In China green teas are the teas that are traditionally scented with Jasmine flowers with only a small production of the higher caffeine black teas. The petals are harvested during the day and stored cool at night when they bloom and unfold their full fragrance. The traditional method of production is to roll the tea with the jasmine flowers many times to transfer the scent to the teas. According to the desired quality grades the petals are sifted out after processing with the higher priced tea having no petals. For this reason teas vary from light to stronger delicate floral flavors and tastes. The cup has a light, slightly yellow color and spreads the intense bouquet of jasmine. This is a link to a short video that shows that shows Jasmine tea production
Jasmine species name is Jasminum officinale and is a deciduous plant that can grow up to 30 feet high. It is believed that the jasmine flowers used to make jasmine tea were brought to China from Iran during the Tang Dynasty over 1000 years ago. Initially used for decorative purposes it is associated with good luck and in religious ceremonies purity. It also represents beauty and sensuality in some cultures linked to its enchanting scent.
Benefits of jasmine tea have been reported to include (but are not limited to):
Decreased risk of esophageal cancer
Calmed mood and Slower heart rates
Reduced risk of stroke
Here’s to your health and wellness!
As a bonus, pearl tea calories per cup are less than 5 calories (per cup), and tea has often been used as an appetite suppressant, so watching your figure has never been easier.