China’s most popular tea, perfected.
It can be difficult to find a high quality jasmine tea, due to its immense popularity worldwide. Many tea providers have taken to spraying their leaves with “jasmine essence” to try to mimic the signature flavour. Not Granville Island Tea Co though! This top quality green tea from the Fujian province of China is embellished with fresh hand-picked jasmine petals. The petals must be picked at the prime of the season, at night- when they bloom, to ensure the delicate yet robust flavour profile. The intoxicating floral aroma and rich flavour speak to the intense work that goes into producing each bag.
SIZE: 100g loose leaf tea. Contains some caffeine.
ABOUT GRANVILLE ISLAND TEA COMPANY
Their passion for tea shines through in every bag!
Owners and married team Deb and Mark Mercier from Edmonton, Alberta both had successful white collar careers, but decided to hang up their suit-and-tie lives to make a change. Deb had been in love with tea all her life, and Mark would bring back tea from all over the world when he traveled for business. Their passion for tea led them to open up their own tea shop, Granville Island Tea Company in 1999.
In the beginning, Deb and Mark were both hungry for more tea knowledge, and Mark sought a mentor (the president of a tea association) to study the ins and outs of the tea industry. His mentor taught Mark to trust his own instincts, listen to people, and understand their wants and needs. After years of studying and tasting thousands of teas, Deb and Mark believe there are no “good or bad” teas- it’s all about individual people and their preferences. They approach each customer with the challenge of finding the right tea for each person.