Jasmine Green Tea
Why Tippy Buds Are the Best
Our best jasmine tea - Golden Needle King AAA Grade - has an exquisite scent and a rich body.
Over the years, jasmine tea has acquired an undeserved reputation of being a low grade tea catering mainly to the unsophisticated.
This is a gross simplification. The art of making jasmine tea is even more complex than that of making green tea. A quality jasmine scented tea hinges on three vital components:
Quality of green tea leaves
Quality of jasmine flower
According to Chinese historians, the beginnings of this popular beverage can be traced back to the mid 1890s in the capital city of the Fujian province - Fuzhou.
The breakthrough comes from the Fuzhou Tea Company. They pioneered the art of making a high grade jasmine tea using the Fuding Baihao tea plant, the same raw ingredient used for making the Silver Needle white tea.
Ever since, they have set the standard for the highest quality jasmine scented green tea.
The jasmine flowers used are exclusively single/double petalled, rather than multi-petalled. According to the Fuzhou Tea Company's internal research, these flowers give the best scent.
The ratio of jasmine flowers to tea leaves are extremely high. For the tea leaves to fully absorb the jasmine scent, they need to be infused up to seven times to create a high durable scent.
We started selling this Fuzhou produced jasmine scented tea in 2009, and customer are saying she is the best they have ever had.
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AAA Grade (Autumn 2012) - 50 grams
Over the years, the commoditization of jasmine green tea has caused many Fuzhou producers to shut down. So imagine my joy when I discovered this Golden Needle King!
Here are the reasons why she could be one of the best jasmine tea in the world:
As you can see from the photo, the tea buds are very tippy and covered with white downy hairs. Both are important signs of quality.
Because the tea buds are of the highest quality, they contain high level of antioxidants and theanine, which account for many health benefits of jasmine tea.
In China, the best jasmine scent is described as Xian Ling, which can be translated as fresh and nimble i.e., you can feel the jasmine scent instantaneously without any repeated effort.
The liquor is yellowish green with a high degree of luster. The jasmine is delightful without being overt, durable over multiple infusions.
Because the jasmine scent is extremely potent, you need only use a small quantity of leaves each time.
Personally, I use 2 grams each time for 8-ounce cup (about 225 milliliters) each time, and found that she lasts three infusions easily.
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|AAA Grade - My jasmine tea of choice from now on!|
Jasmine is my favourite scent and my favourite tea.
I've been drinking Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea for many years and was quite happy with one I had found that had a lovely scent and flavour.
I decided to try the Moli Jinzhen when I moved to the US and could no longer get my brand of Dragon Pearls easily.
I was very pleasantly surprised. It is a delicious, beautifully scented tea, and infuses multiple times.
I have ordered several more packs. This will be my Jasmine tea of choice from now on.
|AAA Grade - Worth the wait|
Takes 4 weeks to receive my shipment but absolutely worth the wait.
Only tea I drink, have tried most of the Jasmine teas.
|AAA Grade - Definitely worth it|
I've had 3 cups so far and the tea is excellent.
Definitely worth it and a much better price than I would have expected for the quality.
I got a "Perfect Tea Maker" from Teavana and glass mug. It's very easy to use and relaxing to watch the leaves slowly sink.
|AAA Grade - Amazing!|
Thank you. My tea arrived two days ago. I have never, tasted anything so delightful.
Upon opening the package, the wonderful aroma of jasmine was heavenly. My first cup of your tea, it was amazing!
|AAA Grade - One of the best|
The tea is one of the best jasmine tea I have had. I will soon make a new order to you. But will you try to mail it a bit faster please. Very high
quality, thank you very much.
|AAA Grade - Extraordinary taste|
I reply back letting you know that the order arrived last week in perfect condition !
As I ordered a lot of tea, most of it is kept air isolated in the fridge. I open one by one as I drink.
The only tea opened up to now is Moli Jinzhen Tea.
You want some feedback ?
I can give it to you even you do not want it :)
This tea is amazing ! Extraordinary taste, multiple infusions of good quality and super long after-taste !
I love it !!!!!!!!!
|AAA Grade - 5 out of 5!|
The tea is delicious and I love it! Thank you!
I rate the tea 5/5. It is wonderful!
|AAA Grade - Rich but need more jasmine|
Want to have more jasmine taste in the tee but have a nice and rich flavour.
|AAA Grade - Excellent quality and value!|
Excellent quality tea and good value for money.
It is light and fresh. I like the taste very much but I would probably prefer stronger tea.
|AAA Grade - Wonderful|
|AAA Grade - Resounding 5!|
I would give it a resounding 5 out of 5! Great taste, I feel a little more energetic, and I am sleeping more soundly at night.
|AAA Grade - Great tea, great value!|
The tea arrived in Australia without a problem. It is great tea, much better than what we had been drinking. We gave a packet to a friend and they too love it. Great price and landed in Australia we got twice as much tea ( and a much better one ) than what we had been buying in Oz for the same price. Its great value. We have your site saved and will order again soon. Thanks.
The Jasmine tea is a five out of five in my book compared to the pearl jasmine we were drinking. You can use my feedback if you wish. Thanks again. Amazing tea.
|AAA Grade - Best at reasonable price|
I just received my sample of Moli jinzhen tea and I must say that this is very best quality of jasmine tea I've tasted in a long time, and at a reasonable price. I enjoyed this so much I just completed my purchase of 2 pounds of it. Thank you.
Definitely a 5.. I've been drinking jasmine tea for well over 10 years now and I've never found anything better.
|AAA Grade - Love it|
Excellent tea. My second order, taste great and wonderful aroma. Love it
|AAA Grade - Never have such a tea!|
I have been a life long tea drinker, but never have I had such a tea as this. It has the most beautiful aroma, the lightest and freshest flavor and is priced to allow me to enjoy it as often as I want.
Thank you for such a fine product.
Quick mailing from China too.
|AAA Grade - Definitely 5 stars!|
I'm writing to let you know that I appreciated a lot your Moli Jinzhen tea: well balanced scent and taste, very pleasent, long lasting - great price/quality relationship; it lasts perfectly for 3 steepings.
|AAA Grade - Love It!|
When I found this site for tea I was impressed with the amount of information an assortment of teas they offered. I was even more impressed when I got my tea and made a pot.
Everything that he said was right on, thank you very much. You and your teas have exceeded my expectations!
|AAA Grade - Far surpass my expectations!|
Without a doubt, this jasmine green tea far surpasses my expectations of value and quality. Thank you so much. I will be ordering my jasmine green tea from you for now on.
Ah, now for the honesty part. This is the second best jasmine green tea that I've ever had. I have had many kinds of this tea from all over the world so second best is truely terrific.
The best jasmine tea I've ever had comes from a tea company here in NYC called Ten Ren. Their jasmine green tea comes from Taiwan, however, it is very expensive. I like tea too much and I drink lots of it. I dislike going to Ten Ren and only being able to afford small quantities of it.
I also appreciate that your tea was shipped directly to me from China. It tastes very fresh. If you ever get any jasmine green tea that is even better than the kind you sent me, please let me know. Thank you for your email and your excellent service.
Second best is phenomenal. I have been drinking jasmine tea for 20 years now and I have to say, I was so impressed by the quality of your tea. The fact that I was able to purchase your tea at such a reasonable price makes your tea #1 in my book!
|AAA Grade - Sweet and refreshing|
Purchased along with the AAA LongJing, I was fumbling around for the best method of brewing it as well as getting used to the product
Then I dug out an old glass and metal teapot with a built in sieve, around three cups capacity, the brew came out quite sweet and refreshing, drinking it hot, warm or even room temperature was delightful, I get around six cups of tea to a gram.
|AAA Grade - You can trust the descriptions!|
The tea was the best Jasmine tea I have ever tasted, though very expensive, truly a high grade quality tea which i enjoyed drinking with my son(12) very much, i will definitely be ordering more.
I realise that what is sold as Jasmine tea in Britain is ordinary tea with flowers in it. Jasmine tea can be tasted in the resturants here but they keep it a secret as to what type of tea one should buy to get the same taste. A wonderful discovery and spendid tea! Many thanks will be in touch again.
Please feel free to publish my comments to help a trust-worthy decent tradesperson with good and accurate description of his high quality goods which deserves paying a bit more for.
Unique wonderful teas! You can trust the vendors descriptions!
|AAA Grade - Pure and satisfying|
This tea has a fresh and delicate flavor with no harsh undertone. The sweet aroma and floral flavor is pure and satisfying to drink.
|AAA Grade - Best ever!|
The best jasmine tea ever. Sublime taste, always puts a smile on your face.
|AAA Grade - Love it!|
From the moment I opened the package, it smelled like heaven!
The first steeped cup is magnificent, and the 2nd and 3rd are almost as good, but still quite satisfying.
I am quite pleased with my purchase and will purchase again. Thank you for supplying such high quality tea.
|AAA Grade - Wonderful tea!|
My last order of Jasmine Green Tea ran out a few weeks ago and since then I've been drinking tea from the health food store.
I tried several brands and did not enjoy any of them. It reminded me how much better your tea is! I really missed it and was so happy when my tea delivery arrived yesterday.
|AAA Grade - Help me relax|
Impressed with the mild yet distinct flavour of Jasmine. Helps me to relax after a hectic day. Have tried many Jasmine teas from Toronto's chinatown and must say this one outbeats them.
Thanks, Julian for your prompt service!
|AAA Grade - Wonderful|
The tea is wonderful and arrived faster than expected which is so nice.
The way I brew my jasmine green is probably barbaric but it works for me.
I am the only tea drinker in the house and the caretaker for my husband so I
don't have a lot of time to just brew a cup. SOOOOOOOO
I take 16 grams and put it in a giant stainless steel herb infuser and put
that in a stainless steel 1/2 gal pitcher. To that I add 1800ML water at 175
degrees (I have a Breville tea kettle.) I time the first pour for 3 minutes
as the leaves seem to need this and all the successive pours to 2 minutes.
So far I can get 6 pours and each to a very large canning jar. Those go in
my refrigerator. I drink it both hot and cold. Though I must admit I get to
as much of it as I can while still hot. I also reheat without boiling the
cold when I want to. This works so well because of the time factor but also
because I am highly caffeine sensitive. The jars are numbered which lets me
know how much caffeine I am dealing with.
For guests when I am sharing I do brew traditionally! And I have found out
that for myself I prefer 2 grams per 8 ounces. No matter what I do it has
never become bitter. And I regard the tea as fine wine; great smell, taste
and aftertaste. Couldn't ask for anything else of it. Besides the worn out
leaves go in to compost. Nothing wasted.
Thank you for following up.
|AAA Grade - Delicious|
Very, very good tea!
|AAA Grade - Love it!|
I've been drinking green tea for years now and recently switched to brewing with leaves instead of tea bags. I love this jasmine green tea! Its the best I have ever had!
|AAA Grade - My favorite tea most of the time|
On most days, this is my favorite green tea.
|AAA Grade - Rate the Jasmine Tea a 5|
The tea arrived quickly this time, less than two weeks. My wife and I am thoroughly enjoying the tea, very flavorful. The Moli Jinzhen tea has the right amount of flavor, not too harsh, not too light. Very smooth flavor. It is a refreshing cup of tea.
|AAA Grade - Quite fond of|
Right now I'm working on the Moli Jinzhen everyday tea, which I'm quite fond of.
I can get roughly 3 large mugs of tea out of it, with the third cup tasting OK hot, but WONDERFUL as an iced tea.
|AAA Grade - Delicate yet long lasting jasmine flavour|
The Moli Jinzhen tea has a really delicate yet long-lasting jasmine flavour that lasts through several infusions which is fantastic.
|AAA Grade - Delight my soul and warm my heart!|
Could not get through the day without it. It delights my soul and warms my heart. You are professional and have a great product!
I am a tough rater. I love this jasmine, but I have had some better. I would give her a 3.75.
|AAA Grade - Probably the best|
The Jasmine tea was most excellent and aromatic. Probably the best I have had compared to anything I buy here!
|AAA Grade - Delicate aroma and taste|
The tea is excelent. I am just an amateur but I would say it is a 5 in my opinion.
I have noticed that with few leaves the teas has a delicate aroma and taste, that means it will last thankfully for few more weeks.
Thank you very much for your interest and when the time comes I will ask for more tea!
|AAA Grade - Great flavor and aroma|
The tea is great. I am a lover of Jasmine Teas, but only select Jasmine Teas and your tea is perfect.
Great flavor and aroma and one tea ball lasts for three medium pot steepings a day. I will absolutely be ordering again and continuing to enjoy my tea daily!
|AAA Grade - Well packaged and fresh|
Received my first shipment and was happy with the product. Our favorite is the jasmine tea which we quickly ordered more. Certainly I would rate it a 5, tea is very well packaged and fresh.
|AAA Grade - Pretty satisfied|
I've tried Golden needle king. Honestly after reading all reviews I've expected more sweetness&; but I'm pretty satisfied with this tea. One infusion can be used tree times without problem, still tasteful. I'll probably order it again. Rate 4.5 of 5.
|AAA Grade - Best value|
I have had Silver Needles before (at a tea shop in San Francisco), and also some excellent jasmine tea that is rolled in balls from Whole Foods. I would say your tea is the best value I do notice the teas have different tastes, and are certainly lovely to watch unfold.
The brew is generally lighter colored than the bulk teas I have been using. I especially liked the jasmine everyday tea, and am sure I will order more of that as my supplies diminish.
Sure feel free to publish - I guess I would rate it 4.8. Thanks, and I am sharing teas with my friends, so you may get some business from them.
|AAA Grade - Pleasant surprise|
The jasmine tea is a pleasant surprise, indeed! Elegantly flavored, sweetish, long-lasting, even persistent - actually it gave a .little flavor to cold water poured into my cup by mistake!
I in particular like it at lunchtime (although I do not have Chinese cuisine at hand - ). 4 out of 5 must be my rating. Yours, tired of dull winter weather, but consoled by your teas, Stig
|AAA Grade - Judged against other "everyday" teas, I'd give it a 5|
As far as the jasmine tea goes, I've really been enjoying it.
It has a wonderful green fresh flavor and a nice sweetness. The jasmine aroma is lovely and pronounced. I actually like the flavor better than Teaspring's, which I seem to remember being a little more bitter. I'd rate it a 4 out of 5 overall.
Jasmine tea should be brewed the same way as the Dragon Well tea by infusing a small amount of leaves in high temperature water for as long as it takes.
Because the jasmine scent is extremely potent, it is important to use only a small amount of leaves each time. Otherwise the jasmine scent may become too strong.
For further information about packaging, brewing, maturation and storage, read Dragon Well Tea - Further Guide.