China is the birthplace of tea. The first accounts of tea date back almost 5 millenia, though it wasn't commonly consumed until "just" two thousand years ago during the Zhou Dynasty. Initially prepared for medicinal purposes only, tea eventually established itself as an essential beverage enjoyed by all levels of society.
As the world's largest grower of tea, China produces all major varieties, with white and yellow teas being the most rare. Its vast range of climates and topography also leads to considerable differences in character from region to region. The most renowned growing areas are Yunnan Province in the southwest and Fujian Province along the eastern coast. Cultivation is still mostly driven by small scale farms where plucking and processing is done by hand.
Known for its visual appeal and exceptional fragrance, these Jasmine pearls are organically grown in the mountains of southeast China. The highest quality green tea leaves are mixed half a dozen times with fresh Jasmine flowers before being hand-rolled into its signature spherical shape. Upon infusion, the beads gradually open to unlock the Jasmine aroma. A garden in a cup.
The Silver Needle is the most highly prized of white teas. Produced in the mountainous province of Fujian in China, a region famed for white teas, only the youngest tea buds are plucked, then naturally dried under the sun. The minimal processing results in a subtle infusion with just a touch of sweetness and an ultra soft finish. An exquisite tea for special occasions.