raw Desert Honey’s Local Honey for an added natural, no additives, raw taste!
About Silk Road
Silk Road Teas are grown and processed by true artisans of the leaf. They purchase most of their teas in small lots that are single origin and often handmade. It is their belief the best tea is harvested early in the spring, when the days are warming and the nights cool. In that brief harvest window, known as “before the rain” teas, the fresh and tender leaves offer nuanced flavors and tastes. These teas are limited in supply and are recognized as some of the finest teas in the world. Once plucked and processed, many of the teas are not blended, and they preserve these unique small lots for customers’ enjoyment. They find the finest varieties of white, green, oolong, black, and Pu-erh tea.
It is also worth noting that teas grown on small and specialty tea farms tend to use traditional methods of farming. As these teas are harvested in the spring before insect predation begins, the use of chemicals and pesticides is far less prevalent than on teas harvested later in the season and on larger farms. Silk Road Teas make every effort to find farms practicing natural and organic methods. To encourage and complement organic farming, their business is a certified USDA NOP Organic Handler.