Jasmine tea is the most popular variety of flavored tea. And, vanilla jasmine is a unique mixture of this fine tea, blended specifically for extra flavor. If you’ve never tried vanilla jasmine tea, you are in for a real treat.
Of course, vanilla jasmine tea is a variation on the popular jasmine tea, that has been manufactured in China for hundreds of years. To make traditional jasmine tea, jasmine blossoms are plucked in the morning, just like they’re starting to open and are kept in a cool place until evening. At night, as the jasmine blossoms begin to release their fragrance, they’re added to the loose tea leaves, infusing them with the wonderful aroma and sweet flavor of jasmine. To made vanilla jasmine tea, bits of vanilla bean or vanilla extract will also be infused into the tea, imparting vanilla’s sweet and comforting flavor and aroma to the tea. Jasmine and vanilla work beautifully together, creating a tea that is sweet and calming, with a wonderful fragrance.
Most of the world’s plain jasmine tea is still produced in China and it is still produced from green tea. This is because China grows some of the largest and many heavily scented jasmine blossoms and since China’s green tea leaves are some of the loosest, which will help them to properly absorb the jasmine flavor and scent. However, vanilla jasmine tea is produced from many different varieties of tea. Actually, black vanilla jasmine tea is as popular as green vanilla jasmine tea. You can also find vanilla jasmine tea in white and oolong varieties, too. White vanilla jasmine tea is particularly sweet and mild, while oolong vanilla jasmine tea is fruity with a very distinct flavor.
The taste of black vanilla jasmine tea varies extensively compared to other tea varieties. Read the rest of this entry »