Jasmine scented green tea is one of the classic teas one might have in a Chinese restaurant. Pairing superbly with salty and spicy foods, Jasmine Green complements without overpowering. All green tea is an excellent choice for enjoyment throughout the day. Without milk or sugar, this is a calorie-free beverage that is super-charged with antioxidants. With much less caffeine than coffee, green tea boosts energy but doesn't create jitters. If you find green tea to be too bitter, try steeping it for a shorter time and/or with cooler water. Steeped properly, there should be very little bitter flavour, rather vegetal, mild and even slightly sweet or nutty. "Cooking" or over-steeping greens is a common mistake for those more familiar with black tea; experiment with steeping to match your own taste.
1. Heat water to 97 degrees Celsius
2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves
3. Steep for 5-7 minutes
For loose leaf iced teas, use 3 tsp per 237ml glass and double the steep time
Flavour: soft yet intoxicating floral notes from jasmine well balanced with fresh Fujian green tea
Aroma: intensely floral
Colour: golden yellow green