Ever thought on how to steep Jasmine tea? I did. It's no secret that a perfect cup of Jasmine tea has a lot of beneficial punches on your health. It is known for cancer prevention, beautifying the skin, obesity, and the immune system...the list is endless.
That's why most tea experts appreciate its rich earthy flavour and sentimental feelings it brings. But how do you prepare this kind of tea?
The good news is, the process is not that difficult. And this article has the ideal process the tea growers and tea experts use to make Jasmine Tea. The method below can be used with a tea infuser (how does a teapot Infuser work?) for better results. Let's dive right into the details.
Step 1: Invest in Fresh Loose-leaves Jasmine tea.
The rich aroma and flavour of tea depends on the quality leaves. The quickest way to compromise its aroma is to use tea bags, which makes the tea bitter and astringent.
Since the tea leaves have a delicate flavour, it's only fair that you use loose tea leaves. The tea leaves will provide you a robust taste and rich flavour. In other words, you will be advantaged by its flavour.
To experience the Jasmine perfume, you have to mix fresh Jasmine tea leaves from the farm with either green or oolong tea. You can also substitute white oolong. Much will depend on your tea preference. Then you have to let it wait for at least 24 hours. The longer it waits, the stronger the Jasmine scent. Picture it like wine that ages with time. Sometimes you can leave it for three weeks, and it won’t go stale.
If you cannot find the loose-leaves of Jasmine tea, you can buy a whole-leaf tea sachet that has a roomy shape and cloth mesh construction.
Step 2: Prepare the Water
While the quality of tea leaves impacts the delicious flavour you experience. Water also plays a major role in bringing out the authentic taste of this delightful cup.
That means, when you are preparing for this type of tea, you have to get everything right from the get go. The best brewing option for Jasmine tea is spring water and filtered water as the second option.
Tap or chlorinated water won't give you the best taste or flavour. In fact, it will make your tea bitter, and you may not enjoy this tea. Spring water won't alter the flavour. Spring is natural drinking water in its purest form because it is clean, fresh, unprocessed, and free from any chemical treatments. That is why it is advisable you use spring water when you want to prepare Jasmine tea.
Step 3: Heat the water
Jasmine tea is delicate and sensitive to water temperature. That explains why you can't brew it like regular tea. The ideal water temperature should be 160 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. There are two ways you can measure this:
- Get a thermometer and measure
- Wait for the bubble to appear after the initial tiny bubbles.
If you lack any of those, you can buy a kettle that has thermometer measurements, which will tell you the temperature of the water when it is boiling. If you happen to go beyond the normal temperature range, your tea may be bitter for you to drink. Precise water temperature is what you must aim for if you want the best tea possible.
Step 4: Steep
One teaspoonful of loose-tea Jasmine tea in the infuser is enough for 6 ounces of water. Since too much Jasmine tea is bitter, you need to experiment with a small portion of teaspoonful. You can always test the flavor after every 30 seconds to find your taste preferences.
Jasmine tea is only minutes away. For the best tea flavor, the ideal steep time is 2 to 4 minutes. But first, start with 2 minutes and taste the tea every 30 seconds intervals to find the perfect taste you want. After the tea has steeped, pour the liquid into the teacup. Then drink it while warm!
That is how you prepare the best optimal Jasmine green tea. If you follow every step, I don't see the reason why you won't enjoy the delicate flavour and sweet-scented aroma.