Everything You Need to Know About Jasmine Tea
The biggest debate in human history may be coffee vs tea, but here at Amora, we don’t think we need to choose. Why not both? While most know us as a coffee company, tea holds a special place in our hearts. So, in 2015, we decided to add Amora Tea because tea drinkers deserve the same love that we give to coffee drinkers.
Tea needs no introduction. Since its birth in ancient China, tea remained a fashionable drink for all. Today, it has grown to become the world’s second most popular drink. Considering tea’s vivid aroma, unique taste, and diverse selection, it’s no wonder why people are in love with this drink.
One of your favorite teas in our diverse collection is: Jasmine. Keep reading for a breakdown of everything you need to know about Jasmine tea.
What Is Jasmine Tea?
Jasmine tea was first produced over one thousand years ago in China. Though it originated from the South-Song Dynasty, jasmine tea soon developed and grew in popularity during the Ming Dynasty.
In early summer, jasmine flower blossoms are handpicked from one of two jasmine species: Common Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) or Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac). These jasmine flowers are in bloom from spring to autumn.
Then, by infusing tea leaves with the blossoms, jasmine tea is created. Usually, green tea leaves are infused with jasmine flower blossoms. However, black tea leaves, white tea leaves, or oolong tea leaves can be used instead.
The most notable characteristic of jasmine tea is its intense scent. The floral, perfumed smell of jasmine brings undeniable happiness to our senses. Of course, this experience is enhanced once you take a sip, tasting both fresh and sweet.
Jasmine Tea Benefits
With the vast selection of teas available for drinkers, it can be difficult to decide which one you should try first. So, it’s understandable if you think: what is jasmine tea good for? Well, quite a lot!
The soothing smell of jasmine has been used in aromatherapy to ease stress. Oftentimes, people can feel stressed before going to a meeting, work, or school. In order to relax your mind, you can simply inhale the scent of jasmine tea.
Similar to other teas, jasmine tea contains antioxidants and polyphenol compounds. Antioxidants have the chance to reduce the risk of many diseases. Meanwhile, research shows that polyphenols have the potential to improve heart health and cholesterol.
Jasmine tea can be a healthy alternative to a sugary drink as it is brings the sweetness you love in a low-calorie, low sugar beverage.
Does Jasmine Tea Have Caffeine?
The caffeine content in a cup of jasmine tea depends on how it is brewed. Naturally, jasmine is caffeine-free but remember: the blossoms are often infused with other tea leaves.
The most common type of jasmine tea –– jasmine green tea –– will have around 25 mg of caffeine. This rate is lower than jasmine black tea (40 mg of caffeine) and significantly less than coffee (100 mg of caffeine).
Types of Jasmine Tea
Thanks to the highly aromatic nature of jasmine tea, it has become quite a popular pick among tea lovers. Here are a few drink options that have caught our eyes and will, without a doubt, catch your attention:
Jasmine Green Tea
Before getting into the unique variations, let’s start with the original recipe. Jasmine green tea is, perhaps, the most famous version of this tea. Other than its nice fragrance, jasmine green tea has a refreshing taste and notes of sweetness.
With Amora’s Jasmine Green Tea, you can experience the fresh and elegant aroma of jasmine at home. Harvested in the late spring and early summer, the green tea leaves rest in airy beds of Jasmine –– creating an exotic and intoxicating, yet delicate flavor. If you ever need to relax on a stressful day, you can count on our Jasmine Green Tea to help mellow yourself out.
Jasmine White Tea
Jasmine white tea is a combination of jasmine blossoms and silver needle tea. Silver needle is described as a complex tea that can have fruity, floral, herbal, grassy, and hay-like notes. The smooth and elegant character of the silver needle perfectly melds with the fresh fragrance of jasmine.
Jasmine Milk Tea
What is life without sweetness? Probably bland. Good thing jasmine milk tea is here for you! In this variety, milk or creamer is added to jasmine tea, which brings a smooth creaminess to the drink. Boba pearls are also placed into the mix. This addition allows the jasmine tea to have the signature chewiness of a bubble tea drink.
Get To Know Jasmine Tea
Jasmine tea is one of the most distinct drinks that has ever graced our taste buds. With its tranquil aroma, you can have an easy way to calm down. On top of this, jasmine tea is a very versatile drink. For example, it can be made with green tea, black tea, white tea, and more.
When you are ready to try jasmine, visit our shop to buy your first tin. Each tin comes with 16 tea sachets, so you’ll have plenty of tea for yourself and your guests! Also, take a look at our Bean Blog for recipes and assistance with your latest tea and coffee needs.