Employee Selections: A Jasmine Love Affair

We polled some members of the Octavia Tea family to see what their favorite teas are. Our hard working staff drinks tea all day long, so they’re sure to have some great opinions! Brea has been part of the Octavia Tea family since July

“Our Jasmine Pearl has to be one of the best teas I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The fragrance alone is enough to intoxicate the senses. Plus the process of making Jasmine Pearl is a beautiful love story. Jasmine flowers only bloom in the evening and are collected and folded in with the green tea leaves. After the tea has taken on the fragrance of the Jasmine, it is separated out and the tea leaves are hand rolled into tiny balls. These precious ‘pearls’ are then ready to blossom in your cup. Jasmine has the ability to spark romance and I am speaking from experience because I really love this tea!” . . . → Read More: Employee Selections: A Jasmine Love Affair

Selecting our New Genmaicha Tea – Tasting Notes:

Over the last 6 weeks, we have been receiving countless packages of tea samples through the Japanese Post. After narrowing our decision down to five finalists, we held our final cupping session today. It is time to select our new Genmaicha tea….

As you can see from the photo and our tasting notes, not all teas that share the same name are identical. Different gardens and tea producers in Japan sent us their best Genmaicha, but the flavors, aromas and appearances were shockingly different. . . . → Read More: Selecting our New Genmaicha Tea – Tasting Notes: