Jasmine Green Tea is perhaps one of the most well-known scents in the tea world, and for good reason. The taste is reminiscent of a Spring day; fragrant and floral with a sweet perfume that feels like home.
Jasmine green tea, like the one found at the Hawthorn Tree, gets that fresh taste and smell from a flavoring process used in many teas. The green tea leaves are dried and then stored with freshly picked jasmine flowers. The dry tea leaves are highly absorbent and retain the aroma from the jasmine flowers, giving it that great blossom taste.
The exact origins of Jasmine Green Tea is unknown, but many centuries ago it could be found in regions such as Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India and parts of the Himalayas. It became popular worldwide when it was brought to the Ming Dynasty in China by Nepalese traders, and now Chinese Jasmine Green Tea is the most popular variety.
The brewing process for this tea is a gentle one. You should use hot water, not boiling water (175-185℉,) or else you might end up with a bitter tea rather than the sweet floral one you want. This tea has a soft flavor, and so it is recommended to skip the sweetener or milk while indulging this drink. The natural jasmine flavor is subtle, but plenty sweet enough. Another option would be to add some lemon to your tea before enjoying it. Steep for about two to three minutes, and enjoy.
This post is part of our 365 Days of Tea Series. Join us at the Hawthorn Tree for a taste of Jasmine Green Tea. We offer smaller increments of 1 ounce or less in the store, or you can always enjoy a cup when visiting our location
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