Jasmine, one would think that it refers to the name of a girl or woman but, it is actually the name of a flower too, mixed with tea leaves to get Jasmine Tea, a famous tea made from green tea leaves scented with jasmine flowers. Jasmine is a beautiful name and hence carry beautiful health benefits.
So, one would have to ask, what is Jasmine tea?
The tea was produced in China over one thousand years ago. The tea came from the jasmine plant and China is famous for producing the best blends of jasmine tea. Jasmine tea is made by simple blending the jasmine flowers with traditional tea leaves. The tea have been used in China as a welcoming tea to their house guests.
Jasmine can be blended with any type of tea leaves including, green, oolong and white tea. Jasmine have a refreshing taste and a sweet aroma and is being prized for its numerous health benefits.
Jasmine tea is an excellent source of anti-oxidants especially in the green or white jasmine tea, anti-oxidants are used to fight free radicals in the body. Researchers have concluded that green and white tea can reduce the risk of cancers and high cholesterol.
Jasmine tea as you would have expected also have the taste of the flower itself, the tea leaves are mixed with flowers until their scented perfume is gone.
The majority of jasmine tea is made from green tea and have a lot of health benefits, firstly it is rich in anti-oxidant as you have read before, which can help you have a younger beautiful skin among other benefits, the tea can be beneficial to lose some pounds and inches off your body because it contains high amounts of caffeine which aids in weight loss, jasmine tea can be consumed without added sweeteners, the tea may help you lose fat by helping your body absorb less fat and cholesterol.
One of the most beneficial aspect of jasmine tea is that it aids in the prevention of cancer as it have anti-cancer benefits, the tea is also known as a mild sedative, so, whenever you experience a bad day at work or home or just feeling stressed, just have a cup of jasmine tea, it will calm you because of its soothing and calming effects.
Jasmine tea is also known to reduce anxiety, helps get rid of muscle and joint pains. The tea fights of cold, influenza (flu) and allergies. Jasmine tea can also ward off bacteria which in turn boosts the immune system, it can also act as an antidepressant especially for menopausal women.
As is expected, consuming too much of anything isn’t good for us, but taken in moderation can cause no harm, jasmine tea contains caffeine which can have adverse side effects, so it is always good to consult a doctor before taking any dietary supplements, but you could always try decaffeinated jasmine tea or consume no more than 3-5 cups per week.