|Green teas are known for grassy or vegetal flavors. They contain several B Vitamins and Vitamin C, amino acids and have one of the highest concentrations of catechins (a flavonoid with powerful antioxidant activity) among teas, second only to white teas.
Foojoy?s Summer Jasmine Green tea combines organically grown green tealeaves and fresh jasmine blossoms from the Jasminium sambac plant to make a truly aromatic brew. During processing it takes four hours or so for the tea to absorb the fragrance and flavor of the jasmine blossoms and for the highest grades, this process may be repeated as many as seven times. Because the tea has absorbed moisture from the flowers, it must be refired to prevent spoilage. The spent flowers are removed from the final product, as the flowers are completely dry and contain no aroma. This scented tea is soothing with a delicate floral aroma. It is USDA and IMO Swiss Certified Organic.
We recommend using glass-based or porcelain tea ware. Rinse teacup and teapot with hot water. Use about 1-2.5 teaspoons for every cup of water. Steep tealeaves in hot water at 158?F (70?c) to 176?F (80?c) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.
If you find that your tea tastes bitter and requires milk, sugar or lemon to counteract the bitterness, we recommend adjusting with shorter steeping times, lower temperature water, or fewer tea leaves.
Water for Tea: Cold, clear, pure water is recommended, and tap water, especially hard water, is to be avoided. Fresh spring water is ideal. Filtered water is also desirable. Hard water or strong tasting water will obliterate even the most delicious tea.