Jasmine tea is a type of tea, scented with the aroma of blossoms from the jasmine plant. It’s typically based on green tea, but sometimes black or white tea is used instead. Blossoms from common jasmine (Jasminum officinale) or sampaguita (Jasminum sambac) are placed alongside tea leaves in storage or blended with stored tea, allowing the aroma to infuse. Because jasmine tea is typically made from green tea leaves, it provides many of the same powerful health benefits that you would get from drinking green tea. Jasmine tea is loaded with powerful plant-based compounds known as polyphenols. These act as antioxidants in your body and protect your cells against free radical damage. Studies have linked free radical damage to heart disease and several types of cancer. Jasmine tea made from green tea is high in polyphenols called catechins. One particularly powerful catechin in green tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which has been linked to many benefits, including weight loss and improved blood sugar control, as well as heart and oral health. What’s more, green tea catechins like EGCG have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and blood-lipid-lowering effects, which may reduce your risk of heart disease.
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