Jasmine tea, known as ‘sanpin-cha’ in Okinawa, is popular for its Jasmine fragrance, and has been a mainstay of the islands since its days as the Ryukyu Kingdom hundreds of years ago. Originating with the trade between the Ryukyu Kingdom and China, Sanpin-cha | Jasmine Tea is an example of the mixture of Chinese and Japanese influence in the islands.
Nakazen’s sanpincha jasmine tea uses only high quality tea leaves grown in China. A semi-fermented tea leaves (20% fermentation) are scented with jasmine petals. Tea is classified into different types depending on the degree of fermentation, e.g., green tea (0%) and oolong tea (50-70%). Nakazen’s Jasmine Tea is very lightly fermented like green tea.