Gracefully sweet and delicately floral, Jasmine is liquid flower power and probably the world’s most popular flavoured green tea. Its lovely flowery flavours were born during the Ming dynasty, a period of Chinese history noted for its obsession with everything and anything floral. Up until the early 19th century this elegantly flavoured large leafed green tea was a well kept Chinese secret. That all changed when Western trade ships brought it back to their homelands and introduced this beautiful, blossom scented beverage to a broader audience. Since then, the world’s been head over heels in love with the exquisitely soft and gentle taste of Jasmine tea.
Jasmine Tea benefits
- A delicious way to help you achieve your recommended daily fluid intake.1
- Contains clever compounds called flavonoids which can help keep your heart and lungs healthy.2
- A delightfully floral way to enliven the senses and keep you focused.
- Has a naturally lower caffeine content than traditional green teas which makes it the perfect evening beverage for a good night’s sleep.
Tea time ideas
How to best describe the taste of Jasmine green tea? Let’s get poetic for a second. It’s a bouquet of elegantly arranged flowers. It’s a quiet springtime stroll through an oriental garden bursting with fantastic floral life. It’s the gentle ripples across ponds full of rainbow coloured fish. It’s a flavour and aroma that effortlessly captures a regal air of bygone Chinese royalty. And when you’ve got a tea fit for a royal family, you need a suitably indulgent food pairing for it. We love teaming up a fresh cup of jasmine tea with the pillowy light texture of fluffy steamed bao buns. And when it comes to traditional steamed buns, personally, we’re all about the classic sweet yet savoury filling of adzuki bean paste. Jasmine tea also works wonderfully as cleansing post-meal drink!
Getting the best from your brew
Our Jasmine Tea has a light and graceful flavour that comes out best after a brew time of around 2 minutes. Less than this and we feel you risk under developing those distinctly sweet and floral aromas, anymore and you might scare them off. You know your tea is ready to go when it turns a pale and fairly transparent looking colour.
1EFSA recommends 2L and 2.5L fluid intake per day for women and men, respectively.
2Unilever proprietary data. Flavonoid content has been calculated using the USDA database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods, Release 3.1 (May 2014) (NDB No. 09206). A cup of Lipton Green Tea and fresh orange juice is 8 fluid ounces .
- Green Tea contains approximately 276 mg per 200 ml of flavonoids.*
Based on USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods, Release 3.1 (June 2013) NDB No. 14653.
Based on a daily consumption of at least 500 mg of flavonoids per day, 2 cups of Green Tea per day, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.