Jasmine Pearl Green Tea
Jasmine Pearl Green Tea
The health benefits of jasmine green tea include a reduced risk of heart attacks, a stronger immune system, and the prevention of diabetes. Jasmine green tea also helps prevent cancer, while reducing stress, improving digestive processes, and lowering cholesterol. It has also been found to eliminate harmful bacteria and ease chronic inflammation like muscle aches and pains. Jasmine tea is not considered an “herbal tea”, because it is actually normal tea (green, white, black, or oolong) that is flavored with jasmine flowers to create the unique scent and taste. So we also have jasmine white tea, jasmine black tea, and jasmine oolong.
China has a long and famed history with tea, and jasmine is one of the most popular types to emerge from that ancient nation. Jasmine tea first appears in official records during the Song Dynasty, which ended in the 13th Century A.D., but at that time, it was mainly reserved for royalty.
The tea can be made in a number of ways, of varying strengths and grades. Some are made as loose-leaf teas, while others are cut up and put into teabags. Some are rolled or bound in different shapes, like the very common “jasmine pearl”, usually composed of two tea buds and one tea leaf.
Brewing tool: cups, bottles, tea wears, tea bags
Water temperature: 160° - 170° F
Amount of tea: 8-16 pieces.
Amount of water: 6-10 oz.
Steeping time: put the hot water into the cup with the jasmine green tea, stirring the tea will make the tea flavor come out faster, stir about 40 seconds to 1minute for the first cup, strain it out. Later if you want more tea, put more water back in the cup, steep for another 30-50 seconds, then strain it. This amount of tea leaves will make 3-4 cups of tea.
- Do not steep green too long. Green tea is non-fermented and has a lot of tea polyphenols, alkaloids and other nutrients, if you drink it too strong the nutrients have a too strong reaction it will irritate the stomach or dilute the stomach acid causing digestion problems or stomach aches. For more experienced green tea drinkers a strong brew will be fine.
- If brew green tea with hot water, drink the tea while still hot. We suggest drinking all the green tea you brewed within 60-90minutes. If the green tea sits too long it will oxidize lose the nutrients. If you want drink cold tea, use cold water to brew. It will take about 20minutes to 90minutes to steep. Once the tea turns green and brown color, it is ready to drink.
- We suggest drinking the green tea 30minutes-60minutes after meal. Drinking too soon after the meal, the tea will reactor with the nutrients of the food, especially the iron and protein. So if you have anemia, do not drink green tea, black tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea.