This organic, Fair Trade Certified Jasmine Green Tea offers a wonderful jasmine fragrance backed by a fuller-bodied green tea. This is acquired by picking the jasmine flower late at night when the blossom is in full bloom. The flowers are layered upon the organic tea leaves to impart their fragrance and create the most exquisite jasmine green tea experience around! By morning, the jasmine fragrance has transferred to the organic Chinese tea leaves and the blossoms are then discarded. This process is carried out on multiple successive evenings to impart the superior flavor and aroma of this specially selected organic green tea.
Ingredients: organic Chinese green tea
Serving Size: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: Our top-selling tea!
Jeremy Says: I drink this one when I'm looking for a jasmine tea with a fuller flavor and body than our Jasmine Pearl Green Tea.
Sarah Says: Jasmine green tea smells so wonderful in your cup! The Jasmine doesn’t overpower, but you can taste the aroma. I want to plant a Jasmine tree by my bedroom window, so I can smell the flowers as I fall asleep.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Mar 2014
This tea has a very strong jasmine aftertaste (which means to be careful about not steeping it for too long). I've found that 1-minute-in, 1-minute-out in water around 92 C works best -- repeat that cycle until the taste is right. A lot of jasmines are overwhelmed by the floral flavour, but I found that, while the jasmine is strong here, it doesn't overwhelm or hide the underlying green tea base. For the price, you can't go wrong with this tea.
Posted by Candice Fryda on 10th Nov 2013
I could not live without jasmine tea in the afternoon-everyday, between 2-3pm that is all I want. I had been spending a lot of money on the jasmine pearls -and while they are absolutely amazing-I just couldn't justify the cost on a grad student's budget. I decided to try this version of a green leaf jasmine to compare and I have to say it is just as delicious and I don't feel like I'm being irresponsible or frivolous purchasing it. I have found with this jasmine, and with any jasmine you must be meticulous in the water temperature you use and the length of time. For a perfect cup the water should be between 180-185 and never ever ever ever steep for longer than 2 minutes. After two minutes I find the taste to be bitter and unpleasant..but a lot of greens are sensitive and it just makes enjoying the perfect cup all the more rewarding.
Posted by Adam on 24th Aug 2013
Allow me to start by saying that I absolutely love jasmine tea. Jasmine has a very delightful smell as well as taste. This particular jasmine tea is not bad for the price, but I have to admit, it is not my favorite jasmine that I have had. The problem does not lie in the jasmine but the tea itself. The tea, to me at least, seems to leave a very strange aftertaste. I have been able to somewhat remedy this by using less tea than advised, and that seems to help. Just make sure that when preparing, not to use to many leaves and that can make this a world of difference. Enjoy!!!
Posted by Jeremy on 17th Aug 2013
One of the best jasmine green teas that I've tasted! Some of the more budget store-bought jasmine varieties lack natural sweetness and brew with a bitter taste which lingers, but this variety is a great pick-me-up any time of the day. I find it especially refreshing as an iced tea during the warmer months.
Posted by Sasha on 5th Aug 2013
I wanted to try this tea to see what the difference was between this and the more expensive pearl jasmine tea. This tea is much stronger and you must be careful not to over brew it or it quickly becomes too bitter.
Posted by Susan on 6th Jul 2013
the sweet floral taste is delicate and sensual. This tea is addicting and divine. I like it both iced and hot and am able to use the leaves twice. This is my calming tea when the world is rushing by.
Posted by Elliot on 29th Jun 2013
I received this tea in my first order from Arbor Teas, an order that only took two days to get to me! A wonderfully aromatic tea, I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth, mellow, and refreshing the Jasmine Green was. Floral is a great term for it. A must-have for anyone who is looking for a "different" tea. I love it and will reorder for sure!
Posted by Kachelmyer on 6th Jan 2013
I am a big Jasmine Green Tea fan--two cups a day, everyday--so I decided to purchase some loose leaf Jasmine Green Tea on Amazon.com in a bulk quantity. However, after a few days of drinking the tea, I started noticing I was having headaches quite frequently...and this got me thinking "how safe are the practices of this company in preparing this tea?" I began to see the wisdom in purchasing organic tea and found Arbor Teas in an online search. Although the cost was higher than the tea I'd purchased on Amazon, I was willing to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did. Not only is the flavor of Arbor Tea's Jasmine Green better, I haven't experienced a single headache since switching to this tea. Peace of mind + Great flavor
Posted by Aysia Scheerer on 15th Feb 2012
This tea reminds me of sitting in a meadow, reading a book. It is perfect for those days when you want something "different" and a bit more exciting than your everyday green tea. The jasmine is very present, but not overwhelming. This tea would be wonderful for those who are just starting to drink green tea, as the jasmine gives it a nice level of complexity.
Posted by Lukasz on 6th Dec 2011
I purposely waited 9+ months to review this tea in order to provide a true assessment of it. I ordered this tea in bulk and stored it inside the large air tight metal containers sold here.
You can’t go wrong with this tea. It was love at first scent for me. When fresh, this tea has an incredible jasmine aroma that comes off natural and not artificial in any way. As far as taste goes, it is very good. It doesn’t take a lot of tea to create a good infusion, so start with a small amount and work your way up. Also, do NOT steep this tea for more than 30 seconds (at 175F) during the first infusion or else the bitters of the green tea will over power the jasmine. Keep in mind that the jasmine is the highlight of this tea with the green tea just the backbone. Overall, I recommend it to anyone.
Posted by Lawrence on 21st Oct 2011
I had not been very fond of green tea until I tasted this. I was a bit apprehensive about taking such a risk ordering a bulk order as my first introduction to jasmine, but it was well worth it!
Posted by Joe Brodnicki on 30th Sep 2009
My favoriete tea---the flower taste holds its own and balances well with the tea. Try it!
Posted by K. G. Wilkins on 19th Jun 2009
This tea is particularly soothing after a long day. The scent from the cup is heavenly. I sweeten it with sugar. Do not let yourself run out!
Posted by William F. Edwards on 2nd Dec 2007
Some teas (Jing Mai for example) are best appreciated on their own. Others (Irish Breakfast being the obvious choice) are made for meals. Jasmine is great any time--with or without food. The flavor demands your attention. This jasmine is so flavorful I find myself searching out the green tea flavor--that part is relatively subtle. If you ever feel caught in a tea rut try a cup of Jasmine. I have yet to find a taster who does not like it.
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated until bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot (180° F)
Steeping time: 2-3 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.
Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.
Some research comparing different types of tea has shown that the manufacturing process does affect the level of antioxidants present in the final tea leaf. According to a 2006 review of the beneficial effects of green tea in the Journal of American College of Nutrition, when comparing dry leaves, unoxidized green tea retains more antioxidants than black, oolong, or pu-erh. The catechin (or antioxidant) that displays the greatest increase in green tea when compared to the black, oolong and pu-erh is EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). (Reference: "Beneficial Effects of Green Tea - A Review" Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol 25, No 2 (2006))
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Caffeine check here.
With the summer months coming, I thought I'd share my recipe for jasmine lemonade. It's my go-to when I want a simple, refreshing drink in the summer. It's also easy to modify to suit your taste! Check here to view the full recipe for the Quick and Easy Jasmine Lemonade!
The original inspiration for this recipe came from Martha Stewart as a chamomile version of lemon meringue pie in a homey cornmeal crust. You could alter the recipe by subbing in organic jasmine green tea and grapefruit (or those giant pumelos) to make a sophisticated, perfumed dessert. Check here to view the full recipe for the Citrus and Tea Cream Pie!
Tea-curing salmon is basically a variation on gravadlax, but with organic jasmine tea leaves instead of dill. Just imagine the flavor potential tea offers! Check here to view the full recipe for Tea-Cured Salmon with Jasmine Green Tea!