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Perfectly Scented Jasmine Tea

Who doesn't like a flavorful tea that not only seduces the taste buds but also the olfactory senses!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Passive Time1 d
Total Time25 mins
Course: Tea Time
Cuisine: Japanese
Appliance: Sauce pan, Tea Strainer, Mason Jar
Servings: 2 people
Author: Jinal Gangar

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Green or black tea loose leaf
  • 1 cup Jasmine flowers fresh

Instructions

  • Add 1/4 cup of the green or black tea to an empty jar.
  • Now add fresh jasmine flowers on top of the tea. Fresh flowers help to make the tea fragrant and exotic. 
  • Then cover the flowers with the rest of the tea. Tap the jar gently on a flat surface so that the leaves and flowers settle properly.
  • For the jasmine scent to blend well with the leaves, keep something heavy on the tea layers and close the jar.
  • You want to infuse the tea properly so keep the jar in a dark place for at least 24 hours. If you want an extravagant flavor then you can keep the jar untouched for more time.
  • After a day, open the jar and remove the weight to smell the fresh jasmine-infused tea leaves.
  • It can be used to make the tea now. So boil the water in a pan. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add 1 heaping teaspoon of jasmine tea to it and let it brew for 10 minutes.
  • After the tea has infused properly, strain it into a cup and enjoy the goodness of this 'flowerful' beverage!

Notes

For people who do not have jasmine flowers on hand, you could look for them in nearby nurseries or organic stores.
If you are not a huge fan of green or black tea, you can use oolong or white tea as well.
You can also add honey to sweeten your tea.