The process of making Jasmine Pearls begins by plucking only the newly sprouted spring season leaves and buds. The tea is steamed, dried and then stored in order to wait for the jasmine to bloom. Using their hands, tea processors gently twist the tea between their thumb and index finger to shape the pearl. The rolled pearls are then heat infused with jasmine flowers. High grade jasmine pearls undergo this process at least five times, making it one of the most intricate teas to produce.