Jasmine, Scented, & Smoked Tea

 
Tea Trekker is happy to offer several classic scented teas for your enjoyment.

Flower-scented teas are a Chinese specialty that were first made during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and later reached the pinnacle of excellence in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644.) The most famous of these teas are sweet-scented jasmine, rose, lychee and osmanthus-scented teas.

The early Chinese tea masters first experimented with and then excelled at producing scented teas from a variety of aromatic fresh flower blossoms. But the culmination of the fine art of tea scenting came with the creation of traditionally crafted Jasmine tea: a complicated process involving careful leaf tea preparation during the height of the spring tea season, and the later addition of the most aromatic of autumn's freshly-harvested jasmine flowers to that carefully held leaf.

Here at Tea Trekker we are justifiably proud of our heady, scented Earl Grey tea, which we blend in-house and scent with all-natural Italian Bergamot oil. Our loyal Earl Grey tea customers tell us it is the best Earl Grey they have ever tasted, and from the prodigious quantity that we sell, we believe them!

Lapsang Souchong is classified as a scented black tea due to the fact that it is smoked over pine wood charcoal embers during a certain stage of its leaf manufacture. It is made in the Wu Yi Shan, a mountainous region of rocky cliffs and bamboo and pine forests located in northern Fujian Province, China. The original and authentic Lapsang Souchong is called Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong, and is made from fresh leaf plucked from tea gardens on Tong Mu, a mountain located within the protected nature preserve that surrounds the smoking sheds.

We describe the production steps required for making traditional fresh-flower scented Jasmine tea, and relate our visit to a Jasmine tea manufacturer in our book: The Story of Tea or you can view Mary Lou’s article on Jasmine Tea manufacture here.

Jasmine tea steeping instructions

New Tea, Rested Tea, and Aged Tea

Earl Grey Earl Grey
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store
We use natural, not artificial, Bergamot Oil from Italy
Jasmine Dragon Pearls scented tea Jasmine Dragon Pearls
Organic
Traditional scenting with fresh flower blossoms
2013 Sept/Oct Manufacture
Jasmine Silver Needles Jasmine Silver Needles
China
White tea buds scented with Jasmine
2013 July/Sept Manufacture
Jasmine Spring Hao Ya scented tea Jasmine Spring Hao Ya
Traditional scenting with fresh flower blossoms
2013 Sept/Oct Manufacture
Jasmine Yin Hao scented tea Jasmine Yin Hao
Silver Bud Jasmine
Organic, EU-Compliant
Traditional scenting with fresh flower blossoms
2013 July/Sept Manufacture
Lapsang Souchong Mainland China smoked blak tea Lapsang Souchong Mainland China
Lapsang Souchong Taiwan smoked black tea Lapsang Souchong Taiwan
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong smoked black tea Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #1
China
Tong Mu Village
Original 'Lapsang Souchong'
Lightly smoked
Organic
2014 Early Spring Pluck

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