flavour profile: intoxicating jasmine & delicate green tea
ingredients: jasmine green tea
Looking for Moonlight on the Grove? Our Jasmine Oasis is a spectacular tea that has replaced the Moonlight on the Grove (which has been discontinued because it is no longer being produced by the farm that used to make it). The Jasmine Oasis has a stronger jasmine aroma & taste, and lighter green tea notes than the Moonlight on the Grove. Many of the clients who loved Moonlight on the Grove have fallen in love with Jasmine Oasis. You may wish to stop by our shops to taste before you purchase, or if you are unable to do that, for your first online order, get a smaller amount to ensure you love it too!
Jasmine blossoms are slowly & carefully infused into green tea leaves many times until they reach a perfect & harmonious balance. Each sip transports you to a fragrant & heavenly oasis where the cares of the moment fade. The fusion of a high proportion of fresh jasmine flowers picked at their peak, combined with soothing green tea makes this a very prized blend not only for its exquisite taste, but also for its unique benefits. Traditionally believed to help the flow of your life force energy or “chi”, it is renowned for having a powerful effect on body & mind that is calming yet uplifting, as well as mentally refreshing & exhilarating. Thought to enhance creativity while providing an antidote to stress & tension.
SICHUAN PROVINCE CHINA DA BAI CHA CULTIVAR
To maximize the taste & aroma experience of this exquisite tea:
> brew & serve it Chinese Tea Ceremony style in a light to medium weight porcelain teapot & cups
> sip from a thin, curved lip teacup or gaiwan (lidded teacup)
Our teaware is curated by our Tea Master & is available in-store only. We offer an unique selection of connoisseur’s teawares which are limited edition. They are created by highly skilled artisans, are often not sold anywhere else in North America & include exclusive collaborations with local & overseas makers. Selection varies by location & we invite you to visit us in person to browse the selection. Ask a staff member to show you our selection of specialized connoisseur’s teaware.
Pour 2 cups of water over 1 tsp. of SILK ROAD premium quality, organic loose tea. This may not seem like a lot of tea but SILK ROAD teas are incredibly fresh & flavourful, which means that you don’t need very much in order to produce a delicious cup of tea. Using any more tea leaves can result in a cup of tea that is too strong.
- herbal tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 7-10 minutes
- wellness tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | cover & steep 7-10 minutes
- green tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 1-3 minutes
- black tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 2-5 minutes
- white tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 3-5 minutes
- oolong tea bring water to the boil | steep 5-7 minutes
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve the tea’s superb flavour, freshness and nutrients. Normally, we encourage you to bring your empty tins into our shops to refill. However, this is currently on pause due to COVID-19. We’re delighted to offer another eco-friendly, low-waste way to re-use your tins!
Brown bag refills are available when you purchase tea in-store and online. Simply select “refill” to receive your tea in a brown bag refill. Immediately transfer the tea to the original tin it came in, once the brown bag refill is home or has arrived in the mail. Brown bags are 100% recyclable, compostable, biodegradable and made of post-consumer recycled paper.
CAN I STORE TEA IN THE BROWN BAG REFILL? No, it is a short term method for transport only and is not suitable for storing. It will not maintain tea’s freshness, nutrients and flavour. It does not protect against exposure to air, liquid or moisture. Air exposure causes nutrient & flavour loss; liquid/moisture causes tea to mildew. As soon as you get home from the shop, or when it arrives in the mail, transfer tea immediately into Silk Road tins - they are designed to preserve the tea.
ABOUT TEA SIZES Refer to the above chart - our loose teas are sold by volume, not weight.