A pale green, smooth cup delicately scented with exquisite Jasmine blossoms. Unfurls into a chrysanthemum-like flower. The dry leaf of the tea balls is tending towards mottled and white in appearance, indicating very early new-season tea and extremely careful plucking and manufacturing. (New-season tea of this quality is rare and only available for 2-3 weeks each year!) When you place a Silver Ball in your cup or pot you will see the outer leaves begin to uncurl. Once the infusion time is complete the tea looks like a chrysanthemum flower with long petals on the outside and the short petals on the inside. The chrysanthemum implies tranquility, beauty, longevity and health.
Hot brewing method: Place one Silver Ball in a cup or small teapot, pour hot water (about 180°F) into the cup and allow the tea to infuse for 2 to 4 minutes (depending upon your strength preference).
Note: Do Not Remove the Leaves After Infusing - If you wish to have another cup of tea, simply pour more water over the leaves and allow to infuse for another 2 to 4 minutes. The traditional Chinese method of drinking this tea would be to use the leaves 3-5 times while discussing philosophy with a close friend.