Jasmine tea enjoys a rich history dating from the Song Dynasty in Chinese history. Jasmine tea is essentually tea with the added flavor and fragrance of Jasmine flowers. Usually, green tea or white tea is used as a base for Jasmine tea because the flavor and sweetness of Jasmine is very delicate and can be easliy overwhelmed particularly with a full bodies tea such as black tea.
Jasmine tea is the most popular of scented teas that originate in China. It is traditionally served to welcome honored guests.