What is Jasmine Tea?
Do you like Jasmine tea? I do. Not sure what it is? It’s simply green tea that has been layered with jasmine flowers to impart the flavour of the jasmine into the tea.
Some people find it a bit flowery but I love it! I’m not so keen on plain green tea to be honest (even though I will drink it), but I love a good jasmine tea.
Here’s how you can enjoy it:
- Try to use fresh cold water or even better filtered water into a kettle.
- Bring it to a boil or if you have an electric Breville kettle that has the temperature settings for you, try the 90 degrees option.
- Use a strainer, infuser or tea ball and put in about 1 teaspoon of loose tea leaves. Then plunge it into 1 cup of water, roughly 180-250ml (6-8 ounces) of hot water for about 3-5 minutes.
What Is The Problem With Tea Bags?
Tea bags are really common and convenient to have but they often contain plastic and glues to keep them together. OMG! I didn’t want to be consuming glues or plastic with my tea, so I have switched to loose teas. Use a good quality stainless steel infuser, a tea ball or strainer.
It was in my search for loose Jasmine tea that I found this one. I found it was impossible to buy loose Jasmine tea in the supermarket.
This Jasmine tea is by Frontier Co-op and I buy it from iHerb.
They also have an organic version. I haven’t tried that one yet, but I can imagine it would only be better. I’ll probably try that one next time I order (the bag I have has lasted sooooo long! A half kilo of tea goes a long way.)
One of the reasons I love this tea is that it’s real Jasmine tea and that flavour shines through. If you decide to try it, I hope you like it! Leave a comment if you do and let me know what you think. 🙂
- Susie Wilson is a Mum, a writer, a health buff and a bit of a self confessed food-a-holic! Susie has a passion for learning about, creating and of course eating healthy foods. She enjoys sharing recipes, ideas and information about the foods she loves and the things she's discovered about healthy eating and living. (Contact Author)