Do you enjoy floral-flavored teas? I know for the longest time, I thought I didn't. The reason for this prejudice was years and years ago, I had a really BAD cup of nasty flavored floral green tea. It totally turned me off of all florals!
The good news is that it is no longer true.
One of my really good friends loved Jasmine tea. When I was visiting her, she took out her favorite teapot and cups and made a pot of tea for us. We were chatting, so I wasn't paying attention to what kind of tea she was making. After brewing it, we sat down, and she poured us cups.
That's when I realized that it was a floral.
I wouldn't hurt her feelings for anything, so my brain kicked into overdrive as I planned on how to get out of drinking the hated floral tea. I scoped out one of her plants closest to me and planned to pour the tea into it, as you see in the movies. I would send my friend for something in her kitchen so she wouldn't see me do it, and all would be good.
I graciously accepted the cup, asked her to get me some honey instead of sugar.
Yep, you guessed it, she had no honey, so I was stuck.
Ok, plan B. I'd force myself to take a couple of sips and call it good.
To my utter surprise, it was great!!!
I drank more than one cup, and between us, we drained the pot.
True story. My friend laughed till she cried when I told her what I had planned to do to the hated floral tea.
The moral of the story: always be open to trying things even if you've had them before and think you don't care for whatever it is.
If you've never tried Jasmine tea, it is a very lightly flavored tea. Not overpowering at all, at least the varieties I carry.
Organic Jasmine Bouquet Green Tea is a smooth, leafy green tea scented with jasmine flowers.
To create Jasmine Pearls, tender whole green tea leaves are hand-rolled into balls and scented with fresh jasmine flowers picked at their aromatic peak. Divinely fragrant. Simply outstanding! One of the highest quality types of Jasmine Tea available.
Jasmine flowers contain antioxidants and soothe the digestive system.
Studies have also found that jasmine tea may help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar levels, prevent heart disease, relieve stress, improve your immune system, and help improve your skin.
One thing I personally found fascinating was the suggestion to wash your face using a cooled cup of jasmine tea to enhance your skin tone. This is on my list to try. Should you try this, let me know your thoughts and how you felt it worked.
To reap jasmine's overall benefits, consuming 2-3 beverages per day is suggested.
Jasmine tea is typically served hot, but it also tastes refreshing served over ice.