Jasmine Sun Tea
Jasmine has sedative effects on the nervous system, soothing and relaxing tense nerves. The sedative compounds found in this herb have been found to promote peaceful sleep, help to induce sleep in insomniacs and regulate erratic or irregular sleep patterns.
About this Recipe
By: Jennifer Shelhart
Jasmine’s scent is unique and unforgettable. Scenting tea with Jasmine is a practice that has been going on for centuries. It requires incredible skill, and a lot of patience. Tea growers work quickly to create this complex tea during a very short window of time, while the jasmine fields are blooming.
Harvesting the flowers is a labor-intensive process. Thousands of tiny buds are plucked by hand, requiring dexterity and concentration. Mid summer, Pickers cautiously select buds that will bloom that evening. Once picked, the flowers are then stored in a building called a scenting house. Here is where they are layered with tea leaves until they bloom. As the Jasmine buds unfold, their intoxicating scent is released into the air and the the fragrance is absorbed by the tea leaves creating, at last, a blend of exquisite tea.
2 Gal Water
- 1/2 Cup Jasmine Tea
This recipe is a set it and forget it type which i cant love enough. All you need is a 2 gallon glass jar or pitcher. 2 gallons of water and a ½ cup of jasmine tea.
Combine the water and tea into the jar, cover and set in the sun for about 4 hours.
Strain and store in the fridge.
Pour over ice and enjoy.
I’ve seen recipes that include fruit syrup but i think the jasmine needs nothing else. I like to sweeten just a tiny bit with honey.
Do you want to make your own? I have the ingredients. Find Jasmine tea here.
I’d love to hear how you use Jasmine! Leave me a comment! If you have questions, email me a firstname.lastname@example.org.
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