Jasmine Tea

Making Jasmine Milk Tea, What Should You Do?

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Jasmine milk tea is a refreshing and delicious beverage, perfect for enjoying in the springtime.

The crispness of jasmine tea combines with the smoothness of milk, creating a rich aroma and a full-bodied flavor with distinct layers.

Known for its superior fragrance, jasmine tea is often regarded as one of the best loose leaf tea. A well-made jasmine milk tea should fully capture the strengths of jasmine flower tea, with a pure and moderately sweet taste that doesn't overwhelm.

Why Make This Beverage?

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  • Healthier and more hygienic:

Making this beverage at home allows you to select higher quality and healthier ingredients, such as premium loose leaf tea.

Unlike commercially available milk teas that may contain various flavorings and additives, homemade milk tea can have certain health benefits.

  • Simple steps:

The ingredients required for homemade jasmine milk tea are relatively simple, and the process is not complex. It's easy to make a delicious beverage.

  • Versatility:

You can customize your jasmine milk tea by adding your favorite ingredients on top of the basic recipe, creating various flavors of beverages, which can be quite enjoyable.

The Ingredients You'll Need

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Jasmine tea: It is recommended to use jasmine green tea, which uses loose leaf green tea as the dry tea to absorb fresh jasmine aroma. However, if you prefer other flavors, jasmine oolong tea or jasmine black tea made from loose leaf oolong tea or black tea can also be good choices.

Whole milk: The quality of the milk largely determines the taste of this beverage. It is recommended to use high-quality, full-bodied whole milk.

Hot water: About how to make Jasmine tea, there are some important factors. For instance, Jasmine tea is not suitable for brewing with water at too high a temperature. Water at around 80°C is ideal.

Granulated sugar: Granulated sugar is used to caramelize and add sweetness to the beverage. Honey can also be used as a substitute for granulated sugar.

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Brewing the tea

Take 10 grams of jasmine tea and place it in a large container. Add around 500 milliliters of hot water at approximately 80°C. Stir well, then let it steep for a certain period, preferably not exceeding 6 minutes.

  1. Getting the tea soup

Filter out the tea leaves to obtain the tea soup. Avoid pressing or squeezing the tea leaves at the bottom, as this can make the tea taste bitter.

  1. Making caramel

Heat a pan over high heat and add granulated sugar. Stir the sugar for a while, then reduce the heat to low and continue stirring. Once the sugar has melted and turned into a caramel brown color, the caramel is ready.

  1. Mixing

Take 300 milliliters of the brewed tea infusion and add 300 milliliters of whole milk. Then, according to your taste preferences, add an appropriate amount of caramel. Mix thoroughly, and your delicious jasmine milk tea is ready to be served.

How to Choose Jasmine Tea?

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  1. Visual Inspection

Generally, for high-quality jasmine tea, tender buds are preferred, with long and plump strips, abundant white hairs, and no leaves.

Following that are one bud with one leaf, two leaves, or more buds, with visible hairs on the buds.

As you go down in quality, there are fewer buds and more leaves. Lower-grade teas mainly consist of leaves, with almost no buds or very few buds.

It is recommended to use a tea sampler to try out different jasmine teas and find the best jasemine tea for yourself.

  1. Aroma

Good jasmine tea should emit a strong and lasting aroma from the tea leaves, which is fragrant without being overpowering, and with a refreshing scent that is free from any unpleasant odors.

Generally, only jasmine teas that have been steeped multiple times can present an elegant and rich aroma. The number of times the jasmine tea has been steeped is also an important factor to consider.

Find more loose leaf jasmine tea with our Jasmine Tea Sampler.>>>

Is This Beverage High in Caffeine?

The caffeine content in jasmine milk tea primarily comes from the selected loose leaf jasmine tea.

The caffeine content varies depending on the type of jasmine tea used. Generally, jasmine green tea has a lower caffeine content, jasmine oolong tea has a moderate caffeine content, and jasmine black tea has a relatively higher caffeine content.

If you want to make a low-caffeine jasmine milk tea, it is recommended to use jasmine green tea as the base.

What Else Can Be Added to Jasmine Milk Tea?

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  • Tapioca pearls:

You can either make your own or purchase pre-made soft and chewy tapioca pearls to add another layer of chewiness to the jasmine milk tea.

  • Sea salt cream topping:

Another option is to add a layer of sea salt cream topping on top of the jasmine milk tea, providing a rich and creamy texture to this delicious beverage.

The refreshing scent of jasmine combined with the creamy richness of milk creates a sweetness that is irresistible. Don't hesitate to try making this delicious beverage yourself.


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