Jasmine tea is quite a popular drink. Many do not know how to make jasmine tea. Jasmine tea is made from a combination of tea leaves and jasmine flowers. You may filled with the sweet scent of jasmine flowers. So, many people want to indulge in the flavor and sweet smell of jasmine tea.
You can have jasmine tea hot or cold as you wish. In a recent survey, we found some important information about the health benefits of jasmine tea. Today in Remedist, we’ll discuss the benefits of jasmine tea in details. But before that let’s know what is jasmine tea and how to make it.
What is jasmine tea?
Jasmine tea is a kind of green tea with the aroma of flowers which is mixed with the aroma of jasmine flowers. It is usually made from a combination of tea leaves and jasmine flowers. Although jasmine tea has been popular since the 18th century, it has existed in China since the 5th century. After a kind of revolution in jasmine tea, western countries included it in the list of valuable drinks and started importing it in large quantities.
At present this type of tea is mostly produced in China and Japan and from here it is exported to different countries of the world. In China, jasmine tea has a symbolic meaning, which is associated with the love and affection of their God Buddha. In some parts of China it is still customary to serve jasmine tea to welcome guests.
How to make jasmine tea?
Tea leaves for making jasmine tea are collected in early spring and stored until late summer when fresh jasmine flowers bloom well. This is why jasmine flowers are picked at the beginning of the day when the small petals are tied.
The flowers are kept cool until evening. At night the jasmine flowers bloom and spread their fragrance. And this is how the work of aroma of tea is done.
There are several ways to add jasmine perfume to tea. For example, tea is made by placing tea and flowers on top of each other. Some people mix tea and jasmine flowers and store them overnight. This is because it takes more than four hours of ordinary tea to absorb the aroma and taste of blooming jasmine flowers.
But this is the natural rule of making jasmine tea, which is not possible for everyone. You can buy jasmine tea flavored tea leaves from your nearby stores. With which you can easily enjoy the taste of jasmine tea at home. Let’s know the process of making it.
- Fill your gaiwan (or glass) about halfway with hot water to pre-heat it. Tilt the cup a bit so that the water creeps up the side and then rotate it so the inside gets wet all the way around. Then pour the water out.
- Place slightly less than 1 teaspoon of tea leaves in the gaiwan. Use twice this amount if you are brewing your tea in an 8oz glass. If you are using a teapot, use about one teaspoon for every cup of tea (or for every 4oz of water).
- Fill the gaiwan with hot water. It should be about 80-90% full and the temperature should be below boiling; around 80°C (176°F) is ideal.
- Place the lid on the gaiwan and let the tea steep for 1-2 minutes. And that’s it. Enjoy your tea!
- When you get down to about one quarter of the tea remaining, refill the gaiwan with hot water of the same temperature as before and let it steep for 30 seconds to one minute.
- You can get 3-5 infusions out of most varieties. Increase the steeping time 30 seconds to one minute for each infusion. How many infusions you do depends entirely on your taste. Experiment.
The benefits of jasmine tea
A report on Indian lifestyle and health website Boldsky reports on the health benefits of jasmine tea. Let’s find out now:
1. To lose weight
Are you worried about your weight? Jasmine tea helps to lose weight by increasing metabolism. It contains fat burning ingredients caffeine and polyphenol antioxidant epigallocotin gallate (EGCG). Drinking jasmine tea helps in weight loss by increasing the fat burning process.
2. Increases brain function
Jasmine tea contains caffeine and L-thananine, which help improve brain function. Caffeine increases brain activity. The ingredients in it give relief and reduce stress.
3. Keeps the heart healthy
Jasmine contains high levels of polyphenol antioxidants, which protect against harmful LDL cholesterol. This reduces the risk of heart disease. Drinking jasmine tea regularly reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
4. Reduces the risk of diabetes
Jasmine tea protects against EGCG type 2 diabetes. EGCG makes insulin more effective and lowers blood sugar levels. This reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
5. Reduces the risk of cancer
Jasmine tea contains high levels of antioxidants, which reduce the risk of cancer. Test tube and animal studies have shown that polyphenols, such as EGCG, protect against the spread of antioxidant cancer cells. However, more research is needed in humans.
6. Skin health
Jasmine tea contains antioxidants, which are beneficial for skin health. Strong antioxidant removes free radicals and relieves the effects of aging. In addition, it protects the skin from wrinkles.
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Side effects of jasmine tea
According to the American Food and Drug Administration, jasmine is generally considered safe. However, in some cases allergic reactions have been found. Pregnant women and mothers of newborns should consult a doctor before drinking jasmine tea.