Tamira Carr is a budding writer, artist, and designer based out of Maryland. From a young age, she has had a natural proclivity for holistic health, mindfulness practices, healthy living, and natural organic products. She is someone who aspires to be a positive force for growth, evolution, and healing in herself and others.
Why Organic Jasmine Tea?
The Jasmine flower -Native to Africa, Asia, and Europe- is known and loved around the world for its beautiful white petals and distinctively sweet floral aroma. In folklore, Jasmine is symbolic of love, beauty, and purity. You can find Jasmine infused into all kinds of products such as body wash, perfume, soap, lotion, and more. Not only is it worthwhile for its enchanting smell, but it also turns out it can have practical benefits for the health of the human body! In this ultimate guide, we’re going to focus on the kind of Jasmine that you consume as a tea and all of its amazing benefits. The following product suggestions featured on this list have been vetted and are made with Organic tea buds and leaves which are richly packed with incredible nutrients. Follow this guide to discover the best Organic Jasmine tea for you!
First off, What Exactly is Jasmine Tea?
Jasmine Tea is unique in that it typically isn’t really its own “tea” at all. Jasmine tea can almost be considered as its own subcategory of tea. When we talk about Jasmine tea, we are referring to various other teas that have been scented with Jasmine. Green tea, black tea, white tea, and oolong are among the most popular bases. Jasmine tea is most commonly created using either the whole flower or unopened buds of the jasmine flower and infusing them with other tea leaves. Read on to explore the differences between the many types of jasmine tea!
The Four Main Types of Organic Jasmine Tea:
Organic Jasmine Oolong Tea Benefits
Oolong, like many teas, contains a rich amount of beneficial antioxidants. These antioxidants protect the cells that are commonly damaged by things like poor diet and lifestyle, aging, and even our environment. Although this one can be tough to find at your local grocery store, or even through well known companies, you can find plenty of makers of this rare tea in online marketplaces like Etsy. That way, you get to not only enjoy delicious tea, but you would also be supporting a small business. Just be sure to read the description to verify the tea you’re getting is actually organic. Now for recommendations!:
- Steep harvested by Bigelow has a delicious Oolong Jasmine tea (and it even has a bit of green tea for good measure!)
- Very Velvet Oolong Tea harvested by Fusion Teas
Organic Jasmine White Tea Benefits
Like all of the others on this list, this tea is jam packed with many different types of healthful antioxidants. There is even some evidence to suggest that some of the compounds, such as EGCG, may be particularly helpful in fighting inflammation and some cancers1. Here are some top picks for Organic white Jasmine tea:
- Silver Tip Jasmine White Tea harvested by Rare tea Co.
- Chinese Silver Needle harvested by Harney and Sons
- White Jasmine Tea – Dragon Pearls harvested by Pantenger
Organic Jasmine Black Tea Benefits
Once again, those powerful antioxidants found in tea just can’t be beat. When it comes to Black Jasmine tea, since black tea on its own is chock full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, adding in the irresistible and intoxicating aroma of jasmine is just the icing on the proverbial teacake! Here are some top picks:
- Jasmine Black harvested by Tealyra
- Black Pearls, Organic harvested by The Tea Spot
- Black Jasmine harvested by Harney & Sons
Organic Jasmine Green Tea Benefits
Last but certainly not least, we have Jasmine Green Tea-the most traditional Organic Jasmine Tea of the bunch. Just about everyone on earth has heard of the powerhouse of energy and nutrients that is green tea. Matcha latte, anyone? This naturally caffeinated tea offers a guilt free energy boost on top of vitamins and minerals such as zinc, potassium, iron, and more. Check out these organic offerings:
- Royal Jasmine Organic harvested by Camellia Sinensis
- Dragon Pearls (Jasmine Pearls) by Camellia Sinensis
- Organic Jasmine Green Tea by Prince of Peace
*NOTE: My personal favorite is the Prince of Peace
So which one will you try?
Always Remember, “Natural” Does Not Always Equal Organic
Keep in mind that many companies will sometimes label their tea, Jasmine or otherwise, as being “natural” or “all natural”. It is important to know that being labeled a natural product does not mean that it is also organic. They are usually only referring to the product being made with no artificial ingredients being used to develop the teas flavor, scent, or some other element. So, you’ll want to do your research to make sure you are getting a fresh and all organic product. Try using this list to guide you!
Lastly, My Experience with Organic Jasmine Tea
My first experience with organic Jasmine tea was through a co-worker who just so happened to hail from Fujian Province, China and had an uncle with his own commercial tea garden over there. I admit that at the time, I didn’t know what I was looking at when she first offered me a cup. I had never seen loose leaf tea before and up until then, from my point of view, tea only ever came in bottle or in bag form. That being said, I was a little hesitant to try it!
The second that she poured the boiling water over the loose leaves, the Jasmine flower buds seemed to dance with the black tea leaves as they swirled in the direction of the flowing water. At this point, I was already impressed by this strange new tea when suddenly I became utterly amazed at how quickly and wonderfully its aroma came alive. It was then that I knew I would be drinking this amazing tea for a long time. Such a pleasant and calming scent combined with a taste so perfectly balanced and light, organic jasmine tea soon became a staple in my home. Based on what you’ve learned you’re probably itching to try some. Pick one on this list and go for it! You never know if it may become your next go to must have.