Jasmine tea is the most popular variety of flavored tea. And, vanilla jasmine is a unique blend of this fine tea, blended especially for extra flavor. If you’ve never tried vanilla jasmine tea, you’re in for a real treat.
Of course, vanilla jasmine tea is a variation on the popular jasmine tea, which has been produced in China for centuries. To make traditional jasmine tea, jasmine blossoms are plucked in the morning, just as they’re beginning to open and are kept in a cool place until evening. At night, as the jasmine blossoms begin to release their fragrance, they are added to the loose tea leaves, infusing them with the wonderful aroma and sweet flavor of jasmine 茶葉批發. To made vanilla jasmine tea, pieces of vanilla bean or vanilla extract are also 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 is still made from green tea. This is because China grows some of the largest and most heavily scented jasmine blossoms and because China’s green tea leaves are some of the loosest, which helps them to properly absorb the jasmine flavor and scent. However, vanilla jasmine tea is made from many different varieties of tea. In fact, black vanilla jasmine tea is nearly 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 flavor of black vanilla jasmine tea varies more widely than that of other tea varieties. This is because black tea comes in such a wide variety of flavors and strengths, depending upon the type of black tea and where it’s grown. Because black tea has a stronger flavor, black vanilla jasmine tea will have a more subtle vanilla jasmine taste because the tea is stronger and more boldly flavored.
As with all teas, the secret to making the best cup of vanilla jasmine tea lies in choosing fine tea and brewing it correctly. Begin by using quality loose tea purchased from a tea shop known for dealing in only the finest teas. You should look for vanilla jasmine tea that has been made using only real jasmine blossoms with vanilla bean pieces or vanilla extract combined with first grade tea leaves. Brew the tea using fresh cold water. Put the water in a clean tea kettle and bring it to a boil on the stove. Meanwhile, put hot tap water in your teapot to warm it up while the water is heating.
Flavored teas are produced all over the world. Because each tea growing region of the world produces tea with slightly different tastes, flavored teas can taste different depending upon the tea base used to create them, including where this tea base is grown.
Two of the world’s largest tea producing countries are Sri Lanka and India and thus, many flavored teas are created from the teas grown in these countries. Understanding the characteristics that distinguish the teas from Sri Lanka and India will give you an idea of how a flavored tea made from these tea bases will taste.
Ceylon teas are grown in Sri Lanka. Tea is grown in the highlands of Sri Lanka, over an area of about four thousand square miles. Tea can be plucked all year in Sri Lanka, though the very best Ceylon teas are those plucked in February. Tea production employs more Sri Lankans than any other industry.
Ceylon teas brew up a clear reddish-brown that is very bright. The tea is mild, bright and distinct. Though it is very flavorful, it is milder than many other black teas. Tea is grown at several altitudes in Sri Lanka, providing slightly different tastes. Dimbula and Nuwara Eliya teas are grown at Sri Lanka’s highest altitudes and are highly sought after by blenders in tea importing countries. Uva teas come from the Eastern Highlands of Sri Lanka.
Ceylon teas are great for making flavored teas because of their mild flavor. They combine beautifully with fruits. It’s fairly easy to find Ceylon tea flavored with mango, apricot and grapefruit. Most flavored Ceylon teas are black teas, but this country’s production of green, white and oolong teas is growing.