I don't know what's happened to me. I've got a bit more sophisticated in my old age. I like a bit of jasmine tea. I love it.
- Danny Dyer
Jasmine tea is one of the most famous and loved teas in the world. Jasmine tea, the scented tea that smells and tastes like jasmine blossom, has its origins in the Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). During the Ming Dynasty there was a preference for the use of floral elements. Not only in architecture, wall coverings, fabrics or porcelain, but also in food and tea.
Not only jasmine, but also chrysanthemum, osmanthus, orchid became popular as a seasoning. During the following Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) this trend, although now a tradition, continued with bergamot, lychee and orange.
Jasmine tea was one of the first scented teas to be exported to the west from China in the late 1800s.
The world quickly fell in love with the aroma and delicate taste of jasmine and has not been able to do without it ever since.
Het Kleinste Huis has various loose leaf teas in its collection that contain jasmine. Discover, for example, our white jasmine pearls (white tea), the organic green jasmine tea or the black Earl Grey Classic to which bergamot and jasmine have been added. Also special is our summery Strawberry Rubarb blend, a tea blend of black and green tea with strawberry, rhubarb and jasmine.