Moli Longzhu (Jasmine Pearls)
Scented Tea 2020
A full flavored jasmine green tea with a bright jasmine aroma. The bold yet smooth flavor with a lasting floral character and elegant hand-rolled pearl style leaves that unfurl gracefully into a tea sprig make it one of our most popular jasmine teas. An excellent everyday jasmine tea that is high quality yet still affordable.
- Tea Origin
- Fuding City, Fujian Province, China
- Tea Bush
- Dabai (Big White), Dahao (Big Hair)
- Tea Master
- Lin Xingxiong
- Harvest Time
- Early April
- Picking Standard
- One bud, two leaves
Moli Longzhu, also known as Jasmine Pearls, is our everyday pearl shaped jasmine tea. Although the leaves that make this tea are picked from organically grown Dabaihao bushes (commonly used to make white tea), the tea is not processed as a white tea but is instead processed as a green tea. The type of tea produced depends not only on the bush it comes from, but how it is processed after picking. This is true for all jasmine teas as well.
For Jasmine Pearls, a bud and sprig is picked and then hand rolled into a pearl shape, then dried as a green tea. The pearls are then mixed in with freshly picked jasmine flowers (about 70% of tea and 30% jasmine) and left to absorb the flavor and aroma of the jasmine. Quality jasmine scented tea requires around 2-3 weeks in order to absorb the jasmine’s scent. The tea is then separated from the jasmine flowers and allowed to dry after being in the moisture of the jasmine flowers. For this grade of Jasmine Pearls, this process is done a total of three times with fresh batches of jasmine each time.
This is our most popular everyday jasmine tea. It has a strong flavor and aroma. The fact that the aroma persists over multiple infusions is indicative of a tea that has been infused with real jasmine flowers, and not artificially sprayed with a chemical jasmine scent like many cheap commercial jasmine teas on the market.
Enjoy Jasmine Pearls in glass to observe the pearls opening up with each infusion. Note, after the pearls open, that this tea adheres to the one bud and sprig picking standard.
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.
Moli Longzhu (Jasmine Pearls) brewing guidelines
Teaware: 12 oz. glass or porcelain pot
Amount: ½ Tbs of tea leaves
Water: 200°F filtered water
Infusion: First infusion at least 2 minutes. The leaves are good for 6 infusions. Add a little more time for each subsequent infusion.