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Jasmine Green Loose

Alchemy: Scented three times by layering jasmine flowers atop green tea leaves overnight

Flavor Notes: Light & fragrant

Occasion: Morning or afternoon soother

Caffeine: Medium

Ingredients

Fair Trade Certified™ organic green tea scented with organic jasmine flowers.

Brewing Instructions

Steep 1 heaping Tbsp tea in 12 oz. hot water for 2 minutes.

Source Information

Our jasmine green tea is sourced from the first Fair Trade gardens in China where workers’ wages have increased 30 – 40% and premiums recently funded the school dormitory for children.

Tea Processing

Process: The top leaf and bud are plucked and briefly dried, and then steamed to prevent oxidation. To obtain the delicate sweet aromas and flavors of blooming jasmine, a traditional process is undergone. Freshly picked jasmine buds are laid over dried green tea leaves overnight. As the flowers open, they release their aromatic fragrance which is naturally absorbed by the tea. The next day the flowers are sifted out, the tea stored, and the process repeated up to three times.

Recipe

Nutty Jasmine Rice
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Serves 4

2 cups water
3 tea bags Jasmine Green
1 ½ tsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups uncooked rice, preferably Basmati
1 tsp. crushed saffron
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
yogurt

Bring water to a boil in a pot. Steep tea bags for 5 minutes. Squeeze and remove. Stir in 1 tsp. oil, salt and rice. Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
In separate container, steep saffron in 1/8 cup water for 5 minutes. Pour saffron mixture over rice and recover. Cook another 5 minutes, until rice is tender. In separate frying pan, fry nuts in 1-1/2 tsp. oil, until golden. When serving, scatter nuts and parsley over rice. Serve with yogurt or Numi’s Green Tea Salmon. In Good Health!