Jasmine Tea - Herbal Tea Scented With Jasmine Flowers

by VioletteRose

If you wonder where to buy jasmine tea online or if you are confused about the types of flower teas like jasmine green tea, jasmine black tea or other varieties, read this page.

Jasmine tea is a fragrant, scented herbal tea popular in Asian countries where dried jasmine flowers are used to add fragrance to the base tea like green tea or black tea.

If you are a tea lover who likes to try different kinds of tea, you might also love to try jasmine tea which is a fragrant tea made using fragrant jasmine flowers. Jasmine tea is usually green tea or oolong tea (or other base teas like black tea or white tea) flavored with dried jasmine flowers, and the most popular is the jasmine green tea. It combines the health benefits of the base tea, either green tea, oolong tea, black tea or white tea, and also the health benefits of jasmine flowers.

One reason I love the flower flavored teas is the unique fragrance and flavor they offer. Each kind of flower has a specific fragrance, taste and specific flavor which when combined with the base tea, produces a unique flavor. Many herbal teas and flower teas also have powerful antioxidants and they all offer specific health benefits. Jasmine is one of the most fragrant edible flowers in the world and the dried flowers blend well with the tea leaves, whether you are using green tea, oolong tea or other teas.

As I already mentioned, even though jasmine green tea is the most popular among tea lovers, jasmine tea is also available with oolong tea, black tea and white tea bases.

If you have any specific illness or allergies, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should check with your doctor before drinking any herbal teas like jasmine tea. Also the information in this article is not meant to be used for treating any illness, so please check with your doctor if you are looking for herbal treatments. This article is meant for sharing information only.

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Jasmine tea is traditionally prepared using the  highly fragrant, fresh blooming jasmine flowers or using the already dried and prepared flowers. The flowers are combined with the dried green tea leaves, oolong tea leaves, or black tea or white tea leaves.

Fragrant flowers like jasmine have a calming effect on us and so the most important use of drinking jasmine tea is to relieve stress and anxiety naturally.Most of the tea made using jasmine flowers, retain the fragrance of the flowers and so it refreshes your mind and body with a sweet natural fragrance.

Drinking jasmine tea is also believed to reduce sleep related problems as they soothe your mind and help you sleep well, and thus helping you to relax. Jasmine tea is also considered as a natural remedy for tensions and stress affecting our mind and body, thus reducing anxiety, depression and other negative feelings. The antioxidants in tea leaves help reduce the effects of ageing and helps the body to fight against the formation of free radicals. The combined effects of jasmine flowers and tea leaves is also said to improve the immunity and thus reduce cold and flu.

However, as I mentioned above, please discuss with your doctor before using any herbal remedies for your health problems. If you don't have any medical conditions or allergies, jasmine tea is not known to cause any concerns if taken in moderation. I love the fragrance of this scented, flavorful tea so I have it occasionally.

White Jasmine Flowers
White Jasmine Flowers

Jasmine Flowers In The Making Of Tea

Jasmine flowers are produced in shrubs and there are more than 200 varieties of jasmine flowers cultivated around the world. They are tropical flowers, most of the varieties being white and tiny and highly fragrant.

To blend the flowers into the tea, the fresh flowers that are still blooming are mixed with dried tea leaves or they are arranged in layers for few hours, which helps to retain the fragrance and flavour of jasmine petals without affecting the natural taste of tea. Once the tea leaves have absorbed the fragrance of the flowers, the mixture is very well dried again under sun.

Sometimes, the jasmine flower petals are dried separately and infused into the already dried tea leaves.

Let us read more about the different types of jasmine tea.

Jasmine Green Tea - The Most Popular Variety

As you know, green tea has got so many health benefits, even though the excess consumption is not advisable, just like any other herbs or herbal teas that have medicinal uses.  Here the powerful antioxidants of green tea is combined with the natural antioxidants present in jasmine flowers. Moderate consumption of green tea is believed to have positive effects on health, mostly associated with reducing cardiovascular diseases and incidents of stroke.

Green tea is made of unfermented, young tea leaves and the jasmine flowers are combined with the green tea base to make the scented jasmine green tea.

Jasmine Black Tea

Black tea is especially rich in natural flavonoids and thus very good for the health of heart. The consumption of black tea is also thought to reduce the chances of stroke. Black tea imparts a very strong flavour than any other type of tea, because the tea leaves undergo maximum oxidation to produce black tea, unlike the other varieties.The use of black tea is more common than the use of green tea in Western counties.

The jasmine flowers are mixed with the strongly oxidized black tea leaves to produce jasmine black tea.

Jasmine Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is less oxidized than black tea, but it undergoes more oxidation process compared to green tea which means it has much more stronger flavour than green tea. The consumption of oolong tea is thought to reduce inflammatory diseases and eczema.

Jasmine flowers are blended with dried oolong tea leaves to produce jasmine oolong tea. After jasmine green tea, jasmine oolong tea is popular among tea lovers.

Jasmine White Tea

Tea leaves undergo very light oxidation to produce white tea. Also they need  to include the silvery white hairs in the plant buds to produce quality white tea. This kind of tea has the ability to protect against bacterial and virus infections and also they offer protection against cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Fragrant jasmine petals are mixed with white tea leaf mix to produce white jasmine tea.

So you can enjoy the fragrant, sweet, and refreshing flavour of jasmine flowers in your favourite type of tea - whether it is green tea, oolong tea, the most strong black tea or the mild white tea. Dried jasmine flowers blend well with all these teas, and they retain the fragrance even after the processing.

Scented tea made using jasmine is very popular in China where it is very commonly used.

Just like the use of any other herbs, make sure you do not have any allergies with using jasmine in your tea. Also, anything in excess is not advisable, so enjoy your favourite jasmine flavoured tea in moderation which is good for you!

Do you like jasmine flavoured tea?

You might be also interested to read more about Jasmine Plants And Flowers.

Updated: 04/01/2016, VioletteRose
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VioletteRose on 01/20/2015

Thank you all for your kind comments! Much appreciated :)

Digby_Adams on 01/16/2015

I didn't know that Jasmine tea had a calming effect. I will have to remember that when I go shopping and pick up some.

Telesto on 01/16/2015

I'm so pleased to learn that something I enjoy is good for me!

jptanabe on 01/15/2015

I do enjoy Jasmine tea. I used to drink it all the time at Chinese restaurants in Scotland. Unfortunately in the States they tend to serve plain Oolong tea so I miss the joy of jasmine!

WriterArtist on 01/14/2015

Tea is my favourite beverage, I start and end my day with tea. I love basil flavour in my tea, now I will have to introduce jasmine as well. Thanks for mentioning the benefits of jasmine.

ologsinquito on 01/14/2015

Jasmine tea is delicious. I love drinking it when I go to a Chinese restaurant.

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