Herbs: Jasmine Green Tea

Latin Name: Camellia sinensis
Origin: China

  • Rich in fluoride, Green Tea can reduce the risk of tooth decay.
  • Damp Green Tea leaves are useful as a poultice for insect bites to reduce itching and inflamation.

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The Tea of Life

by Rebekah (Pearl) Anast

May 2005

I've rediscovered Green Tea and a wealth of information about its health benefits, particulars of its preparation, and the various qualities available.

I once met a couple who cut fine opals for a living. They were old hippies who lived in a junky trailer on the edge of a national forest out in the boonies. Twice a year they flew to China to buy opals and meet with Chinese businessmen who made gem-cutting equipment for them. When I was a newly married bride, my husband took me out to their property to meet them; he had a habit of making odd acquaintances. We sat in the smoke-filled living room of their rundown trailer and listened as they told wild stories and showed us several hundred thousand dollars worth of fine opal beads that they had been working on. The wife asked me if I'd like something to drink, and I hesitated, expecting her to open the fridge and toss me a beer. From behind the Formica countertop, she lifted a beautiful china pot and proceeded to make tea. Ten minutes later, she handed me a tiny china cup with steaming-hot Jasmine Green Tea. I had never tasted anything so fine in my whole life. Four years have passed since then, and I still have not succeeded in finding tea like that.

A few months ago I began to search the internet for detox and weight-loss herbs, and rediscovered Green Tea. As I began to search, I found a wealth of information about the health benefits of Green Tea, the particulars of its preparation, and the various qualities available. The overwhelmingly dominant characteristic of Green Tea is its health benefit.

So, not only is Green Tea a drink of refinement and beauty, it is a drink of health. You can practically name just about any disease, immune system malfunction, and mystery symptom, and the answer would be (at least in part): "Drink Green Tea." There is far too much information for me to list here, so I will only tempt you with a few of the health facts that I found.

  • Blood Pressure: Japanese scientists discovered that Green Tea significantly lowers blood pressure and protects against hypertension.
  • Aging: Researchers believe that Green Tea may slow the effects of normal aging and its associated brain regression. According to their study, "daily intake of Green Tea catechins adds a measurable level of protection to the brain, helping shield it from irreversible damage due to cerebral ischemia and consequent neurological deficits." In other words, it will help you stay smart.

There are a myriad of other health benefits ascribed to Green Tea: oral health, headache cure, vision improvement, skin improvement, digestion, etc... The fact is, Green Tea will bring your body a general "good health" that may show up in many areas, as well as later on in your "retiring" years.

How do you drink it?
Any way you like. My mom brews it in a coffee pot every morning. She also brews Peppermint (separately) and Chamomile (separately) and regular Black Tea. For a morning drink, the peppermint tea can be mixed with the Green Tea for a peppy, refreshing drink. For dinnertime, you might drink hot Jasmine Green Tea with a little honey, and for a wind-down evening tea, you can add relaxing Chamomile. We drink most of ours chilled.

Many types of Green Tea come from the same plant: Camellia Sinensis. The different types of tea (e.g. Green Tea, Pouchong Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea) are the result of differences in the manufacturer's tea preparation process, and not due to different types of tea plants. Non-fermented and very lightly-fermented (less than 10%) tea is called Green Tea. Green Tea has a distinct flavor, but readily absorbs or takes on whatever flavor it is mixed with.

I simply fill a wire-mesh strainer with Green Tea leaves and pour hot water over them, allowing the tea to brew for 3-5 minutes before lifting out the strainer. After it cools, I put it into the fridge to chill. If you brew Green Tea too long, or too strong, it becomes bitter. Rather than becoming overzealous and turn the family against the taste of strong Green Tea, it is better to keep it light and pleasant so they will drink it all day long. I even mix it with milk for my toddler's bottle.

The mix called Rise and Shine Tea that includes Green Tea. They also sell Green Tea, Chamomile, and Peppermint separately if you would like to make your own mix. We (a family of five) drink 1-2 pounds of dried Jasmine Green Tea a month, mostly as an iced tea for dinner and afternoon.


From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • The aroma of this tea is enough to capture anyone's attention. It is not misleading, as the flavor is perhaps the best of all teas.
  • Jasmine Green Tea should not be steeped for long as it renders its properties rather quickly. It also tends to get bitter if brewed too long.
  • It can improve energy levels and overall health.
  • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
  • As is the case with most herbs, Jasmine Green Tea should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.

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by Marsha on Mar 28, 2014

Hi, I would appreciate any advice you may have on which tea to buy. I would like to give up my morning coffee. I'm having trouble deciding... I need more energy, and I would like to cut back the calories I get from my coffee/creamer/candy mixture. I feel I'm teaching my daughter's a bad habit. I want to replace that w/ a good one. I like the sound of the green tea. However, the one for morning sounds good too.
Thank you so much!

    Re: question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 1, 2014

    Hello,
    Good for you that you are starting new habits!! For help waking up in the morning my favorite is the Brain Booster tea. It not only helps wake me up in the morning but helps me concentrate better throughout the day as well! Another thing I would recommend though it isn't a tea is the Erin's Super Green Drink Mix. I take it basically whenever I am just not feeling up to par, and it boosts me right back up and helps me get in the extra nutrition that I need. Hope this helps! Thanks!

Is it safe?
by Pennie on Feb 10, 2014

Hi, I have 2 questions: First one, is this green tea safe for women who are trying to get pregnant or can it somehow harm the chances of conseiving?

Second: If it is safe to drink green tea with caffeine while trying, is it also safe to drink during pregnancy?

And I guess a third question came to me while typing... If this is not safe, do you have a tea that you would recommend in your store? I would like it to be green or white but any would do a long as it has great benefits.

Thank you!! :)

    Re: Is it safe?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 12, 2014

    Hello,
    From the research I did there are many mixed opinions as far as how good green tea is for you while trying to conceive. I would recommend that you ask a midwife or OB-GYN as we are not licensed professionals. For an exhaustive guide through fertility and post-labor check out Shoshanna's book Making Babies. It not only includes herbal how-tos but also some really great recipes that will help first boost your fertility, then help build your baby, and finally, give you both the nutrition you need after birth. Thanks!

Super-duper good!
by Amy on Jan 31, 2014

I have been a die-hard coffee drinker for fifteen years. I know it's not good for me, etc., but I like it. I tried to switch to green tea but never stayed with it because it's nasty. Not anymore! This tea is so awesome, I get up and can't wait to have a hot cup of jasmine green! With all of the teas you offer, I haven't had a cup of joe in weeks, and I don't even want one. My kitchen is now stocked with several of your teas to suit my tastes, and the dessert teas like pumpkin pie and gingersnap are fantastic. You've proven that healthy can taste great!

Flowers or Flavoring?
by Jacqueline Shae Jarvis on Jan 19, 2014

Is your Jasmine Green Tea include real jasmine flowers or just "flavoring"?

    Re: Flowers or Flavoring?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 20, 2014

    Hello, the Jasmine Green Tea does contain Jasmine Flowers, however it also includes some flavoring as well. Thanks!

Iced tea recipe for Jasmine Green Tea
by Faith on Oct 27, 2013

Would you please give me your recipe for making the Jasmine Green Tea into iced tea? Thank you! I'm new at making iced herbal teas and getting them to taste good for my husband.

    Re: Iced tea recipe for Jasmine Green Tea
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 29, 2013

    Hello!
    It all has to do with preference! If you like stronger, than add more or less if you like a milder taste. I would start out with simmering 1/4 a cup of tea for around 10 to 15 min. You could also do a sun tea as well! Fill a clean glass jar with the water and herbal tea.
    Leave in direct sunlight for at least 2 hours. Strain out herbs, add frozen fruit or ice cubes!

Caffeine
by Carla on Oct 15, 2013

Does this tea contain caffeine?

    Re: Caffeine
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 16, 2013

    Hello!
    Yes, green tea naturally contains caffeine.
    Thanks!

Delicious!
by Shelby on Apr 2, 2013

I LOVED THIS TEA!!... and I don't even like green tea!
It was so delightful! I am definitely considering this a new kitchen staple!
Thank you Bulk Herb Store! <3

Jasmine green tea
by Ela on Dec 12, 2012

This is the freshest tasting green tea I've ever had. I really like green tea with honey, but after hearing about all the health benefits and cancer fighting properties of green tea, I try to drink at least one cup a day. The shipping is very timely, and when I run out of this green tea, I will definitely be ordering more.

It smells heavenly!
by Tiffany on May 17, 2011

Jasmine Green Tea, YOUR Jasmine Green tea, is the most wonderful tea I have ever had the pleasure to meet! Not only does it smell heavenly it tastes heavenly. What's more is when I'm drinking it I have the sensation of complete peace and love...no kidding! I feel whole and cared for when I drink it. Thank you so much for your incredible tea, I will be buying it from you as long as you sell it.

Warming up
by Kristina G. on Nov 9, 2010

Sitting here this evening with a cup of my jazmine and green tea warming my hands, my insides and my mind. As I inhale the sweet scent of jazmine, I'm reminded of the glorious exhibition of spring! I could just sit here and smell my tea all evening long. I sure hope this is one you plan on placing in your "regular" teas.

Thanks again for the speedy shipment, the wonderful herbs, the BEAUTIFUL scarves (all of which will be given away at Christmas) and the great customer service.

I plan on being a customer for as long as you are around!

Thanks
by Melody G. on Nov 9, 2010

I love this tea! It has such a strong Jasmine flavor combined with the slightly bitter taste of Green tea. I'm glad to pay extra! Thank you for providing affordable bulk teas (that are delicious and healthy at the same time!).

Wonderful flavor
by Melissa on Nov 2, 2009

I just wanted to say "Thank you!" for your quick and reliable shipping. I feel like I live on the edge of the world, and yet I always get my herbs within three days of ordering them :) I also wanted to let you know how wonderful the jasmine green tea is! Now I know why it was out of stock the first time I tried to order it...thanks again!

Natural Energy Booster
by Heather M. on Aug 24, 2009

I want to thank you for your excellent website and wonderful products. My husband loves the Jasmine Green Tea. He works nights in a factory, and a very strong brew of the green tea helps keep him awake. He says that it is much better than coffee...it picks him up gently, gives him energy, and then lets him down slowly. Instead of the sudden lift and crash like coffee. Several of the men at the factory use green tea. It's so funny to see these burly, manly men sitting around with their teapots. Also, thank you for the books and all the helpful advice (on the website).

It's the BEST.
by Susan on Jun 15, 2009

Thank you for your great service and the best jasmine green tea EVER! Can't live without it!

"Heavenly" Fragrance and Flavor!
by Lisa on Aug 8, 2008

Your Jasmine Green Tea is absolutely delicious! The fragrance is "heavenly"! Such a wonderfully soothing perfumed fragrance with every sip!

Jasmine Green Tea
by Heidi on Jun 11, 2008

This tea is delicious! I grew up in California where there are lots of Chinese restaurants that serve Jasmine Green Tea. Now I live in Montana and have not had this wonderful tea until seeing it for sale at BHS. My husband loves it too and I even give it away for gifts! It's especially good with a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon extract in a cup. I definitely recommend trying this product.

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