Madame Butterfly. What better way to honor this fabulous jasmine tea than by naming it after one the most hauntingly beautiful operas ever written? Opera not your thing? More of a Football fan? Well then we’ll give you a little background on the opera. Madame Butterfly was written by Giacomo Pucini at the turn of the 20th century after he saw a stage play by the same name in London in 1900. The Operatic version premiered at La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy in 1904. Although the story line of Madame Butterfly is considered to be very minimal compared to many other operas - girl woos boy, girl loses boy, girl commits hari-kari - Puccini’s musical score is a masterpiece. The arrangements are rich, luscious, and complex - starting to see why we chose the name we did?When our Master taster first put a tasting-spoonful of this tea to his lips and slurped back a mouthful, his notes read: rich, luscious, complex - stunning jasmine character. It wasn’t long before our first shipment had arrived, arriving in our warehouses days after a few employees had been to see a production of Madame Butterfly. Once everyone had had a cup we knew no other name would fit the bill.Like the opera, and as the original tasting notes describe it, the jasmine character of this tea is stunning. Jasmine teas are probably only second to Earl Grey in terms of the number of variations produced worldwide, and we’d have to say that this is one of the finer versions we’ve tried. The tea is produced by layering freshly plucked jasmine petals with an exceptional hand plucked green tea from Fujian Province. If you love Jasmine tea, this is one you won’t be disappointed with. Brew a pot, crank up the Puccini, and let an afternoon pass you by!