2 Kg Decaf Jasmine Minhou Green Tea

2 Kg Decaf Jasmine Minhou Green Tea

Metropolitan Tea Company

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Unbelievable character! The jasmine notes are perfumy and full floral. You can not believe you are drinking decaf!

Luxury Ingredients: Decaf green tea, Jasmine petals.

Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada

Tea(s) From: China

Region(s): Zhejiang Province

Antioxidant Level: Medium

Caffeine Content: Removed naturally using CO2

Like many of the world's great teas, Jasmine tea has its own creation myth. The story of Jasmine maintains that many centuries ago, a Beijing tea salesman named Chen Guqiu invited a tea master to his house to taste some tea with him. While they sipped their cups, the conversation meandered to the differences in tea preferences between northerners and southerners. Remembering that he had a bag of tea given to him by a young southern woman a few months earlier, Chen summoned a servant to fetch it and brew two cups, one for himself and one for the tea master. Once the tea was brewed, the men lifted the lids from their covered teacups and to their amazement, watched as the spirit of a young woman, clutching two jasmine branches, rose from the steam. The men were astonished.

The tea master, not missing a beat asked the man if he'd done any good deeds recently. Chen then recalled that 3 years earlier, he had met a young woman at a hotel who had run out of money and whose father had recently died. At the time, Chen offered her some money to help pay for her room and board. Three years later, he revisited the hotel and was presented with a bag of tea along with a thank you note from the young woman. When he asked for her whereabouts, the innkeeper told him she had died the year before.

The Tea Master, upon hearing the tale said, "In my opinion, the heavens are telling you to start producing teas layered with jasmine." Chen took the Master's word, commissioned a batch of tea layered with jasmine and the rest, as they say, is history.

To commemorate the memory of the young woman, long lost to the mists of time, we offer this stunning decaffeinated jasmine tea. Based on a Japan style Sencha, and decaffeinated using an all-natural, CO2 process, Decaf Jasmine Green delights with subtle grassy notes offset by lush, compelling jasmine. Here's to a great legend.