Using real flowers to enhance the taste of green tea has a long tradition in China. It happened as early as the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It did not take long before the flowers were drunk without the tea leaves, as an infusion. The flavor of the Jasmine Pearl tea and the Jasmine Needle King tea is determined by using real jasmine leaves in the drying process. The jasmine leaves give off their scent but are not added to the tea. It is common in the tea market to use jasmine oil instead of real jasmine leaves. This is a cheaper way to produce jasmine tea. But Tea Adventure only sells Jasmine tea that is made with real jasmine leaves. We only buy the highest quality loose tea in combination with real jasmine leaves. The Chrysanthemum Tea is actually not a true tea but a flower infusion. Chrysanthemum tea is very famous in China and blends nicely with Puerh tea.