Blooming Jasmine Tea Ball
To create these blooming jasmine tea balls, artisans in China sew high quality jasmine-scented green tea leaves with pink amaranth flowers. Steeping the ball will cause the leaves and flowers to unfurl and result in a fresh and fragrant tea.
- Flavor profile: Smooth, floral, fresh
- Caffeine content: Medium-low
What's green tea?
Green tea differs from black or oolong tea because it's less oxidized. In oxidation tea leaves are exposed to the air to dry and darken. The more oxidized a tea is, the stronger it is. From strongest to lightest are black, oolong, green, and white teas.
Green tea is believed to have various health benefits. A large study in Japan showed a link between daily consumption of green tea and lower risk of death from cardiovascular diseases. Another Japanese study showed that "higher consumption rates of green tea were associated with a reduced risk of stroke."
Green tea has also been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels, aid in digestion, and decrease inflammation in the skin.