Savoring a cup of hot tea is something I look forward to at the end of nearly every day.
Herbal teas calm my nerves, soothe away the stress of a busy day, and simply relax the wrinkles out of my soul!
Yesterday evening, I sampled a brand new (for me) flavor, Jasmine Green Tea from Bulk Herb Store.
I vaguely remember sipping a cup of Jasmine tea several years ago (a memento from my grandma’s trip to China) and disliking the flavor. However, Bulk Herb Store teas are always a big hit at our home, so decided to give Jasmine tea another chance. I ordered a half-pound of Shoshanna’s Jasmine Green Tea (which is on sale this week, by the way) and eagerly poured a cup.
Admittedly, I’m still partial to my favorite Pomegranate Green Tea. Jasmine tea is a bit flowery tasting for my preference. (Perhaps I simply wasn’t meant to be a Jasmine tea drinker?)
My taste preferences aside, Jasmine tea is a fascinating blend of beauty and mystique.
Here are a few intriguing facts about Jasmine tea:
- Jasmine tea is highly fragrant, since it is scented with the flowers from jasmine blossoms.
- Typically, green tea is the tea base, but white tea and black tea are also used.
- Jasmine tea is a stunning potpourri! A small sachet of this tea blend would be lovely to slip into your bath water, a linen closet, or drawer of personal items.
- In northern China, it is customary to serve Jasmine tea as a welcoming gesture to guests.
- Some researchers have found Jasmine tea’s relaxation properties to be similar to those of lavender.
- Jasmine Green Tea from Bulk Herb Store is rich in fluoride, which makes it a great drink for your teeth!
- Jasmine tea is best steeped in simmering (but not boiling) water for no more than 2 or 3 minutes. The taste should be subtly sweet and light.