Scented

About

Freshly plucked flower buds sit mingling their aromas with piles of tea leaves on a warm summer night. This is scented tea in the making.

Scented teas have delighted tea drinkers since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), a time when flowers and fruits dominated both tea and tea cup. Jasmine, rose, osmanthus, lychee are some of the most well known and traditional types and may use white, green, oolong, or black teas as a base. Of these, Jasmine is of course the most popular and widely recognized.

Scented teas are often paired with bold tasting foods, as their fragrances are usually quite pronounced.

Crafting

The best grades are scented with the blossoms from fields or orchards near the tea gardens and use high quality teas as their base.

Premium scented teas are created by laying batches of flower blossoms, fruit rind or other fragrant substances onto tea leaves. Flower blossoms may be mixed directly into piles of tea leaves, or fruit rinds may be placed in racks above the leaves so that their essential oils may drip onto them. They are removed and replaced with fresh batches, a process repeated over the course of several days.

A longer scenting process results in a stronger fragrance which lasts through more infusions.

We Recommend

Most Fragrant Dragon Pearl Jasmine Supreme

Perfect Iced Lychee Black

Our Supreme grade Dragon Pearl Jasmine is by far the most delicious jasmine we have in our collection, using white tea buds from Fuding County and scented with Jasmine flowers from Fujian. We also like the Lychee Black for times when the weather calls for something iced.

  • Dragon Pearl Jasmine Supreme

    Dragon Pearl Jasmine Supreme

    Our finest jasmine scented pearl, hand-crafted from Da Bai tea buds from Northern Fujian, then scented with summer jasmine blossoms. Persistently aromatic and consistently wonderful.

    2 oz. for $16.00

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  • Organic Dragon Pearl Jasmine

    Organic Dragon Pearl Jasmine

    Certified organic tea buds from Fuding County, are scented with late summer jasmine flowers from Fujian. Sweet and a touch stronger than our Dragon Pearl Jasmine Supreme.

    2 oz. for $12.50

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  • Jasmine Mao Jian

    Jasmine Mao Jian

    Our everyday Jasmine. A traditional green tea scented with the enticingly gentle aroma of sweet flowers.

    4 oz. for $10.50

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  • Moroccan Mint

    Moroccan Mint

    A mint infused green tea, reminiscent of the intensely sweet Moroccan infusions, but blended with a milder, sweeter tea.

    4 oz. for $10.50

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  • Genmaicha

    Genmaicha

    A soothing blend of Japanese sencha green tea leaves with roasted brown rice. The rice is added to the tea during its final roasting - and is "puffed" by the heat of the roaster.

    4 oz. for $7.00

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  • Lotus

    Lotus

    Lotus tea has a touch of smokiness and a unique floral aroma reminiscent of sandalwood.

    4 oz. for $7.00

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  • Tung Ting Ginseng

    Tung Ting Ginseng

    A Winter harvested Formosa oolong to which we've added the richness of actual sliced ginseng. This is what ginseng oolong is meant to be.

    2 oz. for $12.50

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  • Chai

    Chai

    An Indian spice tea made with a blend of Lychee Black tea, orange peel, cinnamon, & cloves.

    4 oz. for $9.75

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  • Lychee Black

    Lychee Black

    A light and smooth black tea infused with the intense sweetness of lychee, a fruit found in abundance along the southern coast of China.

    4 oz. for $9.75

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  • Rose Black

    Rose Black

    Black tea scented with aromatic rose petals. The rose imparts an intoxicating aroma to the smoky sweetness of the black tea.

    4 oz. for $9.75

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