Jasmine tea – the darling of green teas

Jasmine Tea – The Darling of Green Teas

Jasmine tea is a tea blend made up of green tea based leaves and jasmine flowers. It is the flowers that give this blend its distinct aroma and taste. These flowers are plucked out during the day and stored away overnight wherein they bloom and accumulate their fragrance within the confines of their storage area.
To impart their scent to the tea, the flowers are sandwiched between tea leaves and stored in cool and dry places. Dry places are least susceptible to the growth of mold and mildew. They should also be kept away from direct sunlight, which can  Over time, the scent of jasmine will be absorbed by the green tea.

The drink is prepared by initially warming up the tea pot with freshly boiled water. The tea leaves are then placed inside and boiled water is poured after. The mixture is then set aside for 3 minutes for the juice to be drawn out of the leaves. The leaves can be re-used up to 4 times within the day. Make sure you don’t over cook the tea. Otherwise, it may lose its flavor and aroma.

Among organic green tea offshoots, jasmine tea is undoubtedly the most popular. Well-loved by the Chinese for its fragrance and lively taste, the clamor for it has spread to other nations where tea enthusiasts abound. Japan, North America, as well as a number of countries in Europe are among the top consumers of this product.

Interest in jasmine tea has recently been given a boost these days due to the scientific findings that jasmine has a high potency in its chemopreventive qualities. That basically translates to it being a possible anti-cancer substance. And since jasmine can be easily grown, it would be relatively easy to amass a big volume of it.

Other therapeutic and medicinal properties of jasmine are related to the autonomic nerve activity. Their scents are believed to heighten the senses and thus are good in promoting work efficiency and prolonging productivity hours. As such, entrepreneurial individuals are constantly trying to find the right mix between this flower, green tea, and a few more additives to come up with refreshing and tasty bottled beverages.

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