Our Organic Jasmine Green Tea contains two ingredients with recognized benefits: green tea, a powerful antioxidant with preventive properties, and jasmine flower with calming properties .
Our variety of green tea is grown and infused with fresh jasmine flowers in Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. These two neighboring mountainous regions in South East China are renowned for the quality of their teas (high altitude teas have high levels of antioxidants compared to other common teas). To learn more about the traditional method of making our Jasmine Flower Green Tea, click here
Tea is considered the drink with the highest antioxidant activity, thanks to its high concentration of polyphenols. Green tea, compared to black tea, contains more of the powerful antioxidant polyphenol EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) which would promote the self-destruction of cancer cells.
Green tea usually contains less caffeine than black tea, and has more L-theanine, a calming amino acid that can balance out the overstimulating effects of caffeine. In short, green tea acts as a beneficial stimulant for the body, while black tea (also an antioxidant) acts more as a physical stimulant (like coffee). It all depends on what effect you are looking for from your tea and of course your sensitivity to caffeine.
Our green tea infused with real jasmine flowers benefits from the calming properties of this exquisitely scented flower, promoting relaxation and sleep:
To maximize its benefits, the mode of preparation of green tea must respect certain rules:
Avoid boiling water. The ideal temperature for infusing Chinese green tea is between 70°C and 85°C. Above 85°C, the flavor and nutrients of green tea may be denatured.
Avoid steeping too long. Over two-thirds of the antioxidants are released within the first three to five minutes of steeping. Beyond this infusion time, green tea will also tend to become bitter. Both for its benefits and for the taste, it is therefore preferable to limit the infusion time to between 3-5 minutes.
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