The most famous scented tea in the world, the Jasmine tea, gained its popularity around 700 years back during China’s Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
Its delicate and exotic scent soothes your spirit miraculously indeed. The aroma fills the air from the moment you start to brew it.
Jasmine tea is made by blending Jasmine blossoms and tea leaves. Green tea is the most preferred tea leaf for this matter but then oolong tea can also be used.
Jasmine tea is known for its delicate, mildly sweet flavor and aromatic fragrance. It is not only a delight to taste but is also rich in health benefits. It is high in a group of powerful antioxidants known as catechins. Consuming Jasmine tea can provide us with various health
benefits like as follows:
We often overlook the olfactory system, which is, in fact, one of the most powerful senses in one’s body. The scent of jasmine has a very calming and relaxing property. Research studies state that the aroma of jasmine tea offers a sedative effect in humans. This calming effect is beneficial for stress-induced high blood pressure.
> Blood Pressure:
Research studies have shown that consumption of Green/ Jasmine tea has a positive effect on the blood pressure. It allows blood to flow much easily These tests are yet to be conducted and results established on humans, scientists state that it would be having a positive result.
This tasty beverage is not only aromatic but also contains a high content of antioxidants. Consumption of Jasmine tea can help you get rid of harmful chemicals such as free radicals- presence of which could cause various health issues like inflammation. Depending on the type of base tea used, the anti-oxidants vary like for instance, black tea has high levels of theaflavins, while green tea has high levels of catechins.
> Anti-Cancer benefits:
The polyphenol content of Green tea helps your body to fight against cancer. This is due to the presence of the high content of ECGC, a type of polyphenol. People who consume large quantities of green tea each day are less likely to develop liver disease. Green/Jasmine tea has also shown signs of reducing risks of breast cancer, lung cancer, and many other diseases.
> Alertness and Attention:
The base of jasmine tea is either green tea or oolong tea. Green tea is produced from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Being a very good source of caffeine, green tea promotes alertness and mental awareness. It is also used as a medical stimulant. It is generally advised not to consume green/ jasmine tea when you are under medical treatment which contains other stimulants like phenylpropanolamine or ephedrine