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Tea has been used to soothe the senses and treat certain medical conditions since the oldest of times. Today, there are lots of different tea blends available on the market.
Green tea blends are excellent for weight loss and boosting your digestive system. Camomile tea is renowned for its soothing and calming abilities. And dandelion tea is often used to remove toxins and soothe digestive issues.
Want to know which type of tea is often overlooked despite its many benefits?
You guessed it – it’s jasmine tea.
What Is Jasmine Tea?
Jasmine tea is made by infusing tea leaves with dried jasmine flower blossoms. This type of tea can also include other ingredients, such as green tea leaves, white tea leaves, black tea leaves, oolong tea leaves, and other herbs.
The type of ingredients used can have a huge impact on the taste of the tea. The location and growing methods of the jasmine flowers can impact the taste as well. High-quality jasmine tea will have noticeable jasmine flavours and aromas.
What does that mean exactly?
Tea drinkers usually describe this tea as fragrant, yet delicate with a subtle floral taste and a sweet-perfumed aroma.
Jasmine tea can be enjoyed plain, with milk, and with other additions, but many people feel that jasmine milk tea is by far the tastiest variety.
What Are The Benefits Of Drinking Jasmine Tea?
Drinking jasmine tea is very good for your body, and many love this tea for its delicate flavor. The health benefits of these teas can differ based on any additional ingredients, but most offer the following benefits:
- Jasmine tea includes leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. This plant contains caffeine, which can increase energy. A cup of herbal tea can contain 35mg of caffeine to boost your energy levels, without making you crash afterwards.
- When made with green tea leaves, jasmine tea has been shown to boost your metabolism, assist in weight loss, and boost your digestive system.
- The tea contains many antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals in your body. Eliminating free radicals may prevent cancer.
- Jasmine tea improves heart health by reducing your levels of LDL cholesterol.
- A powerful benefit of this tea is that it can relieve stress. Jasmine has a soothing aroma that elevates the mood and soothes your body.
- The tea can help prevent type 2 diabetes by assisting the body to regulate and produce insulin naturally.
- The tea boosts your immune system by removing toxins from your body and by reducing inflammation.
How to Make Jasmine Milk Tea
Jasmine tea is loved by many because it’s so tasty and so simple to make, and, like we said before, jasmine milk tea is one of the most loved varieties. You can have a cup of delicious tea ready in just 5 minutes.
Want to learn how?
First, you need to choose how you will brew your tea. Jasmine tea can be brewed from tea bags, loose tea leaves, or rolled pearls.
Tea bags are ideal for making a quick cup of tea while you’re at work or traveling. These tea bags already have the perfect amount of tea leaves inside, so you can simply dunk one in your cup for a quick brew.
Loose Tea Leaves
Many prefer loose tea leaves because they give you more control over the tea’s strength and flavour. You can buy jasmine tea leaves that are pre-mixed or create your own unique mix by combining dried jasmine with your favourite tea.
This tea looks very unique. It’s made from a combination of tea leaves and flower buds, and these ingredients are hand-rolled into small pearls that you can then use to brew your tea. Pearl tea is pricey compared to tea leaves and tea bags.
Jasmine Milk Tea Ingredients
Making the perfect cup of jasmine milk tea is easy when you have all the ingredients at hand. Here’s a quick look at the ingredients you’ll need for this fine-tasting tea:
- Jasmine tea
- A teapot
- A spoon
- A mug
Brew Your Jasmine Tea
Brewing tea is very important because it gives the tea leaves time to soften up and release their aroma and flavour into the boiling water. It’s also important not to over-steep or over-brew your tea, or it could start to taste bitter.
Here’s a quick look at the steps required for brewing your tea.
Step 1 – Prepare your leaves
If you’re using pearl leaves or tea bags, then you can skip this step. For loose leaves, you’ll need to measure out the needed tea leaves. Ideally, 2 grams of tea leaves is perfect for brewing 8 ounces of tea.
Step 2 – Boil your water
Tea needs to be brewed in boiled water. If your water isn’t properly boiling, you might find it hard to create a strong and rich tea, and your tea may take on a cloudy appearance.
Get your teapot filled with water and wait for it to boil.
Step 3 – Steep your leaves
After the water has boiled, your tea leaves generally need to steep for about 2 to 4 minutes. The longer your tea steeps, the stronger your blend will become. Keep a lid on your teapot to keep the heat trapped inside if you want to brew a nice and strong tea.
Once your tea is brewed to perfection, you can pour it into your mug and enjoy it plain, or continue with the following instructions to create a sweet milk tea.
Sweeten Your Tea
Lots of people like the natural sweetness and floral aroma of jasmine tea. But if you have a sweet tooth, you can always sweeten up your tea a little bit more.
And you have quite a few options.
Here are some of the best sweeteners to add to your milk tea:
- White sugar
- Brown sugar
- Raw cane sugar
- Sugar substitutes like stevia
Sweeteners should be added according to taste, but do keep a few things in mind about sugar.
Like what, you might ask?
Some people feel that too much sweetness can alter the taste of the tea and make it taste unpleasant. Too much sugar in your tea can also reduce its effectiveness when it comes to jasmine tea’s weight loss and stress reduction benefits.
Add Your Milk
There are lots of different milks and creams you can add to your tea. Many people love full cream milk so they can create smooth, creamy beverages and a light color.
But what if you don’t like milk, or have milk allergies?
Then, you can try the other milk alternatives included in the following:
- Full cream milk
- Low-fat milk
- Skim milk
- Rice milk
- Condensed Milk
- Lactose-free milk
- Soy milk
- Coconut milk
- Nut milk
- No-dairy creamer
Be careful not to add too much milk to your tea, because this can cool down your tea a lot (if you like it hot) and can make your tea taste watered down.
If you like extremely hot tea, then you should consider warming your milk before adding it to your tea. But if you prefer tea that isn’t scalding hot, then you can go ahead and pour chilled milk into your cup.
Sit Back and Enjoy
Jasmine milk tea is a versatile, practical tea that can be enjoyed at any time of day. But ideally, you should sit back and enjoy this tea while you take a break from everyday tasks or work.
When you take the time to enjoy your tea, you can appreciate the natural aroma and sensation of this marvellous drink. Sitting back with a cup of tea is also good for relaxing your mind and body, and for allowing the stress-relieving benefits of jasmine tea to truly kick in.
Alternative Recipes to Try
Now that you understand the basic concept of making jasmine milk tea, you can also try your hand at some popular variations of jasmine tea.
Here’s a quick look at a few other tea drinks to try.
Jasmine Boba Milk Tea
To make your tea look a lot more fun, appealing, and taste even better, you should consider adding honey boba, also known as tapioca pearls, to your tea.
Read on to see how boba-lovers prepare their tea.
- Jasmine tea of your choice
- Milk of your choice
- Boba of your choice
Steps for Making Jasmine Boba Milk Tea
If you already have your boba pre-made, then this recipe shouldn’t take long at all. If not, then you should first take some time to make the boba for your tea, which we’ll cover below.
Brew your jasmine tea and allow it to cool down.
Prepare honey boba and add it to a large glass.
Add some ice to your glass and pour in your cooled tea.
Top off your tea with the milk of your choice.
Sweeten your tea if desired. Enjoy!
How to Make Boba
Honey boba is actually very simple to make. To prepare your boba, you should first get some tapioca pearls and cook them in a sweetener of your choice.
Most people like to cook their boba in honey for a natural honey aroma and taste. You can also use brown sugar for a smokier taste, or white sugar for some extra sweetness.
Leave your boba to soak in the sweetener for about 10 minutes, or until they reach the consistency you like best. The honey or sugar will be absorbed into the tapioca balls to create a tasty and sweet bubble.
Jasmine Green Tea
Jasmine green tea is one of the healthiest teas to enjoy, since it gives you all the benefits of green tea as well as those of jasmine tea.
This tea is also very easy to make. Many people enjoy green tea without milk, because milk can clash with the taste of green tea. If you want, you can, of course, add the milk of your choice.
So how do you make it? Let’s take a look.
- Jasmine green tea of your choice
- Boiling water
Making this tea is very easy. First, boil your water, then place your tea or tea leaves in a cup and pour one or two cups of water over the leaves.
Allow the tea to sit for 2 – 5 minutes.
Once brewed, your tea will have a golden brown or golden-green hue to it.
Some people prefer to drink green tea without any sugar, but if you like something a little sweeter, then you can add any sweetener of your choice.
And, if you like,
You can always add a little bit of milk to your green tea to create a jasmine milk green tea.
How Much Jasmine Milk Tea Can I Drink Per Day?
This tea is very unlikely to have any negative effects on your body. But, if you have caffeine sensitivity, then you probably shouldn’t drink more than two cups per day.
Jasmine tea can cause some stomach irritation if you’re not used to drinking green tea. This usually clears up when you become more used to the detoxifying effects of the tea.
The tea is generally not recommended for pregnant women because some essential oils have been linked to early contractions.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about what’s safe for you to consume. But, if you’re otherwise healthy, then you can safely consume 3 – 4 cups of jasmine tea every day.
With a fresh tea recipe, every cup can be a grand adventure, And with the right tea at your side, you might even be able to achieve your health goals just a little bit faster.
There are many wonderful tea flavors out there to try, and many of these great teas, like jasmine tea, offer a large amount of health benefits.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this guide on how to make jasmine milk tea.