Organic Jasmine Green Tea

Bold and juicy jasmine aroma lingers over a fuller-bodied green tea flavor

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Jasmine Green Tea
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Organic Jasmine Green Tea

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This organic, Fair Trade Certified Jasmine Green Tea offers a wonderful jasmine fragrance backed by a fuller-bodied organic chun mee green tea base. 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

What are Scented Teas?

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Scented teas begin with the same top-quality organic tea as our non-scented teas, but are exposed to a particular scent during manufacturing. As a result, the tea absorbs and retains the aroma throughout its lifetime. Some of the most well known scented teas are combined with flowers such as jasmine, magnolia, and osmanthus. Others, such as Lapsang Souchong, are more savory and scented with smoke. Scented teas are often confused with flavored teas (which is why we include them in our flavored tea categories), but are technically unflavored. Sometimes, inferior forms of scented tea are mimicked by using a flavoring - rest assured, you’ll never find these among our catalog.

Steeping Instructions

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At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend green and white teas to be steeped for 2 to 3 minutes in water heated to not-quite-boiling, just as bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pan (approximately 170 to 180 degrees F). For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Trish

    "I keep a pitcher of this in my refrigerator all summer long!"

  • Sarah

    "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."

  • Jeremy

    "I drink this one when I'm looking for a jasmine tea with a fuller flavor and body than our Jasmine Pearl Green Tea."

Health Benefits

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Like all true tea, green tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels.

Green tea specifically is known for its array of health benefits, which have been supported by a growing number of studies. Green tea research has demonstrated that it may be an effective anticancer agent for breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer and prostate cancer, among others. Studies have shown a link between green tea and weight loss, and the ability to modulate energy metabolism, aid in body fat regulation, and possibly promote preferential loss in abdominal fat. Research has also shown that green tea may increase performance for short term memory tasks, as well as being increasing potency of antibiotics. Other peer-reviewed studies link green tea to healthy skin, help with lowering cholesterol, and regulating diabetes. It’s important to keep in mind that many of these studies monitor subjects who drink several cups of green tea per day.

For more information about the health benefits of green tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Jasmine Scenting and History

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Jasmine tea has been a mainstay in Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian, since the 12th century. It has even outlasted other varieties of scented teas, including rose, orchid, and gardenia teas, which were popular during the Ming Dynasty. Some believe that jasmine tea is the perfect balance of Yin and Yang – the green tea representing the warming Yang and jasmine representing cooling Yin. This perfect balance of Yin and Yang is thought to be harmonious. In fact, in Chinese medicine, jasmine tea is prescribed in the treatment of a variety of conditions – from fevers to inflammation.

In Fujian, when the jasmine blooms, it's time to go to work, harvesting it in large wicker baskets and carrying it to the tea plantations. There, the jasmine is combined with a special selection of green tea that’s held every year in anticipation of jasmine season. The jasmine blooms are layered on top of the green tea, and left overnight, until the scent of jasmine permeates the tea; then, the jasmine is discarded. This process is repeated several times until the tea is perfectly scented. This results in a perfect balance of flavor and aroma - you won't get any of that overwhelming soapy taste that comes with artificially flavored jasmine teas. The tea is then “fired” one more time to prevent spoilage. Then, this intensely floral tea is ready for market.

For even more information about this and other traditions, visit our Tea Traditions Page!

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  • 5
    Organic Jasmine Green Tea

    Posted by Wesley Muns on 7th Jul 2020

    By far the best jasmine tea I have had. It has become a staple in my tea cabinet and drink it almost daily. I highly reccomend trying it!

  • 5
    Best Jasmine green tea

    Posted by JB on 28th Jun 2020

    This is the best jasmine green tea ever. It taste like the tea at a fancy Chinese restaurant. I love it.

  • 5
    excellent jasmine green

    Posted by Lindsay B on 24th Sep 2019

    I tried the sampler and loved it so much I ordered the largest size! Very pleasant but not overpowering jasmine flavor, and I especially appreciate that I can rebrew leaves once or twice. Definitely recommend!

  • 5
    4.5 rounded to 5

    Posted by Camille B on 6th Jul 2019

    One of the nicest Jasmine's I've tried over the years, it has a smooth and fragrant after taste, lacking the bitterness that I sometimes encounter in other Jasmine greens. I was able to achieve a 2nd steeping with a lingering jasmine taste, but brewed at a lower temperature (approx 5-10 celsius less) and for much longer (6-7 min extra) - perfect for iced teas! Overall very pleased with this tea, it's become a morning staple.

  • 5
    smooth and nice green jasmine

    Posted by Lindsay B on 27th Nov 2018

    Very nice tea! I ordered a sampler pack but loved the jasmine so much I will be ordering more. I was able to reuse leaves for 2-3 cups without much loss of flavor, which I also love.

  • 4
    Very nice jasmine

    Posted by Rob on 9th Jun 2018

    Another great jasmine green. Not quite as smooth as the jasmine pearls, but that is to be expected. This is great when I want the jasmine and a little more body.

  • 5
    Jasmine green tea

    Posted by Anne on 10th Mar 2018

    What a lovely, delicate flavor!

  • 5
    excellent

    Posted by Lara on 28th Oct 2017

    Jasmine is my favorite tea, and this one is excellent. Thank you Arbor Teas!

  • 5
    Love it!!!

    Posted by Amanda williams on 20th Jun 2017

    I love this tea. I have it at home and the local coffee and tea shops when I go there as well. Great flavor and aroma!

  • 4
    Very Strong. Brew Lightly.

    Posted by Carree on 10th Dec 2016

    It has a very strong, bitter flavor when brewed at it's recommended temperature and maximum time (3 mins). I recommend brewing it at it's minimal time (2 mins), maybe less. I love the Cherry Sencha Green with it. In making a pot of tea, I love to blend two parts Cherry Sencha Green and one part Jasmine. Sounds complicated, but it's not. Totally worth it. ',) (The Cherry Sencha Green blend available on this site, totally amazing btw)

  • 5
    Oh so gooood!

    Posted by Yen-Wen on 14th Nov 2016

    I truly love this tea! Wow! It's everything you need in a good cup of green with a good dosage of jasmine. It's like drinking a whole flower from top to bottom, very good balance between green tea and jasmine flavor. I find a touch of honey send the experience to the top! Oh so good! I will be back for more of such piece of heaven!

  • 5
    Love this tea

    Posted by norwaysue on 21st Jun 2016

    I wanted a nice organic green jasmine iced tea to drink in the summer and have not been disappointed. And the price is reasonable, which is important to me. Thank you, Arbor Teas!

  • 5
    Sad to see the bottom of my cup!

    Posted by Cori on 16th Mar 2016

    It had been years since I last tried jasmine tea, so I decided to give this one a try (to refresh my memory on why I liked it so much). I was so sad when I got to the last sip....so, I re-brewed and the second brew was almost better than the first. I am in love with this tea!

  • 4
    Very jasmine-y!

    Posted by Robin K. on 25th Dec 2014

    I mostly like plain green teas, but decided to try this when I ordered some samples. It has a very floral scent and taste. My first cup was almost too floral, but I found the second steeping delicious. For me, it won't be an everyday tea, but good when I am looking for something a little different.

  • 3
    Just "okay"

    Posted by Tracy on 1st Dec 2014

    I wanted to love this tea--jasmine green is my absolute favorite and I appreciate Arbor's commitment to organic and fair trade products--but the jasmine flavor was not prominent enough for me, and disappeared completely upon multiple steepings. My search for the perfect jasmine green continues...

  • 5
    The ONLY Green Tea I've ever LOVED.

    Posted by Staci on 7th Sep 2014

    This is the ONLY Green Tea I've ever LOVED. Yes, I said LOVE!! Whenever I have a new order coming, I feel like it's Christmas. It's such a satisfying flavor and it's the highlight of my morning (outside of my family of course!)

  • 5
    Great Aroma!

    Posted by Unknown on 16th May 2014

    This jasmine tea has a strong aroma that I don't find in other jasmine teas. When I am not sipping on the tea, I enjoy smelling the fresh floral scent!

  • 4
    What a Jasmine Tea Should Be

    Posted by Lala on 22nd Apr 2014

    It's very jasmine-y and very green tea-y. In the past, I have tried jasmine teas that were extremely delicate. This is not that. It has a lot of flavor, and I love it!

  • 4
    Balanced jasmine tea

    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.

  • 4
    Delicious budget friendly jasmine

    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.

  • 3
    soso

    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!!!

  • 5
    Superior Jasmine

    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.

  • 4
    Good "everyday" jasmine tea

    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.

  • 5
    I can smell the Jasmine...

    Posted by Susan on 5th 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.

  • 5
    Wonderfully Aromatic!

    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!

  • 5
    Great Flavor & Peace of Mind

    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

  • 4
    Uplifting Jasmine

    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.

  • 5
    Excellent natural jasmine flavor and aroma...

    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.

  • 5
    Incredible

    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!

  • 5
    Jasmine is my favorite

    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!

  • 5
    relaxation

    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!

  • 5
    For a wonderful change

    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.

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