Storm Tea - Jasmine Phoenix Eyes

Storm Tea is a small family business built on four key principles that are very closely aligned with our own - amazing flavours, consideration for farmers and their staff, care for the planet, and care for our general wellbeing. As such, it is our pleasure to offer you their delicious range of fine loose leaf teas.

Tea Jasmine Phoenix Eyes
Origin Guangxi, China
Brew

5g tea / 250ml water

80°C brew temp

3 minute infusion

This exotic and unusual tea comes from the province of Guangxi in China. This region has perfect climatic conditions for growing tea but is also well suited to jasmine cultivation, so here the two are brought together in these beautiful hand-crafted spheres that resemble phoenix eyes. They are created by selecting the youngest leaf tips which are hand rolled into small pearl or eye shaped spheres.

During the drying period, the green tea phoenix eyes are layered with freshly picked blossoms which bestow the tea with a beautiful and unmistakable fragrance of jasmine. This perfuming process is repeated up to five times to reach the correct levels of floral intensity.

This tea is perfect for refreshing the palate after spicy or garlic rich Asian food. It should be enjoyed without milk but lends itself beautifully to iced tea. 

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