Once enough flowers have been collected, the blossoms are loaded into the same extractors that saw the roses, in five layers of 40kg each. Hexane is again the solvent of choice and the yield from 200kg of flowers is approximately 1kg of concrete and from that 500grams of precious absolute.
On our way back to school we stopped at a fantastic boulangerie and adjoining produce store, and with fresh figs (I’ve tried to eat them until I’m sick of them…unsuccessfully- yum!) and beautiful bread, made our way back to school to work on our formulae. It was interesting to note that we were ALL quite energized and a bit ecstatic for the rest of the afternoon. Laughing and dropping things and generally acting like we’d drunk too much coffee. Perhaps it’s true that jasmine is an energizing plant!