Jasmine Tea and Orange Juice Recipe2018-05-01
We all know that tea has been part of British culture for about 350 years and is quintessentially a British drink. However, truth be told tea history goes back much further. Drinking tea was established in China hundreds of years before it reached the west. The tea tree originated in southwest China, Tiber and Northern India. During the Tand dynasty around 618-907 AD drinking tea became widespread.
Jasmine flowers originated from Persia (Iran) and were imported to China during the Han Dynasty in 206 BC – 220 AD. It was first infused in white or green based tea in the Fuzhou region of China. Jasmine Tea became popular because of its unique aroma and taste that wonderfully blends with the grassy and nutty taste of green and white teas.
How to make Jasmine Tea and Orange Juice
Prep Time: 5 mins
Ready In: 20 mins
2 teaspoons loose-leaf or 2 bags jasmine tea
2 cups fresh orange juice (from 2 Hale Navel Oranges)
Hale Navel Orange slices, for serving
- Brew tea in 2 cups of boiling water for 4 minutes then strain and remove bag. Let it cool completely. Once cool, combine orange juice and tea in a pitcher.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve over ice. Use orange slices for garnishing. Tea should be consumed within 2 days.