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Jasmine tea is tea blended with jasmine flower to increase medicinal effects and improve the taste. Traditionally, jasmine is combined with white and green teas to enhance their medicinal effect and flavor. The scent of the jasmine alone has its own healing benefit, but the sweet bodied flavor of jasmine makes any green or white tea less bitter. Because of the sweet taste of the jasmine, there is no need to add honey or sugar. This means you can drink caffeine without worry over unhealthy refined or artificial sweeteners.
How to Make Jasmine Tea
|The Tao of Tea, Handrolled Jasmine Pearls|
From Purchased Jasmine Tea
The easiest route in today’s busy times would be to use pre-picked handrolled jasmine tea. We recommend The Tao of Tea. It receives rave reviews and can be used year-round. So no need to worry about growing your own Jasmine.
Follow the instructions on the package for your tea to prepare but here are some general instructions:
- Boil water.
- Pour boiling water over the tea bag, pearls or leaves.
- Let the tea sit in the hot water for about 3-5 minutes to steep and develop its flavor.
- Discard the solid portion of your tea.
- Drink your tea once it is cooled enough for you to enjoy.
From Real Jasmine Petals
First you need to make a green or white tea – you will add the jasmine to this brew. Then you’ll need to pick the jasmine. Jasmine flowers should be picked in the early morning of spring time, before the flower opens for the day. Wait for the flowers to open in the evening. Once the jasmine flower petals have opened for the evening, blend them with the green or white tea you prepared earlier.
After blending the tea with the jasmine petals, allow the tea to sit undisturbed overnight. The jasmine petals should be allowed to soak in the green or white tea for four to six hours before being consumed. This allows enough time for the essence of the jasmine flowers to fully embody the original tea.
External Uses for Jasmine Tea
Jasmine tea has a multitude of benefits. One of the most obvious benefits is the strong, calming scent of the jasmine flower. In fact, some people use it for the nice scent of the jasmine alone. Other uses include:
- As a welcoming tea it can put guests at ease.
- As an astringent it can calm the fears of frightened children while it also cleans their cuts and scrapes.
- As a bath in a jasmine tea wash. The scent calms the nerves while the medicinal impact of the actual flowers and the essence derived from them can clean and soothe the skin. Jasmine tea can even be beneficial for reducing dry skin and stretch marks.
Keep in mind that when you look for the medicinal benefits of any natural healing product, you have to consider all of the elements. The body does not work with only one sense. The more senses you can impact, the more of an ability you have to reverse or prevent any damage that you might be dealing with. You can even use these elements to prevent future damage. There is power in the mind, so educate yourself as to each area of benefit so that your mind can absorb the information and help the body to use the medicinal properties as intended.
Medicinal Properties of Jasmine Tea
One of the reasons that jasmine is such a popular tea variety is its scent acts in a calming fashion. However, jasmine contains properties that would be beneficial regardless of the smell.
- When your body is at ease, it is much easier for any medicinal substance to do its job. So even though jasmine would be beneficial without the scent, the calming properties of the scent are the gateway for the other benefits to come forth and be most effective.
- Jasmine has a history as an aphrodisiac, so for many, it is popular just for this. However, it may be the calming scent that helps people release some of their inhibitions rather than the actual jasmine’s impact.
- Jasmine contains anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it beneficial in areas that involve inflammation. For instance, jasmine tea would be beneficial for joint and back pain caused by inflammation.
- It can also help lower cholesterol as cardiovascular inflammation is decreased and the body is better able to deal with the processing of blood and oxygen.
- You can enhance your energy by drinking jasmine tea, but it is also good for muscle aches so that if you do overdo it with your renewed energy, you can treat the aching muscles by sipping the same tea that gave you the energy to begin with.
Jasmine tea is beneficial for weight loss on a variety of levels.
- Since it is a naturally sweet tea and you don’t have to add anything to it in order to make the tea sweeter, you avoid consuming unnecessary calories that would cause weight gain.
- The fact that jasmine tea increases your energy is also beneficial to weight loss as the more active you are, the more calories you burn.
- Since the scent of jasmine has a calming effect, it decreases stress levels. High levels of stress are associated with weight gain through improper nutrition, overeating and a general slowing down of the functioning of the system as it focuses on combatting the stress.
- If you combine jasmine with your favorite green or white tea, you can almost double the benefits of the original tea, which has healing properties of its own.
- Drinking almost any kind of herbal tea is of more benefit to the body than water alone. Because of this, it has a detoxifying effect on the body.
- And since you are drinking a calming tea, your stomach is not empty and you are not in starvation mode.
Growing Your Own Jasmine
Are you ready to grow your own jasmine plant? Get some tips in this short video below.
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