TEA ORIGIN :Fujian Province, China TEA BUSH: 70% tea buds with 30% 1 bud to 1 leaf HARVEST TIME: Middle of July
The full name of this famous Chinese tea is "Bi Tan Piao Xue" or "Snow Drop in Emerald Pond." When this jasmine green tea is brewed, the tea buds fall to the bottom while the white jasmine petals float on the surface of the glowing green water. This vision resembles snowflakes falling into an emerald pool. Snow Drop jasmine was invented by an anonymous tea master who traveled to a famous scenic location, Jiu Zhai Gou. There are incredibly picturesque landscapes in this area with clear flowing rivers. When the tea maker traveled there, it was the middle of winter. The scene of big snow flakes dropping on top of the ponds and flowing rivers gave him an idea. He decided to recreate this scene with white jasmine flowers floating above a delicate green tea that would color the water a pure and transparent green, just like the ponds he saw.