Another classic. This tea is practically synonymous with scented tea. Its other name, Xiang Pian, can actually be loosely translated as Scented Petals. Our green tea comes from the Three Gorges area, northern Taiwan, and is harvested during spring. The jasmine flowers come from Changhua County, southern Taiwan, and are typically harvested at the height of summer. Timing is everything. First, the farmers must wait for the dew to evaporate from the flowers. Then, they must wait until the day is at its hottest, as this ensures the flower buds will be closed tightly and all their aromas locked in. These delicate flowers are then hand-picked and taken to where the green tea has been waiting. First, the tea leaves are spread across breathable, multi-layered tarps. Next, the flowers are scattered over the leaves and left overnight. Once the air cools, the flower buds open up. The dry, hygroscopic tea leaves then absorb their moisture and aroma. In the morning, the flowers are blown off. In the evening, a new round of fresh flowers is scattered. For our tea, this process is repeated up to 5 rounds. Finally, after the last round, the flowers are removed altogether, as by now the tea leaves are bursting with jasmine aroma. Highly fragrant, this tea also works great for cold brewing.