4 Remarkable Benefits Of Jasmine Tea & How To Make It At Home

Jasmine tea originated in China and is considered the most famous scented tea there. 

Not only is jasmine tea popular in China, but it’s become a favorite of tea drinkers worldwide as it’s become manufactured and distributed.

Jasmine tea sets itself apart from other types of tea because of the intense floral aroma of the leaves of jasmine flowers (from the Jasminum officinale plant), which are dried and combined with tea leaves. 

Drinking Jasmine has its potential benefits, which are combined with the benefits of the type of tea it’s used with.

Here, we’ll review some of the benefits of jasmine tea and explain how to make your own jasmine tea at home.

The advantages of drinking Jasmine tea 

1) Might help improve mental health

In this animal-based study, rats were put in a stressful situation to induce signs of depression. 

The rats given jasmine tea had reduced symptoms of depression, which is thought to occur because of changes to the gut-brain axis, which is the relationship between the bacteria in your gut and your brain and mental health.

Researchers aren’t quite sure how jasmine tea helps ease depression symptoms, but the outcomes of the study clearly showed an association between jasmine tea and reduced depression symptoms. 

Since jasmine tea is safe and easily accessible, it’s worth a shot if you’re looking for ways to naturally improve your mental health.

2) Reduce your risk of chronic diseases

Jasmine tea can be black, green, oolong, or any other type of tea – the thing that makes it jasmine tea is the addition of the dried leaves of the jasmine flower. 

That means that jasmine tea can have the benefits of whatever type of tea is used.

According to studies, green tea might help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, which can cause heart attack and stroke. 

According to human studies, green tea consumption might also:

  • Reduce your risk of certain types of cancer
  • Promote healthy blood pressure
  • Promote oral health
  • Support healthy bone density
  • Support weight management
  • Offer neuroprotective factors (helping to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, Parkinson’s, and others)

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3) Lower blood sugar levels

The incidence of type 2 diabetes has increased significantly in recent decades, with around one in ten adults having diabetes. 

Managing blood sugar levels is the main goal of managing diabetes, which can be done with a combination of lifestyle changes and medication therapy.

According to a study, black jasmine tea consumption might improve blood sugar levels after you eat.

Researchers attribute the reduction in blood sugar to the polyphenols in black tea, which appear to impact insulin sensitivity.

4) Decreases heart rate and promote relaxation

In a small study of 24 healthy people, the aroma of jasmine reduced heart rate and promoted feelings of relaxation. 

These benefits are thought to be attributed to linalool, a compound in jasmine.

Other studies on linalool have found it to have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-hyperlipidemic, antimicrobial, antinociceptive, analgesic, anxiolytic, anti-depressive, and neuroprotective properties.

In easier-to-understand terms, that means the linalool in jasmine tea might help reduce inflammation, promote heart health, boost mental health, and fight bacteria.

How to make Jasmine tea

There are many ways to make jasmine tea, including loose-leaf tea, tea bags, and jasmine tea pearls. Jasmine tea pearls are rolled tea leaves combined with dried jasmine flower buds.

The easiest way to make jasmine tea is to buy it pre-made from a high-quality producer. Making homemade jasmine tea is possible, too, but it takes some time and patience since jasmine’s aroma is strongest at night when the flowers bloom, and it takes time for its aroma to be released.

Premade jasmine tea is crafted with blooming jasmine flowers to have the strongest aroma and flavor. 

Here’s how to make jasmine tea from loose-leaf tea or jasmine tea pearls:

  • Heat water to 160-180 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s recommended to use filtered water or spring water for optimal flavor.
  • Steep the jasmine tea for 2-4 minutes (steeping is the process of letting the tea leaves soak in the hot water to extract their flavor and aroma). Start with a shorter amount of time and increase as desired based on your taste preferences.
  • Remove the tea bag/tea leaves/tea pearls, using a strainer if necessary.
  • Allow the tea to cool and serve as desired; some people like adding sugar and cream to tea, while others prefer it plain.

Does Jasmine tea have caffeine?

Jasmine tea can be made from any type of tea leaves (green, black, white, oolong, etc), so whether it contains caffeine depends on the type of tea used. Jasmine tea is usually made with green tea leaves, which contain small amounts of caffeine. 

The amount of caffeine in green tea is low – around 30-50 milligrams per cup compared to 80-100 milligrams in the same amount of black coffee.

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Is Jasmine tea green tea?

Jasmine tea is usually made with green tea, but it can also be made from other types of tea leaves, like black tea. 

Dried jasmine flower leaves or buds are added to the tea leaves to provide the aroma and flavor of jasmine, which is what makes it ‘jasmine tea.’

What does Jasmine tea taste like?

The flavor of jasmine is described as ‘sweet,’ ‘floral,’ and ‘delicate’ with a perfume-like aroma. The flavor and aroma of jasmine are highest at night when the flower buds open, which is why jasmine harvesters work at night when the buds are open.


  • Jasmine tea is made by combining tea leaves with dried jasmine flower leaves, which are highly fragrant at night when they blossom.
  • Some of the potential benefits of drinking jasmine tea include improved mental health outcomes (lower depression and anxiety, promoting a sense of relaxation, etc.) as well as health outcomes like improved heart health and reduced risk of chronic diseases. 
  • Some of these benefits are from jasmine itself, while others are due to the types of tea used along with jasmine (black, green, etc).

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