Jasmine Green Tea Recipe

Jasmine Green Tea Recipe
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Pooja Mattl, author of The 3 Day Reset, has high praise for this green tea variation: “For those unfamiliar with the flavor of green tea or those who find it too bitter, this kind of green tea offers a more palatable alternative as the beautiful, strong aroma and flavor of jasmine offsets the bitterness and at the same time, captivates the senses.” 

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1
Servings
152
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

(Mattl prefers Jasmine Pearl loose leaf tea by Rishi tea)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon loose leaf jasmine green tea
  • 8 ounces filtered cold water

Directions

Place tea leaves in an infuser of choice (mesh ball, bag, etc.) and place in serving teacup or glass. Bring water to a boil, wait a minute, then pour it over the tea leaves. Let is steep for exactly 3 minutes — no longer or your tea will become too bitter. Remove the tea infuser or strain the tea. Save leaves; they’re good for one more infusion. Serve over ice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
291µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
179mg
18%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
99µg
25%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
176mg
25%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
111mg
7%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
203g
8%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Green Tea Shopping Tip

Look for high-quality green teas in Asian markets or specialty tea stores. Loose-leaf blends tend to be higher quality than grocery store brands.

Green Tea Cooking Tip

Most green teas require a lower temperature water than black teas, which typically require boiling water. Invest in a thermometer to ensure that the water you use on delicate green tea is the right temperature.