If you’ve never experienced this fragrant, energizing tea, it might be time to give it a try. There’s a reason why Jasmine has been used to scent tea since the 5th Century (!) and remains a passionate favorite to this day.
With a delicious flavor profile that is anything but boring, jasmine tea has a lot to offer. Adding jasmine tea into your regimen with just a cup or two a day can help you live a healthy, happy lifestyle. Discover the fascinating origins, taste profile and health benefits of jasmine tea.
1. Boosts Energy
As mentioned, jasmine tea uses a true tea such as green, black or white as a base. True teas are teas that are made using the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which naturally contains caffeine.
2. Weight Loss Aid
Losing weight can be hard, so having a little extra support on your side can make all the difference. Jasmine tea has been shown to aid in weight loss by speeding up metabolism thanks to its use of green tea leaves. A faster metabolism means your body can process nutrients and macronutrients (like fat and protein) quicker, leading to weight loss.
3. May Prevent Cancer
Jasmine tea contains high levels of antioxidants that help to eliminate free radicals in the body. Free radicals are caused by pollutants in food and the environment and can cause irregularities in cells that have been linked to neurological diseases and cancer.
4. Protects Heart Health
Maintaining a healthy heart means you not only live longer, but you have a better quality of life. Drinking a few cups of jasmine tea a day can help keep your heart pumping optimally and limit the risk of dangerous diseases and expensive surgeries.
5. Relieves Stress
One of jasmine tea's most powerful and simple health benefits is derived from its delightful aroma. Mood depends largely on the state of the five senses and jasmine tea works directly on two of those senses to elevate mood and increase relaxation.
6. May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Drinking jasmine green tea can help to control or prevent diabetes by regulating insulin levels. This shows potential for people who suffer from blood sugar spikes or low blood sugar throughout the day.
7. Improves Immune System
Like most teas, jasmine tea has high levels of inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help to boost the immune system and protect against the common cold and influenza. A healthy immune system can also fight more severe illnesses and infections, making it extremely important to keep immune health at optimal levels. Jasmine tea also has large amounts of vitamins and minerals that boost immune health.
8. Alleviates Aches and Pains
Jasmine green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce aches and pains associated with arthritis or joint pain.
9. Benefits Skin
Jasmine blossoms and the teas and essential oils derived from it have antibacterial properties and antioxidants that can help keep skin looking its best.
- Generally speaking, jasmine tea is incredibly healthy with little to no side effects.
- However, it does contain caffeine, which may cause issues for some people.
- Pregnant women should limit their caffeine intake as it may raise miscarriage risk.
How to make a perfect cup of HOT Nature's Apothecary Loose Leaf Tea:
- Start with fresh, cold water. (The better the water quality, the better the tea will taste.)
- Place a tea bag in your favorite cup or mug.
- Bring water to a rolling boil and immediately pour over your tea bag.
- Steep for a good 3 minutes
- Remove the tea bag, relax and enjoy! (Serve it “clear” or try it with milk, honey and/or sugar.)
How to make a Single Serve Iced Tea (for a Single Glass)
- Bring one cup of fresh water to a rolling boil.
- Add 1 or 2 tea bags and steep 3 to 5 minutes. The longer you steep, the stronger the flavor. Stir before removing tea bag(s).
- Add your favorite sweetener, if desired
- Let cool.
- Pour brewed tea into a large glass filled with ice. Enjoy!
How to cold brew jasmine green tea?
When you cold brewing the jasmine tea, the tea leaves should be made with more hot water than usual, you also can use a special tea bag. The water is best served by pure water, Generally, 10 to 15 grams of tea leaves is needed for every 1000 ml of water. Put the tea leaves in the bottom of the pot, fill in the cold water and place at room temperature for 3-4 hours. Or put it in the fridge and wait for 6-8 hours before filtering out the tea leaves. Then enjoy the elegant fragrance, sweet and mellow taste with cold brew. If you like to add some other flavors, you also can add a little honey or lemon juice.