The harvested jasmine flowers infuse the tea leaves with an intoxicating perfume. Jasmine flower buds are intentionally left in the blend to leave an eye-pleasing feature.
Already 1,000 years ago in the Song dynasty there existed a method for blending the seductive perfume of jasmine into supreme green tea. Jasmine Tea was commercialized mainly in China during the Ming Dynasty, during which time there was a widespread trend of scenting tea with flowers.
Chinese people love jasmine so much that there is a famous folk song about it. The melody was adopted by Puccini in his opera Turandot, which is set in China.