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 video shows the production of the jasmine tea
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
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