Bai Yun Xiang Pian (White Cloud Jasmine)
Scented Tea 2019
The most common style of jasmine tea worldwide. Made with a late spring harvest Sichuan green tea base with a robust flavor, infused with a persistent jasmine aroma that lasts through multiple infusions. Scented multiple times by the traditional method of mixing the tea leaves with fresh jasmine buds. A highly affordable everyday jasmine green tea with a bold flavor.
- Tea Origin
- Ya An City, Sichuan Province, China
- Tea Bush
- Da Bai Hao (Big White Hair), Ming Shan #131
This style of scented tea is the most common jasmine tea worldwide. Jasmine scented tea is green tea that has been infused with jasmine flowers several times during tea production. While the flowers are removed, the wonderful aroma and delicate taste remains. Although most jasmine tea producers use commercial green tea, White Cloud Jasmine blends gently shaped tea buds with very fresh young leaves infused at least three times with fresh jasmine flowers. Cheap, commercial scented teas, are often times sprayed with jasmine-scented chemicals. It is easy to spot a cheaply made, commercial jasmine tea because after only one infusion, the jasmine aroma will be completely lost. Since our scented teas are infused with fresh jasmine flowers multiple times, the jasmine aroma will last with you until the very infusion.
The taste of White Cloud Jasmine is rich, but not too perfumy. It carries the rich aroma and scent of jasmine without overpowering you with flavor. The downy white appearance of the Sichuan tea buds gives this tea its name and rich robust flavor.
It is important to note that scented tea and flavored teas are often used synonymously but are in fact very different types of teas. Flavored teas are often blended with berries, nuts and other herbs and typically artificially flavored with various flavors (raspberry, chocolate, cake, etc). A good quality scented tea is made up of ALL tea leaves and are never cut with freeze dried fruit and flavorings. At Seven Cups, we don’t carry any flavored teas.
No chemical fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide was used in the production of this tea. Click here to read more about our promise to fair trade and the environment.
Bai Yun Xiang Pian (White Cloud Jasmine) brewing guidelines
Teaware: 12 oz. glass or porcelain pot
Amount: ¾ Tbs of tea leaves
Water: 200°F filtered water
Infusion: First infusion at least 1 minute. The leaves are good for 6 infusions. Add a little more time for each subsequent infusion.